joshua and ruiz jr rematch set for saudi arabia

10:00    10 Aug 2019

Boxer Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr’s rematch will take place in Saudi Arabia on the 7th of December 2019.


This is according to the Sky Sports News as British boxer Joshua looks to reclaim his world heavyweight titles.


America-based Mexican fighter Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua to capture his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in New York, USA two months ago.


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The defeat is widely considered to be one of the biggest heavyweight upsets of all time.


Ruiz Jr also made history by becoming the first boxer of Mexican heritage to be crowned world heavyweight champion.


This is despite having headed into his second world title shot as a huge underdog.


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He stunned the boxing world by flooring Joshua four times en route to a monumental seventh-round stoppage win.


It was also Joshua’s first defeat since turning professional in 2013.


The rematch is expected to take place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.


 

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