Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua 2 Running Order for Saudi Arabia
The line-up and schedule has been set for Saturday night’s massive heavyweight battle between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua in Diriyah.
Ruiz puts his world titles on the line against Joshua in a bid to score a repeat of his shock victory back in June.
The pair are expected to ring walk at 11:45pm local time.
In the evening’s chief support bout, Alexander Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) will square off against Michael Hunter (18-1, 12 KOs) in a 12-round affair.
The main card will also feature Dillian Whyte (26-1, 18 KOs) against Mariusz Wach (35-5, 19 KOs) in a 10-round fight.
Filip Hrgovic (9-0, 7 KOs) against Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) in a 12-round scrap.
Mahammadrasul Majidov (1-0, 1KO) against Tom Little (10-7, 3 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round heavyweight bout.
TIMES: – 8 HOURS ET / -11 HOURS PT / – 3 HOURS UK
17:00 DOORS – 18:30 FIRST BELL
4 x 3 mins Lightweight contest
MAJID AL NAQBI 9st 7lbs v ILIA BERUASHVILI 8st 12lbs
19:00 WORLD FEED ON AIR
8 x 3 mins WBC Middle East Lightweight Title
ZUHAYR AL QAHTANI 9st 8lbs v OMAR DUSARY 9st 3lbs
(Saudi Arabia) (Kuwait)
20:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE AND DAZN
8 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
MAHAMMADRASUL MAJIDOV 16st 7lbs v TOM LITTLE 17st 13lbs
12 x 3 mins WBC International Heavyweight Title
FILIP HRGOVIC 17st 3lbs v ERIC MOLINA 17st 10lbs
10 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
DILLIAN WHYTE 19st 5lbs v MARIUSZ WACH 19st 4lbs
12 x 3 mins WBA Heavyweight World Title Eliminator
ALEXANDER POVETKIN 16st 5lbs v MICHAEL HUNTER 16st 2lbs
23:45 MAIN EVENT RING WALKS START
12 x 3 mins WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight WORLD TITLES
ANDY RUIZ JR 20st 3lbs v ANTHONY JOSHUA 16st 13lbs
4 x 3 mins Super-Bantamweight contest
HOPEY PRICE 8st 13lbs v SWEDI MOHAMED 8st 13lbs
4 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest
DIEGO PACHECO 11st 13lbs v SELEMANI SAIDI 11st 12lbs
Five heavyweight fights, topped by Ruiz vs. Joshua 2, will stream live exclusively on DAZN at 12 p.m. ET with the main event starting at approximately 4 p.m. ET.
Fans in the United States can sign up for a full year of DAZN for the low price of $99.99 to catch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 and a highly-anticipated 2020 boxing schedule, or $20 for an action-packed December which also includes Daniel Jacobs vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on Dec. 20.