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Anthony Joshua wants another US fight to put Andy Ruiz defeat behind him with Deontay Wilder on the cards, says Hearn

, Anthony Joshua wants another US fight to put Andy Ruiz defeat behind him with Deontay Wilder on the cards, says Hearn

ANTHONY JOSHUA would love to return to America for a future fight according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The 25-1 boxer has had just one bout on U.S. soil, his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz jr. in June 2019.

Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz in his only fight on U.S. soil
Eddie Hearn is prepared to organise a fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder

AJ is keen to right that black mark against his name by returning to America, and Hearn claims Deontay Wilder could be a potential opponent if he defeats Tyson Fury.

He told Tha Boxing Voice: “I think Anthony Joshua would love to fight in America again. I think he wants to come back and almost put that right.

“I see him coming back to America. I see him dominating for a long time.

And when asked about whether a Wilder vs Joshua fight would be a 50/50 split, Hearn responded: “That’s something I’d have to speak to AJ about. I guess so, I guess he’d deserve that.

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“The energy would be exactly the same. It’s just about undisputed.”

Joshua experienced the great high of fighting under the lights at Madison Square Garden.

But he lost his world heavyweight belts and his undefeated record to Ruiz, before beating the Mexican in a rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Since AJ regained his belts Fury has won the WBC and The Ring magazine titles, having stopped Wilder in round seven of their rematch in Las Vegas in 2020.

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, Anthony Joshua wants another US fight to put Andy Ruiz defeat behind him with Deontay Wilder on the cards, says Hearn

Wilder could set-up a long-awaited clash with AJ if he defeats Tyson Fury

, Anthony Joshua wants another US fight to put Andy Ruiz defeat behind him with Deontay Wilder on the cards, says Hearn

Fury had finally set-up a fight with Joshua before a court ruled he had to face Wilder again

, Anthony Joshua wants another US fight to put Andy Ruiz defeat behind him with Deontay Wilder on the cards, says Hearn

The Gypsy King was due to fight AJ in a bout to unify the belts before a court ruled Fury was contractually obliged to face off against Wilder once more.

The outcome of their July meeting will be key to Joshua’s immediate future, but Hearn could seek to set up a clash with Wilder if the American is victorious.

If not, a return to America may have to wait for Joshua, with Saudi Arabia a likely location if Fury agrees to a fight.

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