December 7: Anthony Joshua Faces Andy Ruiz Jr In Saudi Arabia


Nigeria born British heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua will on December 7th contend in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia for three of his former principal world title belts from Andy Ruiz Jr on neutral territory. It has been established that an official announcement has been made confirming that Joshua will face Ruiz for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabian sports entities having put up close to 100 million US dollars for the contest to take place there, according to sources.


It also gathered that DAZN, in the USA, and Sky Box Office, in the UK, will be airing the championship fight.

Recall that Joshua lost the fight to Andy having been dropped to the canvas himself in the third round, Ruiz then responded by felling the Briton twice before referee Mike Griffin waved the fight off in the seventh round, Joshua having been felled twice more, and, in his view, not fit to continue.

In the same vein, it is expected that British heavyweight Tyson Fury's next contest will be announced imminently for September 14 in Las Vegas against Sweden's Otto Wallin.