Joshua-Ruiz II Odds: AJ Favored To Win Rematch in Saudi Arabia
Matchroom Boxing. Pictured: Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua
- After some renegotiation by Andy Ruiz Jr. and his team, a heavyweight title rematch with Anthony Joshua is set to take place this year.
- See the most updated odds for the bout below.
Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Odds
Anthony Joshua Odds: -240
Andy Ruiz Jr. Odds: +200
Draw Odds: +2800
Over/Under: 7.5 Rounds (-120/-120)
Time: Approx. 4 p.m. ET (Main Event), 11 a.m. ET (Card starts)
How To Watch: DAZN
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Odds as of Thursday at 11 a.m. ET and via William Hill, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get up to $100 in bet credits.
Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. have made their rematch official … finally. After plenty of jockeying and reports, the two heavyweights will renew acquaintances in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, December 7.
BREAKING: Unified heavyweight world titlist Andy Ruiz Jr. and his representatives signed the paperwork to finalize the rematch with former titlist Anthony Joshua on Thursday night, a source with direct knowledge of the signing told ESPN. Although Joshua… https://t.co/Uhv6ioT8Eg
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) August 23, 2019
AJ and his promotor Eddie Hearn triggered the automatic rematch clause almost immediately after Ruiz shocked the world on June 1 with his TKO win at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joshua will have the opportunity to win back his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in what should be another fight of the year bout.
The British superstar was the favorite to win the rematch when lines initially came out earlier this summer, and remains the favorite as of now at -240 according to William Hill. Ruiz is currently +200 to defend his heavyweight crown.
The odds will hardly matter to fans of Ruiz, who was as an underdog by as much as a 25-1 at some books before the first scrap. A win for either Joshua or Ruiz could open the door for a number of potential fights with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in mid-to-late 2020.