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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua 2: Saudi Arabia favored to host rematch

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As World Boxing News first reported early on Tuesday, the Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua rematch looks set to land in Saudi Arabia.

WBN learned of the news late on Monday. Saudi Arabia quickly emerged as a solid contender for staging a four-belt heavyweight title battle.

New York was the initial favorite at the insistence of US streaming service DAZN. Although Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wanted the UK.

After Ruiz firmly rejected any advances for any United Kingdom venue, Hearn and Joshua got forced to look elsewhere.

With all the riches it entails, Saudi Arabia has now bolted forward as the most likely stage for Ruiz v Joshua 2.

SkyBet released fractions on where Ruiz v Joshua 2 will end up. The odds came after WBN broke the news on Saudi Arabia.

Amazingly, Saudi was 28/1 on that list.

Two hours later, Saudi Arabia has a s price to be confirmed by Ruiz, Joshua, and Hearn in the coming days.

The Principality Stadium in Wales, the massive favorite, moved to odds against before shortening again in the betting.

With Joshua stating a neutral venue is to host this week, that leaves Saudi Arabia as the standout candidate.

According to the odds list, the likes of Madison Square Garden or any venue in Mexico are no longer getting considered.

Joshua’s ancestral home of Nigeria is also a far gone outsider.

Las Vegas and Wembley, who were never seemingly in the running, are both long fractions against right now.

SkyBet ODDS (as of 17:40 GMT)

Ruiz v Joshua 2 – Venue

Saudi Arabia
Madison Square Garden
Las Vegas
AT&T Stadium
China/Hong Kong

Phil Jay – Editor of World Boxing News since 2010 with over one billion views. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.