Boxing news: Eddie Hearn responds to claims Andy Ruiz Jr hasn’t signed for Anthony Joshua rematch, hope for Josh Taylor WBSS final

12 Aug

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Eddie Hearn insists Andy Ruiz Jr has signed for the Anthony Joshua rematch

Promoter Hearn responded in an attempt to assuage any concerns: “I read several reports yesterday.

“Both fighters have signed for this rematch fight.

“All the governing bodies have been told and confirmed by both sides the date and venue for this event.”

Andy Ruiz Jr knocked Anthony Joshua down four times and stopped him

Hope for Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor WBSS final

Prograis and his promoter Lou DiBella have filed a lawsuit against the tournament organisers Comosa with the intention of getting released from the contract.

This would mean he’d pull out of the super-lightweight final against Taylor.

However, according to Mike Coppinger, talks are now underway to salvage the situation.

The WBSS put out a statement in response to Prograis’ lawsuit

Amir Khan trolls entire internet with ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ prank

Khan was the subject of widespread mockery on social media on Sunday after a video emerged of him appearing to do something stupid.

While on a plane headed for a holiday in Istanbul, his wife Faryal Makhdoom recorded him mistakenly asking a flight attendant whether the ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ on the food menu was edible.

The menu actually read: ‘White Chocolate Mousse.’

However, the full video has now emerged and it seems Khan will be the one having the last laugh.

Lennox Lewis expresses doubts about Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia

Lewis is hesitant to believe the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch is actually going to take place in Saudi Arabia.

When asked about the Saudi venue, former undisputed champion Lewis replied: “Until I see both fighters signed on the bottom line, I don’t believe it.

“Although I wouldn’t mind seeing it in Mexico, I would think Hearn would angle for the Cardiff or Wembley.

“Or, worse comes to worse, New York City again.”

Lennox Lewis with AJ back at the Olympics in 2012