Anthony Joshua is bidding to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in June. The bout in New York’s Madison Square Garden saw one boxing’s biggest upsets. Ruiz floored Joshua four times on his way to a seventh-round stoppage.
But the stage is now set for their rematch in Saudi Arabia.
“I didn’t lose heart or fire in my belly,” Joshua said of his defeat.
“There is no fear in my heart, my eyes or my mind. I didn’t lose any commitment.
“There was a big change and a big shift in the division so it definitely feels different.
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr full card
WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight championship: Andy Ruiz Jr (c) vs Anthony Joshua
Heavyweight bout: Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter
WBC international heavyweight championship: Filip Hrgovic (c) vs Eric Molina
Heavyweight bout: Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach
Super-featherweight bout: Scott Quigg vs Jono Carroll