There would appear to be a lot on the line for Anthony Joshua as he seeks redemption against Andy Ruiz Jr. on December 7th in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, who has become one of the sports’ biggest stars in recent years, could be on the verge of losing it all with a second consecutive loss to Ruiz.
But Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn tells Sky Sports that this will be a fair fight with a fair result as the contracts for the rematch demands neutral officials.
“All that stuff is in the contract. Neutral judges, neutral referee. The same kind of set-up as the first fight. There will be a representative from the British Boxing Board of Control on the Saudi commission and there will be a representative from Tom Brown Promotions and Ruiz’s team appointed on the commission, as well. We’ve been sent a list of judges from the governing bodies that will be selected by the commission.”
Hearn also adds that he’s hoping to add Kell Brook to the December 7th card, with him expected to announce the full undercard within days.