Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz: Briton to rake $85m after Saudi rematch

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz: Briton to rake $85m after Saudi rematch

- Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz showdown will hold on December 7 in Saudi Arabia

- The heavyweight star will rake in staggering $85 million if he wins or loses

- Ruiz Jr, on the other hand, will pocket $13 million after the much-anticipated rematch

Former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, will face Andy Ruiz for the second leg of their showdown to hold in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

With barely five days to the much-anticipated rematch, a report from Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the British-Nigerian born fighter will rake in a staggering $85 million whether he wins or loses the fight.

The rematch, dubbed clash of the dunes, was scheduled to hold in Cardiff City after Joshua triggered a rematch clause in his contract with Ruiz's promoters.

But in a sudden turn of event, the oil-producing Arab nation toed in with a massive offer with promise to build a 15,000 capacity stadium where the fight will hold.

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And Riyadh Newsflash, a popular media outlet in Saudi has reported that the British born Nigerian heavyweight star will fall in fortune of whopping $85 million should he lose or win.

Current heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, is reported to scoop $13m after the much-anticipated fight, DailyMail reports quoting Riyagh Newsflash.

"The purses for Saturday night's world heavyweight championship rematch in Saudi Arabia are reported to be — Anthony Joshua $85million, Andy Ruiz Jnr $13m," the paper reports.

It would be recalled that in their first fight at Madison Park in New York, Joshua pocketed lion share of £20 million despite suffering the first defeat of his career.

The Mexican champion, however, went home with £5 million though he deposed Joshua of his heavyweight champion, carting away his WBA, WBO and IBF belts.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch has suffered a massive setback after Saudi Arabia, the hosting country, axed ring girls from the much-anticipated bout.

The British-Nigerian born heavyweight star and Ruiz will slug it out for the second showdown of their June 27 meeting in December 7.

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