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Anthony Joshua set to pocket $85million from his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr

SAUDI ARABIA – The purses for Saturday night’s world heavyweight championship rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia have been revealed. 

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Anthony Joshua will pocket a whopping $85million from the rematch, while Andy Ruiz Jnr will go home with $13million even if he wins or loses the bout. That’s $2 million more than he earned in the first meeting with Joshua.

Anthony Joshua will attempt to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles he lost to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand British/Nigerian boxer his first professional loss.

The anticipated rematch will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

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