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USA: AJ and Ruiz promote 'Clash on the Dunes' in NYC

United States, New York City
September 06, 2019 at 01:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

American-Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. and Britain's Anthony Joshua continued their world press tour in New York City on Thursday ahead of their heavyweight showdown scheduled to take place in December.

AJ said the fight represented a "second chance" for his career and hoped he would reclaim his belts.

Ruiz stunned the sporting world with his against-all-odds knockout of the Briton in New York City's Madison Square Garden back in June.

The Mexican welcomed the opportunity to return to the Big Apple and wanted to use the fight to prove "doubters" wrong.

The re-match, titled 'Clash on the Dunes', in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will be the first heavyweight world title fight ever held in the Middle East.

Promoter Eddie Hearn defended the decision to host the clash in Saudi Arabia, saying that moving it outside of boxing's typical venues could lead to 'a big change in the dynamics of the sport.'

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American-Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. and Britain's Anthony Joshua continued their world press tour in New York City on Thursday ahead of their heavyweight showdown scheduled to take place in December.

AJ said the fight represented a "second chance" for his career and hoped he would reclaim his belts.

Ruiz stunned the sporting world with his against-all-odds knockout of the Briton in New York City's Madison Square Garden back in June.

The Mexican welcomed the opportunity to return to the Big Apple and wanted to use the fight to prove "doubters" wrong.

The re-match, titled 'Clash on the Dunes', in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will be the first heavyweight world title fight ever held in the Middle East.

Promoter Eddie Hearn defended the decision to host the clash in Saudi Arabia, saying that moving it outside of boxing's typical venues could lead to 'a big change in the dynamics of the sport.'

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