Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch: latest odds and best bets

Joshua will be fighting for both his reputation and respect on Dec 7

Joshua will be fighting for both his reputation and respect on Dec 7 Credit Getty Images

Ruiz produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing when he knocked down Joshua four times during their previous fight.

Deontay Wilder believes Anthony Joshua is being rushed back into a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. and is convinced the result will be the same when they face off in Saudi Arabia.

Anthony Joshua warned about his first professional defeat as he was "screaming" about his weaknesses for two years before Andy Ruiz Jr loss.

"Why did I say it was a punch from the gods?"

Danny Menken, group managing director of Eleven Sports, said: "This fight is a great addition to an already very strong portfolio of rights across Belgium, Portugal and Taiwan which includes the Uefa Champions League, (English) Premier League, (Spanish) LaLiga, Formula 1 and much more besides". Because I train in a certain way that means he shouldn't hit me with that shot. That's the shot he landed because he trained for it. "I have to focus on myself".

And speaking to Arab News during a visit to the Kingdom in September, Ruiz said: "I'm feeling really blessed being over here, it's something different".

After being dethroned by the underdog challenger in NY on June 1, AJ and his team opted to take the December 7 rematch to territory that will be less familiar for the Mexican-American.

In a contest where the physical differences between the fighters was readily apparent, Ruiz insisted he was never anxious about facing a far bigger and more athletic opponent. "The way he moves around, the way he carries himself in the ring".

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