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WHY ANDY RUIZ VS JOSHUA REMATCH IS TAKEN TO SAUDI ARABIA

Taking the world heavyweight boxing rematch to Saudi Arabia may be ensuring neutrality. Originally, Anthony Joshua had wanted the rematch to be in Britain.

Ruiz, it was also learnt had preference for the United States. Both eventually agreed to a rematch on ‘neutral ground’.

Fight promoter, Eddie Hearn has also outlined the ‘neutral’ officiating for the world title fight.

The heavyweight duo have conceded home advantage in favour of a second world title fight in Saudi Arabia on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn conducted negotiations and revealed how officials will be approved, with both teams retaining the right to question the appointment of a judge or the referee.

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