Matchroom Sport & Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn confirm that both Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. have agreed and signed to stage their epic rematch on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.
With an 11pm start in Saudi Arabia, the UK will watch the show at 9pm, in New York the Event would start at 4pm & in California at 1pm Saturday December 7th.
Eddie Hearn speaking today in London at the Anthony Joshua/ Andy Ruiz Jr. Press Conference:
“I’ve kept you waiting and obviously we had this approach, both fighters have agreed and signed for the rematch.
“Now it’s time for the big one, it’s unexpected but a massive moment for the sport of boxing. It is an iconic moment that could change the sport of boxing forever.
“This event will go down in history with the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and the ‘Thrilla in Manila.”
“Every promoter in boxing has been in talks with Saudi Arabia, Dubai etc. Mayweather-Pacquaio considered it, this is the first time it will actually happen.
“I couldn’t believe how good the World Boxing Super Series final was there.
“Financially, it is viable. Formula One, the European Golf tour, the Italia Cup, the biggest horse racing race, it all happens here.
“Ruiz had a moan about the UK we said there’s your neutral venue.”
“This stadium will be purpose-built for around 15,000 fans, we want UK fans to be there.
“Organisations bigger than us have taken events to Saudi Arabia.
“If Saudi are willing to invest in the sport of boxing for the right reasons, I’m in.
“The whole world will be watching. For Joshua, once you take away the curiosity, you get down to the fight and AJ trying to regain his world heavyweight titles, it will be madness.
“This will go down in history. This is all AJ is working towards, making sure he is victorious.”
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