Ever since Andy Ruiz knocked out Anthony Joshua to cause one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, speculation was rife as to when and, more importantly, where, the rematch would take place. As soon as it was announced that Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, had beaten both New York’s Madison Square Garden and Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium to the rights to host the event, the race was on to ensure that everything would be in place for the first ever World Heavyweight Title fight to take place in the Middle East.

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