Joshua-Ruiz Rematch Confirmed
By Henry Walter
Eddie Hearn officially announced Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2 today at a press conference held at The Savoy, London.
Hearn confirmed that, contrary to recent media reports, both fighters have signed for the December 7th contest.
In attendance with Hearn was Omar Khalil representing Skill Challenge Entertainment, who will be staging the fight in Conjunction with Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions. Khalil informed the press that the fight would take place in Riyadh and emphasised his excitement for the event.
“We want to enhance people’s lives, that is our goal. Sport plays a huge part in that.”
“This is the same venue that the Formula E was held at, it really is a breathtaking venue!”
“Anyone who purchases a ticket will automatically get a 30 day Visa. Tickets are very affordable and flights to Saudi Arabia are not expensive. We are a country with a very young population and there is a huge appetite for these events here.” – Omar Khalil
Hearn parroted Khalil’s remarks and added that he working hard to ensure the very best undercard for the event, remarking that he several big fight close to being confirmed.
“Both fighters have signed for this and it’s going to be a huge, huge night for boxing. The timing works very well for British fight fans as it will kickoff at about 9pm British time.” -Eddie Hearn