Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of tonight’s keenly-anticipated second showdown between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

The newly-built Diriyah Arena will have the eyes of the boxing world firmly locked on it tonight, as the ‘Clash On The Dunes’ comes to town.

AJ will attempt to win back the four heavyweight belts (WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO) he lost to the Mexican in stunning fashion at New York’s Madison Square Garden back in June.

Ruiz Jr ended Joshua’s 22-fight unbeaten run, but having gone into that bout as the massive underdog, tonight’s contest requires completely different mental preparation when you are the heavyweight champion of the world.

Ruiz Jr stunned onlookers yesterday when he weighed in at 15lbs heavier than the first bout.

We’ll bring you all the build-up to tonight’s big fight…

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How to stream and watch on TV

Joshua vs Ruiz 2 will be live on Sky Sports Box Office.

UK customers can purchase the fight for £19.95 (€24.95 for those in the Republic of Ireland).

Those prices still apply to self-service bookings (remote control and online) made after that time, but telephone bookings are set at £24.95 (€29.95 ROI). Sky note that “an additional £2 booking fee if via an agent still applies”.



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