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Everywhere from London, Cardiff and even running it back in New York City were tossed around as possible destinations to host Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua 2. However, when it was all said and done, the highly anticipated rematch had been booked in a rather unlikely location — Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz will defend his unified world heavyweight championship against Joshua at the newly constructed 15,seat Diriyah Arena , and live on DAZN, on Saturday night.
The rematch has been dubbed the "Clash on the Dunes," and as the fight nears, both fighters are getting more excited by the day. Everyone from Saudi has been brilliant to work with.
Here's a complete guide to the exotic boxing location that is Diriyah, Saudi Arabia for this fight. Where is the Andy Ruiz Jr. Anthony Joshua 2 fight?
The Ruiz vs. The custom 15,seat arena's backdrop offers a gorgeous view of the Riyadh skyline. Although there have been boxing events held in Saudi Arabia in the past the WWE has held events there as well , Ruiz and Joshua will be fighting in the kingdom for the first time, with their heavyweight title rematch easily being the biggest boxing event to ever take place there.
Why is the fight in Saudi Arabia? Ruiz made it clear he didn't want the fight in the UK and even suggested that the bout be held in Mexico.
Although there was criticism for the choice of Saudi Arabia as the venue, Hearn said it was an opportunity to grow the sport, and told DAZN's Chris Mannix, "I don't think we can ignore the potential for boxing in the Middle East.
I got it. Unfortunately, I have to take the flak that comes with it. So you either embrace the change, or you turn your back on it, and you'd be an idiot to turn your back on it.
Date: Saturday, Dec. ET, which is p.