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How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr in the UK, US or abroad

Anthony Joshua makes his Stateside debut against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York's Madison Square Garden this weekend

Britain’s boxing champions Joshua will put his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight championship belts on the line against the Mexican American Andy Ruiz Jr in New York.

Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr has nothing on the line but he also has nothing to lose, which could make this a tricky contest for Joshua (AJ), who – despite his flawless boxing record in the ring – does not underestimate his opponents.

Ruiz Jr admitted that he got his last-minute chance at Joshua’s three heavyweight titles after asking AJ’s manager Eddie Hearn for his chance on Instagram, saying he can do better than any of the other contenders.

The Destroyer has one defeat from 33 fights, but he is four inches shorter than Joshua, and also lacks Joshua’s reach. However, he’s also the heaviest fighter Joshua will have faced.

His last victory came against Alexander Dimitrenko in April this year, while AJ’s last victory was against Alexander Povetkin in September at the Wembley Stadium in London last year.

Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr

Here is how the fighters compare against each other:

Anthony JoshuaAndy Ruiz Jr
NationalityBritishMexican American
Reach82 in74 in
Total fights2233
Wins by KO2121
World titles30

Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr: Undercard fights

Even though Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr is the main event, there are many other British and Irish stars on the undercard, including Callum Smith, Katie Taylor, Josh Kelly and Joshua Buatsi, with several championship titles on the line at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr undercardFighting for
Callum Smith vs Hassan N’DamWBA and Ring super middleweight titles
Katie Taylor vs Delfine Pearson
Undisputed women’s lightweight championship
Josh Kelly vs Ray RobinsonWBA international welterweight title
Chris Algieri vs Tommy ColeWBO international super-lightweight title
Khalid Yafai vs Norbelto JimenezWBA world super-flyweight title
Joshua Buatsi vs Marco Antonio PeribanLight heavyweight
Austin Williams vs Quadeer JenkinsMiddleweight

How to watch Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr in the UK

In the UK, Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr is a pay-per-view event, starting with the undercard fights at on Saturday, 1 June at 10pm.

Joshua and Ruiz are expected to enter the ring between 3am to 4am on Sunday, 2 June.

Sky Sports Box Office costs £19.95. You can book the service via the below button or through your Sky remote.

The service lets you watch the live game on your PC or mobile device, or stream it to all your devices.

You can also watch replays and highlights of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz and all the undercard bouts the next day.

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How to watch Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr in the US, Canada and Brazil

Since the event is taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York, the main bout between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will start on Saturday, 1 June at 9pm, while the undercard bouts will start from 5pm onward. 

If you’re based in the US, Canada, Brazil, then the best way to watch the Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz Jr fight and all the undercard bouts is by subscribing to the live sports streaming service, DAZN.

The service has two plans. You can subscribe to the monthly plan which costs $19.99, but a cheaper alternative is to subscribe for an entire year in advance. This will cost you just $99.99, which amount to $8.33 per month.

Apart from these countries, viewers in Austria, Italy, Japan and Spain will also be able to watch the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr bout on DAZN, but the price will obviously differ depending on which country you’re watching the bout from.

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How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr from anywhere in the world

If you’re travelling outside your country and want to watch Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr or any of the undercard fights on Sunday, 1 June, then your only option is to use a VPN service. This will spoof your PC into thinking you’re browsing from anywhere in the world that you choose.

You can then choose your country, go to Sky Sports or DAZN, login to the service as if you were browsing from your home and watch Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr or any of the other fights.

We’ve compiled a list of the best VPN services, of which ExpressVPN is not only the fastest VPN we’ve used (meaning you can watch the boxing lag-free) but it also unblocks all types of geo-restricted content from anywhere in the world. Other VPNs sometimes can’t get around stringent geoblocks that broadcasters put in place before big events like this. ExpressVPN also gives our readers three months free on the 12-month plan.

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Our second-favourite VPN is NordVPN. Like ExpressVPN, it should let you get around these geoblocks with ease to stream and the entire service has been independently audited to prove that it does not record or store any logs, meaning your information is completely private. Both VPNs have a 30-day money back guarantee and can be installed and used across multiple devices.

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Will we ever get to see Anthony Joshua fight Deontay Wilder for the undisputed heavyweight championship?

Before finalising details of the fight with Andy Ruiz Jnr at the last-minute, AJ was originally set to fight at home in the Wembley Stadium in London on 13 April.

However, deals with the likes of Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder did not materialise in time and AJ was then supposed to make his US debut against Jarrell Miller before the latter failed three drug tests. That’s when Ruiz Jnr stepped in, made his bid and got the fight.

Anthony Joshua recently announced that he wants a man-to-man meeting with Deontay Wilder to see if the two can set up an undisputed world heavyweight title fight if he defeats Ruiz Jr on Sunday.

Wilder has won 41 of his 42 fights. His only draw came against Tyson Fury in last year’s controversial draw. In May, he knocked out challenger Dominic Breazeale in the first round to retain his WBC World Heavyweight Championship.

Wilder currently holds the WBC heavyweight title, while Joshua holds three other heavyweight titles IBF, IBO and IBF meaning the day Joshua and Wilder step into the same ring for a mouth-watering 12-round bout, we could witness one of the greatest boxing matches of this era, and an undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion.

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