Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Rematch venue, date, time finally confirmed

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Rematch venue, date, time finally confirmed

British fighter, Anthony Joshua will face Mexican fighter, Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December.

According to BBC Sports, Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing, made this known in a tweet on its official Twitter page on Friday.

The tweet read: “It’s official! @Andy_destroyer1 vs @anthonyfjoshua 2 will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7 🇸🇦 RuizJoshua2 ClashOnTheDunes COTD.”

A news conference would be held on Monday, 12 August when more details would be revealed.

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ND REPORTERS had reported that Joshua’s world heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record were ended by a stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr in New York in June this year.

Joshua had earlier said that he wants his rematch with Ruiz to take place in Cardiff.

The 29-year-old said: “Ruiz, I’ve seen he’s done a lot of talking about what he wants, but he don’t call the shots in that sense, it’s a team effort.

“It’s fine, I don’t mind fighting him in America, I’ve done it before, and I’d love to fight here because I had no reason to go in the first place. I went there off my own back, so for the rematch now, I would love it to be in Cardiff, however, [if] it’s going to be on neutral ground, Ruiz is the champ, we’ll kind of make some calls as well in that situation.

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“But I’m going to battle for it to be in the UK, because it’s my stomping ground. I done one out there, so let’s do the rematch here.

“I think it will be amazing before the year is out and I’ll definitely be having a lovely new years with my family.”

However, Ruiz, who was born in the United States, had ruled out a fight taking place in the United Kingdom.

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