Anthony Joshua to fight to collects all his titles back from Andy Ruiz jr in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua will challenge unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December with the optimism of winning back his titles.
Ruiz Jr was knocked down in the third round by Joshua before recovering, to pick up the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles.
Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was chosen by Joshua to host the rematch, but the 29-year-old American born Mexican has refused to fight the former heavyweight’s titles holder in England.
One failure is recoverable, but two?
Joshua has been tingled once and must bequeath no stone unturned in his mission to restore gold, but like Ruiz Jr, will have to regulate his training due to the location.
The concerns are that Joshua hasn’t presented himself sufficient time to psychologically recover from a humbling loss and to technically approach the causes of why it occurred. He intends to supplement his training staff before the coming fight.
It is a spine-tingling fight that will determine if Joshua overlooked Ruiz Jr the first time, or if the dilemma is more profound.