We are about to witness a monstrous heavyweight rematch of what will undoubtedly go down as 2019’s Upset of the Year. Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) was a huge favorite against Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs) when the two fought in June, and why wouldn’t he? Joshua looked like the best heavyweight in the world, Ruiz had never beaten a top-level fighter before, and he was taking the fight on short notice. Ruiz shocked the world by knocking Joshua out in the seventh round, winning Joshua’s WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles in the process.
Now on December 7th in Saudi Arabia, the rematch is on. It’s a high stakes matchup that will mean a lot not just to the fighters, but their promoters. Andy Ruiz is with PBC and could find himself in a unification bout with Deontay Wilder in 2020 if results play out favorably. Joshua is looking to get his belts back and Matchroom Boxing wants that semblance of leverage back when talking about making a Wilder or Tyson Fury fight happen.
Ruiz is still the underdog, albeit much smaller than last time. On the scale, he’s heavier than last time. Ruiz weighed 268 in the first fight, and admittedly with clothes on, he was 283. Meanwhile, Joshua has slimmed down from 248 to 237 lbs. Don’t be fooled by Ruiz’s physique, because he can box quite well and he proved he has the power to rock and stop the Brit.
Here are the basic details on the how you can watch this highly anticipated rematch, where you can catch a live stream, start time for the main event, and more.
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Fight time: The main card broadcast starts at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT. The main event is expected to start somewhere around 3:45 PM ET/12:45 PM PT.
TV Network: Sky Box Office PPV will have the fight for UK viewers at a cost of £24.95. DAZN will stream the entire card wherever the service is available.
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Live stream: You can watch the fight card on DAZN. The on-demand streaming service is available in the United States, Canada, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and Japan. New subscribers in the US can sign up for $19.99 per month, or commit for 12-months at a cost of $99.99 ($8.33 per month). DAZN will live stream the prelims for free on social media. In the UK, here are the instructions to watch the PPV online. Sky will also live stream the prelims at 4 PM local time/11 AM ET/8 AM PT on its social media channels (Youtube and Facebook). DAZN is compatible with computers, tablets, mobile phones, and televisions through Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.
Full broadcast info around the world (via Wikipedia):