Roundup (April 30, 2019): Canelo-Jacobs updates, Ruiz to face Joshua, more

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Andy Ruiz Jr is getting the call to face Anthony Joshua, Canelo-Jacobs fight week continues, and more.

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The Anthony Joshua sweepstakes are over. Andy Ruiz Jr is getting the call to face Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. If you’re hoping that Deontay Wilder might come next, Eddie Hearn says that’s not likely.

It’s Canelo-Jacobs fight week, as I’m sure you’re aware. As of Monday, the oddsmakers have Canelo the solid favorite, but not the sort of ridiculous main event odds we’ve been seeing lately. There’s some concern about judges in Vegas, but Oscar De La Hoya says we should not focus on that, which of course he does.

We also took a look at the undercard for the show, which probably isn’t going to get anyone particularly excited or anything, and also took a look back at the modern tradition of a big fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

We’ll have live coverage of the Canelo-Jacobs grand arrivals this afternoon at 2 pm ET. They’ll stream live on DAZN and also on Facebook.

Quick Hits

  • The WBA have passed down a brutal judgment: Jarrell Miller can’t be ranked for six months and will have to do random VADA testing if he wants to be ranked by them again after Sept. 19.
  • Former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko keeps teasing a comeback.
  • Errol Spence Jr isn’t going to fight Terence Crawford next or any time soon. He’s repeating the PBC company line of there being several in-house attractive options for him.
  • Ryan Burnett is the latest fighter to sign a co-promotional deal with Top Rank. He follows Tyson Fury and Carl Frampton as notable MTK Global fighters to sign on with the big American promoter this year.
  • The WBO have ordered always-exciting Kosei Tanaka to defend his flyweight title against Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez.

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