Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch on Dec.7

Anthony Joshua will be heading to the Middle East on December 7 as the deposed heavyweight boxing champion attempts to wrest back three of the four principal world title belts on neutral territory from nemesis Andy Ruiz Jr, The Telegraph can reveal.

It is understood by Telegraph Sport that it will be announced officially today that the Londoner will face the Californian for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles in Riyadh with Saudi Arabian sports entities – with DAZN in the USA and Sky Box Office in the UK airing the championship fight – having put up close to 100 million US dollars for the contest to take place there, according to sources.

There were other options. An offer was tabled by the Dubai authorities while Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was also in the running for the much-anticipated rematch after Ruiz stopped Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1, in one of the most seismic upsets ever witnessed in the history of heavyweight boxing.

On a dramatic night, having been dropped to the canvas himself by Joshua in the third round, Ruiz then responded by felling the Briton twice that round, before referee Mike Griffin waved the fight off in the seventh round with Joshua having been felled twice more, and in his view, not fit to continue.

 

Ruiz had taken the fight on five and a half weeks notice, after Joshua’s original opponent Jarrell Miller had tested positive for three banned substances in random tests leading up to the June 1 contest.

In the last eleven months, Saudi Arabia has hosted two major bouts involving high profile British boxers. In September last year the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight tournament final between Callum Smith and George Groves took place in Jeddah, won by Smith, along with Amir Khan’s last contest last month against the Australian Billy Dib.

It is also expected that British heavyweight Tyson Fury’s next contest will be announced imminently for September 14 in Las Vegas against Sweden’s Otto Wallin.

 

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Why two people will be jailed over Sala image?

Two people have been warned they face jail after admitting accessing CCTV footage of Emiliano Sala’s post-mortem examination.

The 28-year-old footballer had just signed for Cardiff City when the private plane he was travelling in crashed into the English Channel north of Guernsey on 21 January.

His body was recovered from the wreckage of the plane on 6 February and a post-mortem examination was carried out the following day at Bournemouth Mortuary.

 

A police investigation was launched after an image purporting to show Sala’s body was widely circulated on social media.

It was understood to show his torso, with a distinctive tattoo on his arm, mid-examination.

Sherry Bray, 49, and Christopher Ashford, 62, appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday where they admitted accessing CCTV footage of Sala’s post-mortem examination.

Ashford, of Calne, admitted three counts of securing unauthorised access to computer material between 9 and 11 February this year.

Bray, of Corsham, admitted three counts of securing unauthorised access to computer material between April last year and February this year.

Two of these related to her using using the CCTV equipment at Bournemouth Mortuary to access the post-mortem examination of Sala in February, while the third related to the autopsy of another person Andrew Latcham.

 

 

 

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Bray also admitted perverting the course of public justice by instructing Ashford to “delete your pics” on 12 February, and the next day deleting the post-mortem cameras from the live feed camera facility and deleting the post-mortem image of Sala from her mobile phone.

Judge Peter Crabtree warned the pair both faced jail.

“The starting point is custody undoubtably in this case, it’s extremely serious,” he said.

Bray and Ashford were both released on bail to appear at the same court on 20 September.

Speaking about their crimes, Detective Inspector Gemma Vinton of Wiltshire Police said: “They have been very distressing for the families involved at what is already a traumatic time when people are grieving for their relatives.”

 

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