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Joseph Parker reveals he’s in talks with Andy Ruiz Jr about a rematch six years after his fight for the world championship

FORMER world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has revealed that he is in talks about a rematch to face Andy Ruiz Jr.

30 years old beat Terminator in December 2016 to claim the vacant WBO belt.

Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr compete for the WBO heavyweight title in December 2016

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Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr compete for the WBO heavyweight title in December 2016Credit: Alamy

And New Zealand star have stated that the pair could be set to return to use as they look to return to the world championship title.

Parker is coming back from the best performance of his career against Derek Chisora where he scores three kills for the point.

Meanwhile Ruiz Jr, 32, climbed off the tarp during his comeback match against Chris Arreola last May to point out his opponent.

Now, the duo is poised to rerun it in a potential bull run in 2022.

Put it on social media, Parker tweeted: “Who cares about this rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr?

“My team has reached out to you. Let’s make it happen!”

Legendary broadcaster Michael Buffer was quick to comment, which was immediately retweeted by Parker.

He simply insisted: “Great rematch!”

Parker’s manager earlier this month announced that a rematch with Ruiz Jr possible in the cards, along with a second fight against Dillian Whyte in the future.

Talking to Sports sky, David Higgins said: “A rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr would be great.

“Parker beat Ruiz Jr in a very close match in New Zealand. If it had happened in the US, it could have gone the other way.

“Andy wants a rematch. Fighting him in the US is of interest because he has a cult following among Mexican-Americans.

“If Parker stuck with a game plan, he would beat Deontay Wilder with ease.

“Dillian Whyte? The long-awaited Whyte rematch will be interesting.”

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/boxing/8286349/joseph-parker-andy-ruiz-jr-rematch-talks/ Joseph Parker reveals he’s in talks with Andy Ruiz Jr about a rematch six years after his fight for the world championship

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