Unified WBO Heavyweight Championship: Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua – Face To Face in Saudi Arabia

Unified WBO Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua began the promotional tour for their world heavyweight title rematch for December 7 in Saudi Arabia with a news conference in Diriyah that turned out in part to be a PR exercise for the kingdom.

Joshua, who lost his belts in a surprising loss to Ruiz Jr. in New York in June, said it was a ”blessing to be in Saudi Arabia” and that he never thought he would fight outside his native Britain or the United States.

The two boxers smiled at each other as they faced off for cameras.

Further news conferences are planned in New York on Thursday and London on Friday.

This will be the first heavyweight world title fight held in the Middle East.

Via BoxingScene.com / Photos via Matchroom Boxing