Andy Ruiz Jr Vs. Anthony Joshua Rematch Will Take Place In Saudi Arabia

The blockbuster rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has officially confirmed that Ruiz Jr will defend his heavyweight world titles against Joshua in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on December 7 in a bout billed as the 'Clash on the Dunes'.

Joshua also took to social media to react to the confirmation of the date and venue for the rematch.

"Neutral grounds - LETS GO - Dec 7th, time to be 2X - 258MGT," he wrote on Twitter.

The Matchroom boss will host a press conference on Monday to formally announce Ruiz Jr vs. Joshua II.

A return to Madison Square Garden was mooted as well as Los Angeles and Las Vegas, not to mention Cardiff's Principality Stadium, but the eagerly anticipated rematch will take place in the Middle East.

Joshua, of course, lost his WBA (super), IBF and WBO world titles to Ruiz Jr on his American debut in New York, but he has the chance to reclaim the belts when they meet again in December.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Will 'AJ' get his revenge? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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