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Anthony Joshua will make his US debut on 1 June when he travels to New York City and faces Mexican contender Andy Ruiz Jr. The British champion was originally set to fight at Wembley Stadium on 13 April but, after failing to make a deal with the likes of Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder, looked to venture stateside with a bout against Jarrell Miller. Miller, however, failed numerous drugs tests and was not allowed to fight – with Ruiz stepping in at late notice. The event at Madison Square Garden also features an impressive undercard, with the likes of Katie Taylor, Callum Smith and Joshua Buatsi all set to feature. Ranked: Best pound-for-pound boxers in the world Show all 11 left Created with Sketch. Getty Images 1/11 Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?
Anthony Joshua (22-0-0) Coming in at number 10 is the unified IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight champion. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0) Despite coming up short against Errol Spence in their welterweight bout, Garcia is still a modern great as a four-weight world champion. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5-1) Despite losing in a rematch of his epic with Juan Francisco Estrada, the Thai two-time WBC super flyweight champion is a legend of the sport. Terence Crawford (35-0-0) Another three-weight world champion, Crawford just misses out on the top three and reaffirmed his place as one of the sport's greats after a knockout win against Amir Khan. Just 13 fights into his career and despite one career defeat, the current unified lightweight world champion sets records for days.
The event will take place Friday, June 21, 2019 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. "Andrew Cancio surprised the world when dominated Alberto Machado in their first fight," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. This will be an even better fight than the first, so make sure to catch it live at Fantasy Springs or from home on DAZN." Cancio is a 30-year-old world champion who recently gave new life to his career after re-signing with Golden Boy. The native of Blythe, Calif. Cancio is coming off his most important victory yet, a fourth-round stoppage victory against Machado, and he'll look to put all doubts about his win to rest by repeating his performance. "I'm very excited to be defending my world title against Alberto Machado in the rematch from my knockout victory on February 9," said Andrew Cancio. "This is my 11th time fighting at Fantasy Springs Casino, and I look forward to defeating Machado again in convincing fashion in front of another huge crowd of my fans." "El Invisible" Corrales by way of eighth-round knockout to capture WBA Super Featherweight Title in Oct. 2017.
the likes of Rafael "Sweet Pea" Mensah and Yuandale "Money Shot" Evans, but in his last fight, he suffered a tough title loss against Cancio. "We are excited to have Alberto Machado back for his world title rematch against Andrew Cancio," said Hector Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions. "This is an exciting fight that fans can't miss on DAZN. In the first fight, Cancio went toe-to-toe with Machado and took him out. Angel "Tito" Acosta (19-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will make the fourth defense of his WBO Light Flyweight World Title in a 12-round bout. Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (45-5, 28 KOs) of Barinas, Venezuelawill look to bounce back from his fifth career loss in a 10-round super lightweight fight. will battle in a four-round super featherweight fight against a soon-to-be-announced opponent. Machado II is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Featherweight World Never Settle." The event will take place Friday, June 21, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live on DAZN. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.