Rematch: Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz take heavyweight fight to Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has been picked to stage the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

This was made known through a statement by the game’s promoters on Friday.

The December 7 fight, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua trying to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he sensationally lost to Ruiz Jr in New York in June.

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The bout will take place in Diriyah, which incorporates the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif, on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh.