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Boxing News Roundup (June 5, 2019): Ruiz-Joshua rematch, Zab Judah return, more

Ruiz-Joshua II is coming, Zab Judah’s back, and more.

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Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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The rankings got updated on Tuesday and as I imagined, there was a whole to-do about the heavyweight rankings. I’ve got it Fury-Wilder-Ruiz at the top for now. Some folks disagree. Some folks agree. Some folks couldn’t care less.

The biggest story of the day is that Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua are headed for an immediate rematch, as Joshua’s team triggered the rematch clause and Eddie Hearn says the fight will take place in November or December. It’s a wild world, but Ruiz-Joshua II is really one of the biggest fights in the sport you can do right now. The wonder now is exact date and where it will be held. Based on prior comments, you can expect Hearn and Co. to push for the UK, but DAZN may push for the US, since it would be in primetime here instead of the afternoon. Ruiz has said he wants it in Mexico, which seems really unlikely.

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Zab Judah v Paulie Malignaggi Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

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