British Heavyweight Anthony Joshua fights unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in the rematch taking place in Saudi Arabia on 7 December 2019.
This boxing match is confirmed after the pair fought in MSG, New York on June 1st, with Ruiz earning a shock seventh-round stoppage win against Joshua taking all his heavyweight titles.
Key Information :
- WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles will be on the line.
- Fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
- Saudi Arabia is 3 hours ahead of GMT, so main event would start at 21:00 in the UK.
- Fight Stream in the USA would be early afternoon in Los Angeles and early evening in New York.
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Social Media Tweets for the Event :
Matchroom Boxing : It’s official! 👊 @Andy_destroyer1 vs @anthonyfjoshua 2 will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7 🇸🇦 #RuizJoshua2 #ClashOnTheDunes #COTD
AJ : Neutral grounds – LETS GO – Dec 7th, time to be 2X – 258MGT 👑
Andy ‘Destroyer’ Ruiz has been vocal making it publicly known that he did not want to travel to the UK.
Saudi Arabia has emerged as the surprise host.
However, the decision has drawn heavy criticism from human rights group Amnesty International and the majority of boxing fans around the world wanting to see the fight live.
One fan took to social media writing – “Disgrace from Eddie Hearn given their (Saudi Arabia) attitude to women and gay community.”
Head of campaigns for AI said :
“Saudi Arabia is currently in the grip of a sweeping human rights crackdown, with women’s rights activists, lawyers and members of the Shia minority community all being targeted.
“There’s been no justice over the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen is carrying out indiscriminate attacks on homes, hospitals and market-places with horrific consequences for Yemeni civilians.”
The fight is scheduled to take place in Diriyah on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh.