– Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn has disclosed why the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz will now take place in Saudi Arabia
According to Sky Sports, boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn has revealed the main reason the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz was shifted from the UK to Saudi Arabia.
Hearn said AJ doesn’t want excuses and wants to make sure he wins fairly and squarely on a neutral territory.
He said, “He [Ruiz Jr] didn’t want to fight in the UK, felt it was unfair. I don’t think AJ wants any excuses. He wants to make sure that he wins this fair and square and to do it on a neutral territory made sense.
“I don’t think Anthony Joshua needs to cash out. I think he’s doing alright. In terms of the risk, there is greater risk for him in this fight, doing it in a neutral venue, than over in the UK.
“I think that’s just common sense, but I admire him for that, he doesn’t fear a challenge.”