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THE countdown is well and truly on to Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

As well as the big fight in the desert, there's plenty to look forward to in 2020 as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder remain on a collision course after the Bronze Bomber's dramatic win over Luis Ortiz.

Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte will face Mariusz Wach on the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz undercard.

And one of boxing's greats, Manny Pacquiao, will make his long-awaited return against either Shawn Porterm Danny Garcia or Mikey Garcia.

Follow all the gossip from the world of boxing below…


  • ANDY RUIZ JR has left fans fearing the worst for Anthony Joshua after he shared a clip of his “unreal hand speed”.

    Supporters have predicted the Mexican will end AJ's career when they collide for the second time in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

    Ruiz, who stunned the world of boxing when he dethroned the Brit in June, sent fans wild when he shared a clip of his open workout.

    The 30-year-old showed off his incredible hand speed as he gave fans a glimpse of what to expect this weekend.

    After the clip did the rounds on social media, one fan said: “Andy will put an end to Joshua's career 07/12/19.”

    Another excited supporter added: “Quick hands for a big lad. Will be interesting.”

    And one fan replied: “Don't let a body type fool you. Unreal hand speed for a heavyweight.”

  • THE RING for Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2 will be broken down and re-erected – blood stains an all – in the Saudi Arabian palace of Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

    MBS, the young ruler working to soften strict religious rules to make the controversial region more tourist friendly, played a major role in landing the fight.

    And the 34-year-old multi-billionaire has already made sure he has the best souvenir possible by securing the ring that spent the last decade in the iconic East London venue of York Hall.

    Fight organisers Matchroom needed four rings for the event, that had to arrive in Saudi in mid-October in time to get through customs.

    The main ring, that was used for Tuesday night's public workout is a 17x17ft frame with a 6ft extension built in.

    Once built on Thursday morning it is expected to be 22x22ft to allow AJ plenty of space to move away from Ruiz Jr’s attacks.

    As soon as boxing erection is ripped down to make way for next week’s tennis tournament, it will be shipped to MBS’ residence.

    The strict orders are for the ring, ropes and canvas to be rebuilt, completely untouched – complete with blood, sweat and tears – in the ruler's incredible home as an eternal reminder of the showdown.

  • WILLIAM HILL have big price boosts for Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2 this weekend.

    The bookmaker are offering AJ to win via knockout, TKO or DQ at EVENS – which is ODDS-ON elsewhere in the market.

    You claim the boosted odds HERE, as AJ aims to build on his astonishing record of securing his 22 victories with 21 KOs.

    Joshua is out to avenge his shock defeat he suffered earlier this year at Madison Square Garden.

    The Brit knocked Ruiz down first before Ruiz bounced back to win in the seventh round.

    William Hill are also boosting for Joshua to win in rounds 1-6 at 9/4, with the price much shorter elsewhere at 2/1.

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