TICKETS for Anthony Joshua’s rematch towards Andy Ruiz Jr has thought to have solely bought round 75 per cent, with simply over 11,000 followers anticipated on the enviornment in Saudi Arabia.
The 2 heavyweight giants step again into the ring on December 7 in a Diriyah showdown dubbed the Conflict on the Dunes.
AJ, who misplaced his 4 title belts to the American-born Mexican in a rare bout again in June, landed within the Arab nation on Sunday.
And the Brit has already visited the beautiful newly constructed 15,000 desert stadium in Diriyah with work solely starting lower than two months in the past.
The conflict is happening 3,900 miles away from Joshua’s London base, which means followers have been compelled to splash out as a lot as £15,000 to observe the Olympic Gold Medallist in motion.
But in keeping with the Occasions, about 4,000 Britons are anticipated to flood the outskirts of Riyadh with 75 per cent of the tickets for the 15,000-seat enviornment bought.
Regardless of that, Eddie Hearn has claimed AJ might battle each Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia if he reclaims the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles.
He stated: “You’re going to be repeatedly popping out right here for boxing. They wish to make Saudi the house of boxing.
“That’s their plan and I do know the fights they’re for subsequent yr. Since we’ve accomplished this deal, everyone’s been on it.
“I consider Wilder and Tyson Fury had discussions about having their rematch right here. However the one they actually need is AJ towards Wilder.”
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SunSport reported how AJ might financial institution a staggering £66m from Saturday’s scrap, with the champ Ruiz Jr pocketing £10m.
And Hearn believes the primary occasion might smash the UK pay-per-view document.
That is at present held by Joshua’s 11th-round stoppage win towards Wladimir Klitschko again in 2017, amassing 1.5m PPVs.