Joshua and Ruiz are offered big purses for the fight in Saudi Arabia?
After a few weeks the negotiations are still going to determine the venue of the rematch between Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs). Until now, the favorites to host the fight for WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts were Cardiff and New York. However, there are also options to hold the duel in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia came into the game on the organization of Joshua vs Ruiz fight. It's a country that can really spend a lot of money for the boxing competition.
In September last year Jeddah hosted the final of World Boxing Super Series. A month ago, in this same place we saw Hughie Fury and Amir Khan boxed there, and Khan received $7.5 million for his fight against Billy Dib. Joshua and Ruiz can certainly count in this case on eight-digit purses. The final announcement of the date and place of the British-Mexican confrontation should take place in the coming days.