Following the announcement of the location and timing of the clash between two heavyweight boxers Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua, Ruiz or his representatives did not comment on an upcoming duel that claimed Ruiz did not want to fight in Saudi Arabia.
Mexican boxer Ruiz (33-1), a world heavyweight champion in several categories, has already been announced that he will play a rematch against British heavyweight Joshua (22-1) on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.
After Friday's announcement of the duel, Ruiz's party did not comment on the upcoming duel and there is complete silence on social media. The opposite is the case with Joshua, who posted it on his Twitter account.
Neutral Grounds – LETS GO – December 7th, Time to Be 2X – 258MGT ? pic.twitter.com/cNOJV3QkYX
– Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 9, 2019
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn denied rumors that Ruiz might not have signed a duel deal in Saudi Arabia. "We had the opportunity to fight in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Qatar. In the past, we already knew that Saudi Arabia had a strong interest in investing in boxing development in this country. Both sides [bokseri] signed contracts for this match and everyone is aware. "
Meanwhile, Ruiz coach Men Robbs, who is not in the match, revealedthat there is definitely a reason for the boxer's silence. "One side says the match will be held on December 7 in Saudi Arabia, but the other has not yet been heard, so just wait."
According to BBC media, Ruiz may be less worried about the venue, but he's interested in making more money for the duo. For now, this is just a level of speculation, but for no good reason the boxer for the upcoming revenge will remain silent.
It has already been reported that Ruiz sensationally killed Joshua this summer and became a world champion in the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO versions. The 29-year-old boxer, who has five children, immediately attracted enormous attention and also claimed the first loss in Joshua's career.
Ruiz did not hide in Joe Rogan's famous podcast that in the event of a revenge duel victory, he would then be glad to face American heavyweight Danton Wilder or British boxer Tyson Fury. "Wilder is a cool guy and we respect each other – I'd like to have a duel with him."
For Ruiz, a match against Wilder would be beneficial because he could also fight for the US WBC belt. Ruiz's goal is to become an absolute world champion, and to achieve this his collection simply misses the WBC title.
Ruiz and Joshua had a striking visual difference in their first match. While Joshua, 198 centimeters tall, weighs 113 kilograms and has impressive muscle mass, while 188 centimeters Ruiz is 118 kilograms, this may not at all look like a professional athlete.
It is noteworthy that Ruiz did not even try to lose weight before the match, as it was supposed that this would help in the match. Ruiz is also the first Mexican boxer to win one of the most prestigious World Champion belts.