Where to watch Joshua v Ruiz in Abu Dhabi

Ten sports bars to watch The Clash on the Dunes

Where to watch Joshua v Ruiz in Abu Dhabi

Boxing fans are in for a real treat this weekend when Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz Jr.

The rematch has been dubbed The Clash on the Dunes and will take place on Friday December 7.

Ruiz Jr will put the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles on the line against British Olympic champion Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua lost in the previous fight in New York on June 1 - the only defeat in his 22-bout career so far.

The fight will take place in Diriyah, in a 15,000-seater purpose-built stadium at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif, on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The under card action starts at 7pm and the whole event is expected to run until 2am.

With ring walks expected to be at 1am on Sunday December 8, it’s going to be a late one, but definitely not a show to be missed.

Check out our ten best sports bars for 2019, as nominated in our Music & Nightlife Awards 2019, for ideas of where you can watch the fight. Click here for the list.

Or maybe you want to travel over and watch it. At the time of writing thewre are still some tickets available. They start at SAR519.75 (Dhs509), and you can nab them by visiting www.diriyahseason.sa. Also, thanks to Saudi’s new eVisa system, boxing fans from 49 countries can now apply for visas online or on arrival.
From Dhs509. Fri Dec 7, 7pm-2am (UAE time). Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia, www.diriyahseason.sa.

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