What time does the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight start? When are the ring walks?

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AJ  is back in the ring on Saturday night – making his American debut

Anthony Joshua put his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line against Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.

Britain’s boxing superstar makes his US debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City against the American-Mexican.

Joshua will be out to make a statement in first fight on US soil

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Joshua will be out to make a statement in first fight on US soil

Joshua was 17st 9.8lbs (247.8lbs) at Friday’s weigh-in, significantly lighter than Ruiz Jr, who was 19st 2lbs (268lbs).

The London 2012 Olympic champion has won all 22 of his professional fights, with his last victory coming in September 2018 when he KO’d experience Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley.

Ruiz Jr has had 33 professional bouts so far, and also fought an extensive amateur career including an Olympic qualification attempt in 2008.

As a pro, he’s lost just once to Joseph Parker and was last in action in April this year, stopping Alexander Dimitrenko in the sixth round.


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What time is the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jnr fight on?

SkySports’ coverage will begin at 10pm on Saturday night, with a packed undercard featuring Callum Smith, Joshua Buatsi and Katie Taylor.

Joshu vs Ruiz Jr are expected to start their ring walks around 4am UK time on Sunday.

How can I watch on TV and stream online?

The fight is a pay-per-view event in the UK and will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office.

It will cost £19.95 to buy.

You can book the fight through your Sky remote or by heading to the official website.

The entire evening can also be streamed online by using the NOW TV service – buy access HERE.

Joshua had been due to face Jarrell Miller before the American failed a drugs test

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Joshua had been due to face Jarrell Miller before the American failed a drugs test

Who is on the undercard?

Callum Smith vs Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (WBA super, WBC diamond super middleweight)

Chris Algieri vs Tommy Coyle (WBO international super lightweight)

Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon (IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO female lightweight)

Josh Kelly vs Ray Robinson (WBA international welterweight)

Joshua Buatsi vs Marco Antonio Periban (light heavyweight)

Souleymane Cissokho vs Vladimir Hernandez (middleweight)

Diego Pachecho vs Jared Chauvin (middleweight)

Austin Williams vs Quadeer Jenkins (middleweight)

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