ANTHONY JOSHUA is looking to complete his trilogy with Andy Ruiz Jr. – in a fight promoter Eddie Hearn is absolutely against.
AJ was first stunned by the Mexican-American underdog in June 2019 but won the rematch six months later.
But the pair never ended the trilogy decider, leaving the door open for a third fight.
Joshua, 33, is considering his next opponent for his comeback fight in early 2023.
And he held talks with Hearn in Abu Dhabi, where Dmitry Bivol, 31, defeated Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez, 31.
Deontay Wilder, 37, and Dillian Whyte, 34, are among the frontrunners, but AJ also likes the sound of Ruiz, 33.
Hearn said: “Definitely, I mean, (Wilder) was one of the names I mentioned to him tonight.
“I’m not just saying it, but I couldn’t tell a fight AJ that he’s not going. He said tonight about Andy Ruiz.
“I said, did you see Andy Ruiz over there, he said, ‘Yeah, I’d love to fight him again.’
“I said, ‘Why? You’re not fighting him again!’. He said, ‘Why not?’ and I went ‘F*** off’. He’s awful!'”
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Hearn added, “He saw Jalavov and said, ‘I’d like to fight him,’ and I said, ‘Why? He’s about 4-0!’
“He just wants to fight everyone. It’s just a question of whether he did it.
“And it wouldn’t be an easy fight, but an easier fight before he basically gets into a Deontay Wilder or a Dillian Whyte.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6617513/anthony-joshua-trilogy-fight-andy-ruiz-jr/ Anthony Joshua wants a trilogy fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. but his promoter Eddie Hearn is dead against it