ANTHONY JOSHUA is out for revenge.
The former heavyweight champion of the world wants to put his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr behind him – and will face the Mexican in a hugely anticipated rematch later this year.
When is Joshua vs Ruiz II?
FOLLOWING the devastating result at Madison Square Garden, Joshua was keen to organise a rematch and win back his belts.
But it’s taken until August for both sides to finally get around the table and agree a date, with both fighters now having signed contracts for the second bout.
At a press conference in London to officially announce the details had been finalised, Hearn said: “I read several reports yesterday, both fighters have signed for this rematch fight.
“Both fighters have signed for the rematch and all governing bodies have confirmed the dates for this.”
The pair will go toe-to-toe on Saturday December 7, 2019.
What is it?
It’s the rematch of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua, following their first fight in June this year.
When is it?
The fight takes place on Saturday, December 7.
Where is it?
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
What TV channel will it be on?
The fight will be live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
What time is the fight likely to start?
Saudi Arabia is three hours ahead of the UK and the fight is expected to start at 9pm GMT.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are currently on sale on the Diriyah Season website but even the cheapest seats are around 100 GBP.
Have they ever met before?
Yes, hence the rematch aspect. They met for the first time in June this year. Ruiz Jr produced one of the greatest upsets in heavyweight boxing history as he stopped Joshua via TKO in the seventh round.