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Andy Ruiz Jr eager to take on Joseph Parker after Anthony Joshua rematch


New heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr has revealed he would like to run it back against Kiwi fighter Joseph Parker, after his rematch with British champion Anthony Joshua.

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker takes on Andy Ruiz Jr. Source: Photosport

Ruiz has only one loss on his professional boxing resume, to Parker by majority decision in 2016 in New Zealand when they were both fighting for the WBO heavyweight title.

The Mexican champion now holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles after defeating Joshua via seventh round TKO earlier this month at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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David Higgins spoke after the fight about where the Kiwi heavyweight will fight next, with plenty of options to chose from. Source: 1 NEWS

Ruiz Jr and Joshua are currently in negations for a rematch which is set to go down in November/December and could be held in either Britain, the United States or Mexico.

"I'd like to fight him [Joseph Parker] after we get the fight I have first," Ruiz told media during a victory parade in California at the weekend.

"I never look past an opponent that I have. Right now I'm just focused on getting the results that I got in the last fight in the rematch, and remain the Mexican heavyweight champion of the world at heavyweight."

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The Kiwi heavyweight says he wants to "dominate the heavyweight division" after securing the WBO title. Source: 1 NEWS

Parker is set to fight Australian/Samoan boxer Alex Leapai this Sunday [NZ time] in Providence, Rhode Island.

Leapai has fought for a world title in the past, losing to Wladimir Klitschko back in 2014.