SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 07 – Tonight, the biggest boxing contest of the year will take place in Saudi-Arabia.
Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz in a highly anticipated rematch from their clash earlier this year.
Joshua now gets his chance at revenge and to reclaim his world heavyweight titles in the rematch which takes place in Saudi Arabia.
Both fighters weighed in on Friday with Joshua coming in at 237lbs, the lightest since 2014, while Ruiz Jr weighed 283lbs, the heaviest he has weighed since his debut in 2009.
However, here’s everything you need to know about today’s anticipated bout:
Joshua Vs Ruiz 2 Date
Anthony Joshua’s chance at redemption will take place on Saturday, December 7.
Joshua Vs Ruiz 2 Start Time
Sky Sports have confirmed that Joshua, who will enter the ring first as a challenger, will make his walk at around 8.45pm/9pm.
What are their records?
Anthony Joshua has been defeated once in 23 fights, winning 22. 21 of those have been by KO.
Andy Ruiz Jr has fought 34 times, winning 33. 22 of those wins have been by Knock Outs.
Both Joshua and Ruiz have descended on the desert of Saudi Arabia for the rematch.
“I’m confident about the rematch, but i don’t underestimate any fighter. I know Aj is going to come stronger and more focused but inside the gym. Like Mike Tyson says,
‘Everyone has a plan until they get hit’.
I’m sure everybody was trying to look for an excuse and reasons why he did’nt perform and why he lost. I think it was down to style. Styles make fights and i have been calling Aj out for a while. I knew his style was perfect for me and that’s why i plan to do same thing”.
It’s about how u come back. I have different challenge in my head. When you have walked the road once, you can do it again. I’m looking at myself in the mirror and saying; ‘i know am better than that loosing(last time round)’. Andy is still the same person. He will come game and i’ve got to change some of my bits and bobs.
VENUE: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
TV STATION: no Nigeria tv station will air it.