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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch: Lennox Lewis expresses doubts about Saudi Arabia announcement

Lennox Lewis is hesitant to believe the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch is actually going to take place in Saudi Arabia.

It was announced by the Brit’s team on Friday that the eagerly anticipated second fight will be on December 7 in Diriyah, however Ruiz is yet to confirm this.

Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down four times before winning in the seventh round

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Ruiz Jr knocked Joshua down four times before winning in the seventh round


Reports have suggested the new champion may be holding out for more money than he initially agreed to, hence his silence.

When asked about the Saudi venue, former undisputed champion Lewis replied: “Until I see both fighters signed on the bottom line, I don’t believe it.

“Although I wouldn’t mind seeing it in Mexico, I would think Hearn would angle for the Cardiff or Wembley.

“Or, worse comes to worse, New York City again.”

Lennox Lewis was the undisputed heavyweight champion

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Lennox Lewis was the undisputed heavyweight champion

Ruiz’s trainer Manny Robles has insisted that the rematch will take place.

He said the Mexican-American and their team are willing to travel wherever for the second fight because that’s what a true champion does.

Lewis, who fought large parts of his career in America, knows all about this and was later asked whether he thought money could be enough to take the Ruiz vs Joshua rematch to Saudi.

He concluded: “Maybe… But when cultivating a legacy, it’s not always about the most money.”

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