Where SHOULD Ruiz-Joshua II be held?

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  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

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  • Barclays Center, New York City

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  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

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  • Chase Center, San Francisco

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Jun 6, 2012
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The thread title is different to the opening post. What are you actually asking?
 
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MSG for me. Go and right a wrong and show the champ Ruiz some respect by agreeing to fight somewhere he's happy with.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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I am a boxing fan, currently based in the UK. I want any big fights that can happen in the UK, to happen in the UK. It makes them easier to watch on TV, and cheaper and easier to attend.

I am not a patriot, nor am I particularly a fan of Joshua, but I want him to win as it is better for British boxing, which benefits me as a British fan. UK gives him his best chance of winning, so I prefer that.
 
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Regarding what is fair, I think whatever is stipulated in the original contract should be abided by. Both fighters signed it happily, in sound mind, and not under any duress.

If Matchroom left wriggle room however, and Ruiz wants to exploit it, then that is also fair. They have to renegotiate based on their current bargaining strengths.
 
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Jun 5, 2013
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Should have been Wembley or Cardiff, or any big venue over here! These are the nights fans remember, like AJ klit or Froch Groves. Saudi Arabia is just a shit choice all around
 
Jun 21, 2012
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In the UK so I don't have to stay up until 5am to watch it

Although another KO, at home no less, would be much more damaging to AJs career
 
Jun 3, 2012
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Mexico would have been a great spectacle, although the conditions would have left Joshua at a further disadvantage.

Morrison's Pub, the Accra Prison Canteen, Bluewater Shopping Centre -- any of those legendary venues would have done.
 

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May 24, 2013
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In the UK so I don't have to stay up until 5am to watch it

Although another KO, at home no less, would be much more damaging to AJs career
Chances are it would still be an early morning affair to cater for the US audience.
 

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May 21, 2013
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Should be in the same place to avoid excuses from either side.

I don’t think the venue had anything to do with AJ losing but the amount of importance Hearn and co have put on the location it will now no doubt be at the back of AJ’s mind for the second fight.

Saudi is a terrible, terrible choice. It’s an away fight for both and will have a shit atmosphere. Hearn is just making a big cash grab from the Saudi’s in case Joshua loses again.
 
May 23, 2018
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should be MSG, im british so would prefer the UK fight times but he went over to break america and failed so makes sense to right that wrong. plus its been so annoying listening to hearn say 'we went to Ruiz's home country in the first fight so it makes sense for him to come to us now' nah mate Ruiz was a late replacement so dont think you can play that card
 
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Yeah it really should be back at MSG, as others have said, try to right the wrong.

I can understand why it’s not though, the pressure might be too much?

I said it in the main thread but in a way I think Saudi isn’t a bad idea. Not the pressure of MSG and the bad memories, but also not the UK where the casuals will go mad every time Joshua lands a decent shot? That shit could b just as exhausting for him, if he reacts to that each time he’d gas for certain.

Saudi, with the shit atmosphere, will be much better in that respect.