Can Andy Ruiz Jr. prove his upset of Anthony Joshua wasn’t a fluke? That’s the big question heading into a highly anticipated heavyweight rematch.
Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) will be looking to retain the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO belts he earned back in June when he stunned the boxing world by defeating Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) via seventh-round TKO. Following the loss, Joshua quickly exercised his rematch clause, setting up a Dec. 7 bout at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Despite losing the first fight, Joshua is once again considered the betting favorite. However, as the match at Madison Square Garden showed, Ruiz is a formidable fighter, and Joshua can’t treat this like an afternoon sparring session. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Ruiz and Joshua push it to the full 12 rounds.
Who will take home the titles? Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight.
Is the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 fight on PPV?
The Ruiz vs. Joshua fight will not be available via pay-per-view. Instead, you can sign up to watch the bout exclusively on DAZN, a global live sports streaming platform.
DAZN can be streamed on Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Google Chromecast, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku, iOS and Android. It can also be accessed using web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex.
Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 price: How much does the fight cost?
- 1 month DAZN subscription: $19.99
- 1 year DAZN subscription: $99.99
A subscription to DAZN is required to watch the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight. The annual pass costs $99.99 while the monthly subscription costs $19.99. (In Canada, a subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year.) Along with DAZN live events, subscribers to the annual pass are given access to highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports.
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What time does the Ruiz vs. Joshua fight start?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
- Time: Noon ET | 9 a.m. PT
The broadcast for Ruiz vs. Joshua starts at noon ET. Each fight on the undercard will run consecutively leading into the co-main event between Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter. Ruiz and Joshua are expected to make their ring walks at 3:45 p.m. ET, with the first bell scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 undercard
|Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua||Heavyweight||IBF/WBA/WBO|
|Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter||Heavyweight||—|
|Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach||Heavyweight||—|
|Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric Molina||Heavyweight||—|
|Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom Little||Heavyweight||—|