Anthony Joshua will on Saturday challenge Andy Ruiz Jr in a bid to retrieve his unified world heavyweight champion – WBA , IBF , WBO and IBO titles .
The heavyweight fight in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , is coming after Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua at Madison Square Garden in June 2019 .
Here are seven things to know about the rematch :
When and where will the rematch hold ?
The Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch will be held on Saturday , December 7 in The Diriyah Arena . The Arena is a custom -built 15 , 000 – seater located in Saudi Arabia .
How much does it cost to watch the rematch ?
Sky Sports Box Office says it will show the rematch live at a cost of £ 24. 95 .
It will also be available for purchase through NOW TV , also at a price of £ 24 . 95.
In the US , the fight will be shown live on DAZN but a month subscription of $ 19 . 99 is required.
Five other heavyweight clashes on the card
Matchroom says there are five other fights on Joshua / Ruiz rematch card .
The undercards are: Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach ( WBC interim heavyweight title ); Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter (heavyweight ); Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina ( WBC international heavyweight title ); Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Tom Little (heavyweight ); Hopey Price vs TBC and
Diego Pacheco vs TBC .
Joshua , Ruiz to share £70 m
While Joshua is expected to receive between £ 45m and £ 60m for his night ’ s work , Ruiz Jr would get no fewer than £ 10m .
After the fight , Joshua ’ s net worth is estimated to rise to over £ 100 m .
What it costs Saudi Arabia to host the rematch ?
The Saudi Arabian authorities have paid a fortune to host the fight – over £ 30m .
They are expected to make returns through sponsorship , broadcasting rights and box office subscriptions among others.
Joshua and Ruiz have two things in common
Though they are heading for a career fight , both Joshua and Ruiz are 30 years old and are Orthodox .
Though Joshua ’ s parent hailed from Sagamu , Ogun State, he is a British. Ruiz is an American /Mexican .
Other differences in their personalities are : Joshua is 6 ft 6 , Ruiz is 6 ft 2 ; Joshua is 82 in reach , Ruiz is 74 in; Joshua had is debut on October , 5 , 2013 while Ruiz debuted on May 28 , 2009 .
Ruiz ’ s nickname is Destroyer and Joshua’ s alias is AJ.
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