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‘All systems go’ for Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz still to happen in Saudi Arabia

Deontay confirms Ortiz as his next opponent while Hearn insists Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua will take place in Saudi
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua
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DEONTAY WILDER has confirmed that he will take on Cuban Luis Ortiz on November 23 in Las Vegas, two weeks before another heavyweight return sees Andy Ruiz Jnr and Anthony Joshua collide in Saudi Arabia.

Doubts had been building about both contests. Wilder was slow to formally announce the Ortiz return, and an escalation in the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran led to concerns Ruiz-Joshua II would have to be moved to another site.

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