The British superstar is looking to reclaim his world titles in the desert following his shock defeat to the Mexican in June.
Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua
Saturday 7 December 2019
Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Joshua vs Ruiz 2: Date and UK start time
The Diriyah Arena will host the heavyweight title bout on Saturday, December 7.
The two fighters are expected to make their ring walks at 10pm GMT – Saudi Arabia is three hours ahead of the UK.
It means the fight will not be taking place in the early hours of the morning for British fans like the first clash between the pair did in NYC.
Joshua on facing Ruiz for a second time:
“It’s about how you come back. I have a different challenge in my head. When you’ve walked the road once, you can do it again.”
“I am looking at myself in the mirror and saying I know I’m better than that [losing last time round]. Andy is still the same person. He will come game and I’ve got to change some of my bits and bobs.”
What are their records?
Anthony Joshua has been defeated once in 23 fights, winning 22. 21 of those have been by KO.
Andy Ruiz Jr has fought 34 times, winning 33. 22 of those wins have been by KO.
Joshua vs Ruiz 2: How to watch
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office with their broadcast starting from 4pm GMT.
It will be available for £24.95, with the full undercard and main event shown.
You can also live stream for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices.
Joshua vs Ruiz 2 Full Fight Card:
- Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua
- Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach
- Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter
- Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina
- Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Tom Little
- Ivan ‘Hopey’ Price vs Swedi Mohamed
- Diego Pacheco vs Selemani Saidi