Promoter says Andy Ruiz Jr has signed to fight in S Arabia despite speculation he has not committed to the bout.

The unified world heavyweight champion, 29, has not shared any fight details on social media since the 7 December rematch was announced on Friday.

His trainer Manny Robles says “there’s a reason why” Ruiz has kept silent.

Hearn, who promotes Joshua, said: “Both fighters signed for this fight. The governing bodies have been informed.”

At a London news conference where neither Joshua or Ruiz were present, Hearn said the rematch will take place in an open-air stadium in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyadh.

Omar Khalil, working for the S agency delivering the event, said fans who purchase a ticket will automatically be issued a visa to visit the country.

More to follow.


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