Anthony Joshua defends desert fight and points to Saudi Arabia ‘reforms’

05 September 2019 09:00
• Joshua says he wanted Andy Ruiz Jr rematch in New York or UK • ‘There’s pressure, being an ambassador for boxing’Anthony Joshua, touching down briefly in New York, desperately wanted to return to the scene of the crime to reclaim his world heavyweight titles but he has settled instead for meeting his conqueror in Saudi Arabia, where crime takes on an altogether different meaning.In the city where Andy Ruiz Jr stopped him in seven rounds in June, Joshua explained on Thursday why the rematch is not taking place at nearby Madison Square Garden, or Cardiff or London – and why he is comfortable going to Saudi Arabia. Related: Andy Ruiz Jr confident history will be repeated in rematch with Joshua Related: The boxing dentist: a fighter who breaks and remakes teeth for a living Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian