After Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr agreed to a rematch on ‘neutral ground’, promoter Eddie Hearn outlined the ‘neutral’ officiating for the world title fight.

Joshua vs Ruiz rematch: what to expect

The fact the first Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz fight was such an upset will ensure there’s a global following for this one, both in the build-up and on fight night itself. The decision to stage the Joshua Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia over the likes of America, UK or Mexico stunned many fans, but when the first bell rings the setting won’t matter, it will be time for both fighters to get down to business.

The heavyweight duo have conceded home advantage in favor of a second world title fight in Saudi Arabia.  Joshua vs Ruiz rematch date is December 7.

Many fans commented on Anthony Joshua new body shape when he uploaded the below video of him celebrating his birthday. Claims the Brit looked more like a bodybuilder than a fighter have apparently rung true in his camp with recent images showing a new-look

Ruiz weighed in on the matter and said: “He looks a little slimmer, but I don’t think that’s going to do any different. He’s going to try and win by points, especially since he’s going to be running around. My job is to cut the ring, and that’s exactly what we’ve been training for. I think being 10lbs lighter, I’m going to be a better fighter.”

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Fight winner odds

Andy Ruiz JrDrawAntony Joshua
3.2523.001.33

Those who were in favor of Anthony Joshua betting tips the last time these two fought might want to call for caution. Last time, AJ was a huge pre-match favorite, but the Destroyer destroyed him in the 7th round. The fight was finished by knockout and Andy Ruiz became the new heavyweight champion.

Method of victory odds

Andy Ruiz Jr, TKO or Disqualification3.75
Andy Ruiz Jr Decision or Technical Decision13.00
Antony Joshua KO, TKO or Disqualification 1.72
Antony Joshua Decision or Technical Decision 4.50
Draw or Technical draw23.00

The match can end in several ways. If after all 12 rounds of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight, both fighters remain standing, the winner will be decided by the judge. Only if both fighters finish the fight standing up, will the winner be decided by points.

Otherwise, the winner is the one who knocks out the opponent. Speaking of which, there are two types of knockouts – straight-up knockouts and technical knockouts.

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