London — Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against California-based Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on June 1, the Briton’s promoter announced on Wednesday. Joshua, the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion, had been scheduled to fight American Jarrell Miller but the New York State Athletic Commission refused to sanction the fight after Miller failed a drugs test. Ruiz is hoping to become Mexico’s first heavyweight world champion. “It’s time to make history. On June 1 we’re going to make history,” he said in an interview with Matchroom Boxing. “I want to be one of those greats like [Julio Cesar] Chavez, [Mike] Tyson, [Evander] Holyfield, Lennox Lewis. I want to be in that category. This is my time, this is my chance. “I think the fight is going toe-to-toe, two guys smashing each other’s faces. I’m going in there to throw combinations like I’ve never thrown before,” said Ruiz. “A lot of people underestimated me. I’m used to that. I’m not going in there...

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