Joshua vs Ruiz 2 UK time CONFIRMED: What time does huge Saudi rematch start and how do I watch on TV and online?

ANTHONY JOSHUA is in Saudi Arabia as he prepares for his huge rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr this weekend.

The British boxer, 30, is looking to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles – having suffered a shock defeat to lose them to the Mexican, also 30, in New York last June.

What time is Joshua vs Ruiz 2?

  • Antony Joshua and Andy Ruiz will touch gloves at 9pm GMT this Saturday, December 7 – that is 11pm in Saudi Arabia.
  • The ring walks for the main event are expected at 8.45pm, as confirmed by Sky Sports.
  • The Diriyah Arena in Diriyah hosts the heavyweight title bout.

How can I watch Joshua vs Ruiz 2?

  • The huge heavyweight title fight and undercard will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.
  • Sky Sports Box Office will begin their broadcast from 5pm GMT.
  • The card will be available for a record price of £24.95, with the full undercard and main event shown.
  • You can also live stream for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices.
  • Sky Sports Boxing Facebook and YouTube channels will be showing the build-up for FREE from 4pm.
 Joshua is in Saudi Arabia as he prepares for the Ruiz rematch


Joshua is in Saudi Arabia as he prepares for the Ruiz rematchCredit: Mark Robinson Ltd

Who else is fighting on the undercard?

Heavyweights Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin, and Filip Hrgovic have been announced for the stacked undercard:

  • Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua (WBA Super, IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight titles)
  • Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach (WBC interim heavyweight title)
  • Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter (heavyweight)
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina (WBC international heavyweight title)
  • Diego Pacheco vs TBA (middleweight)
  • Ivan ‘Hopey’ Price vs TBA
  • Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Tom Little (heavyweight)
 Ruiz stopped Joshua in the seventh round of their first fight


Ruiz stopped Joshua in the seventh round of their first fightCredit: Getty Images – Getty

What have the fighters said?

Andy Ruiz Jr: “Inside the ring, I’m the champion of the world. I’m Mr Hulk in there and I’ve still got a lot to accomplish.

“This journey now is what I’ve been dreaming about all my life. I accomplished my dreams on June 1 and I’ve still got a lot to prove on Dec 7.”

Anthony Joshua: “It’s more myself I have to change. I am looking at myself in the mirror and saying I know I’m better than that.

“Andy is still the same person. He will come game and I’ve got to change some of my bits and bobs. ​

“I was 50 per cent of the way towards getting a win, just got caught.​”

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