WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr is impressed by the 15,000-seat Diriyah Arena constructed especially for his colossal rematch with Anthony Joshua on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
When Andy first visited Diriyah for the official launch press conference in September, none of this was here. But since then, 175 workers have created the arena in the 10,000 sq m site using 295 tons of steel.
“It’s amazing man, it’s crazy how they built everything in a month and a half. It’s amazing to be fighting over here, it’s going to be really historic and I’m planning to make history over here,” said Ruiz.
Ruiz arrived in the Kingdom early Monday morning to set up his training camp.
“Right now, we are meditating, we are preparing, we are getting sharper in the ring and training as well. We are visualizing the fight and becoming victorious,” said Ruiz.
“To all my fans please come and support me, it’s going to be a huge fight, it’s the Clash On The Dunes. We are two big guys fighting each other looking to be the heavyweight champion of the world.
“He’s trying to take my belts away so I’m going to do everything that’s possible to win and I’m going to do it for all my people. They can expect to see someone who is not giving up and doing everything possible to win, God willing we are going to take this victory.”