Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 heavyweight championship rematch
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua square off in the heavyweight championship rematch | Pic: Facebook/ruizandyjr

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2

Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KO) and Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO) face off for the second time on December 8 (AEDT) in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The contest features the defending heavyweight champion up against the former titleholder in the immediate rematch. The championship bout is scheduled for twelve rounds. The unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles are on the line.

The pair first met at Madison Square Garden in New York City early June. Then champion, Anthony Joshua of the UK, was making his US debut. The representative of the country-host, Ruiz was a replacement opponent, after several other matchups fell off. The encounter ended in favor of the latter, who claimed the win as well as the belts via seventh-round TKO.

Fight Card

Ruiz vs Joshua 2 headlines the event titled “Clash on the Dunes”. In addition to their championship rematch, Filip Hrgovic (9-0) of Croatia defends his WBC International heavyweight title against American Eric Molina (27-5). As well, Russian Alexander Povetkin (35-2) faces American Michael Hunter (18-1), and British Dillian Whyte (26-1) takes on Mariusz Wach (33-5) of Poland. The lineup can be found below.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter

Heavyweight Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric Molina

Heavyweight Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach

Heavyweight Mahammadrasul Majidov vs. Tom Little

How to watch in Australia

While the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight is on DAZN (subscription required), the boxing fans in Australia can watch it on Main Event via Foxtel at AUD$49.95.

The announced date and time is Sunday, December 8 at 4am AEDT. The replay is at 12pm and 6pm on Sunday, December 8 and then every 6 hours from 12 am on Monday, December 9.

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