Joshua vs Ruiz in Saudi Arabia: Eddie Hearn tells us why (video)

Eddie Hearn explains why the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch has landed in Saudi Arabia

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With offers on the table from Cardiff to Qatar, the highly anticipated Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7. Some have called it a simple cash grab and the inevitable backlash regarding the Kingdom’s poor human rights record has begun, but there are some positives for UK fans especially.

 

Here, promoter Eddie Hearn explains why they went with Saudi Arabia, even though it wasn’t the biggest financial bid Matchroom received, and answers questions regarding the nation’s problematic reputation.

 

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