Anthony Joshua makes his much awaited return to the ring when he faces American Andy Ruiz for the IBF, WBA Super and WBO heavyweight titles in Madison Square Garden in New York. This will be the first time Joshua fighting on American soul and this fight pretty much serves as build up to much awaited Joshua vs Wilder which might happen in a years time. It is a very solid looking undercard and we have all the details you need to follow live action on Saturday night.
The fight will be broadcasted live in the UK on Sky Box Office PPV where coverage will begin at around 10:00 pm uk time while DAZN a new online streaming service will have the coverage in the US/Canada. Below are the details about broadcasting in other countries, undercards and other details regarding the fight.
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz TV Coverage: Sky Box Office coverage for the big night on Saturday, 01 June 2019 starts with several undercard fights at around 11:00 pm uk time and the PPV is priced at around £19.95 / €24.95. As far as the US viewers are concerned they can watch the fight live on newly announced online streaming platform “DAZN”
Undercard Fights: There are several quality undercard fights scheduled on the same night with Khalid Yafai taking on Norbelto Jimenez, Callum Smith fighting Hassan N’dam, Katie Taylor to fight Delfine Persoon and Josh Kelly to take on Ray Robinson in notable undercard fights.
Below is the fight night schedule of entire fight card leading up all the way to main-event between Joshua vs Andy Ruiz.
|COVERAGE STARTS||10:00 pm uk time Sky Box Office|
|PPV Details||The coverage begins at 10:00 p.m uk time with the prelimnary fights. The main-Card coverage gets underway at around 09:00 pm ET / 01:00 am uk tim (early hours of sunday morning)|
|Fight 1||Chris Algieri vs Tommy Coyle (11:00 pm uk time)|
|Fight 2||Josh Kelly vs Ray Robinson (Midnight uk time)|
|Fight 3||Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon (01:00 am uk time)|
|Fight 4||Callum Smith v Hassan N’dam (02:00 am uk time)|
|Fight 5||Khalid Yafai vs Norbelto Jimenez (03:00 am uk time)|
|Fight 5||Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz (Not Before 04:00 am uk time)|
UK viewers can watch the fight live on Sky Box Office HD but they will have to pay around £19.95 for nights coverage on top of their monthly SkySports subscription. While US viewers can watch the fight live on DAZN online streaming platforms.
Looking at the undercard and considering Anthony Joshua’s past performances this fight card is totally worth the money for UK viewers. Joshua is hoping to use this fight as tune up for what will be another major heavyweight bout against Deontay Wilder sometime next year. Joshua is hot favourite going into the fight but that does not mean Joseph Parker won’t give him a competitive fight.