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The previously-unbeaten heavyweight champion can return to the top of the mountain this Sunday morning (AEDT), and set up a megafight with the winner of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury. Watch Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr II on Sunday, December 8 (AEDT). Coverage begins at 4AM with the main fight expected to start between 7:30AM and 8AM AEDT. But if he loses again to Andy Ruiz Jr., following on from one of the greatest upsets in boxing history, there will be questions about Joshua's very future in the sport. HOW CAN I WATCH ANTHONY JOSHUA V ANDY RUIZ JR.
The Joshua v Ruiz fight headlines a card from Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on the morning of Sunday, November 8 (Australian time). To watch the fight, order the pay per view on Main Event. WHEN WILL ANTHONY JOSHUA V ANDY RUIZ JR. The pay per view will begin at 4AM AEDT, with the main event of Joshua v Ruiz likely to begin some time between 7:30AM and 8AM AEDT. Heavyweight: Andy Ruiz Jr. (c) v Anthony Joshua (for the WBA [Super], IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles) Joshua is a solid favourite to gain revenge and win the rematch, sitting at $1.37 to Ruiz' $2.92, though Ruiz has been backed in from a starting price of $3.45 with Sportsbet. On June 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Ruiz became the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history, stunning the unbeaten Joshua with a seventh round TKO. Ruiz wasn't even the original opponent scheduled for the bout, which most expected to be a warm-up for future Joshua blockbusters. In the third round, Ruiz was knocked down by Joshua, but he got up and quickly knocked down his fancied opponent for the first of four times. On the fourth occasion, the referee waved off the fight, handing Ruiz the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. At the time of the TKO, Ruiz was leading 57-56 on the scorecards of two judges, while Joshua led 57-56 on the third. media_camera The referee talks to Joshua after he was knocked down by Ruiz during their June fight. Four days after the fight, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn announced his team had triggered the contractual rematch clause with Ruiz. Regaining the heavyweight titles will put Joshua back on track to meet the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, who will fight on February 22, likely in Las Vegas or New York City. ANDY RUIZ JR EATS TACOS EVERY WEEK: HE IS PROOD BODIES DON'T WIN FIGHTS Fans offer Ruiz snickers post workout Boxing: Ahead of his title re-match against Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz banters with fans at the open workout, who offered him a snickers for his effort. Anthony Joshua (challenger) Nickname: AJ Billed from: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Andy Ruiz Jr. Nickname: Destroyer Billed from: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Find a local venue to watch Joshua v Ruiz 2 with the Venue Finder Originally published as AJ vs Ruiz II could be golden era's most important fight