It’s official — Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. will meet again in December … and it’s all going down in Saudi Arabia!!!
There have been serious talks of a rematch ever since Ruiz shocked the world and took AJ’s heavyweight title back in June … and now Eddie Hearn‘s Matchroom Boxing promotion has confirmed the fight is set for December 7.
The timing of the fight comes as no surprise … but the location seems to come outta left field.
Of course, we talked to Ruiz last month … and he said he wasn’t gonna fight AJ on his home turf because, “I’m the champion … We’re the A-Side.”
The fight — dubbed the Clash on the Dunes — will take place near the outskirts of the nation’s capital in Diriyah.
Of course, Ruiz was a late replacement who stepped in for Jarrell Miller when “Big Baby” failed a drug test — with Andy only getting around 6 weeks of training before the June 1 fight.
FWIW … we spoke with legend Evander Holyfield — who sparred with a 19-year-old Ruiz back in 2011 — and he says he wouldn’t be surprised if Ruiz won again.