Joshua vs Ruiz undercard: Who is fighting on the huge Madison Square Garden bill on Saturday night?

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ANTHONY JOSHUA is on a mission to conquer America – and he’s taking some friends with him.

The heavyweight champion of the world faces Andy Ruiz Jr in his fight fight on American soil, with a packed supporting cast set to take centre stage at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua is preparing to face Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on Saturday
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Who is on the Joshua vs Ruiz Jr undercard?

AHEAD of the main bout on June 1, there’s a hefty undercard for fight fans to enjoy.

Upcoming light-heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi puts his unbeaten record on the line, before Josh Kelly and Ray Robinson go toe-to-toe for the WBA international welterweight crown.

Then come four mouth-watering title showdowns, culminating in Joshua’s defence of his IBF, IBO, WBA Super and WBO heavyweight belts.

First the terrific Katie Taylor will be in action, before Tommy Coyle takes on Chris Algieri.

Katie Taylor puts her world titles on the line
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And before AJ makes his ring walk around 4am, Callum Smith will go for the WBA super and WBC diamond titles against the dangerous Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.

The fight will be Smith’s first since he famously beat George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series in Saudi Arabia.

Here’s how the full card looks from the Big Apple –

  • Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr (IBF, IBO, WBA Super, WBO heavyweight)
  • Callum Smith vs Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (WBA super, WBC diamond super middleweight)
  • Chris Algieri vs Tommy Coyle (WBO international super lightweight)
  • Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon (IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO female lightweight)
  • Josh Kelly vs Ray Robinson (WBA international welterweight)
  • Joshua Buatsi vs Marco Antonio Periban (light heavyweight)
  • Souleymane Cissokho vs Vladimir Hernandez (middleweight)
  • Diego Pachecho vs Jared Chauvin (middleweight)
  • Austin Williams vs Quadeer Jenkins (middleweight)


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