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Heavyweight title rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

AP

Anthony Joshua’s promoters said his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7.

The British fighter will be trying to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO belts he lost to Ruiz at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1.

Ruiz, an American, had insisted that the rematch take place back in the United States or at a neutral venue. Diriyah is a town on the outskirts of Riyadh.

Fight details will be officially revealed at a news conference in London on Monday.

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