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Press Release: By DAZN – NEW YORK, May 31, 2019 – Heavyweight king Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) of the United Kingdom and dangerous Mexican challenger Andy Ruiz, Jr. (32-1, 21 KOs) tipped the scales a day ahead of the heavyweight battle where Joshua will make his U.S. debut and will defend his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Championship titles against Ruiz on Saturday, June 1, at Madison Square Garden and exclusively on DAZN.
The main card bouts also stepped on the scale which will feature undefeated WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) making his first title defense against former Middleweight World Champion Hassan N’Dam (37-3, 21 KOs). Earlier in the evening, Katie Taylor (13-0, 6 KOs) will face Delfine Persoon (43-1, 18 KOs) to crown the undisputed World Female Lightweight Champion. Taylor owns the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, while Persoon holds the WBC strap. Former World Champion Chris Algieri (23-3, 8 KOs) returns as he takes on Tommy Coyle (25-4, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO International Super Lightweight Title, Joshua Buatsi (10-0, 8 KOs) makes his U.S. debut against Marco Antonio Periban (25-4-1, 16 KOs), and Josh Kelly (9-0, 6 KOs) faces off against Ray Robinson (24-3-1, 12 KOs).
Boxing on DAZN begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 1, with the main event starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
12-Round Heavyweight Championship Bout
Anthony Joshua – 247.0 lbs.
Andy Ruiz, Jr. – 268.0 lbs.
12-Round WBA Super World Middleweight Title Bout @ 168 lbs.
Callum Smith – 167.6 lbs
Hassan N’Dam - 166.0 lbs.
10-Round Female Lightweight Unification Title Bout @ 135 lbs.
Katie Taylor – 134.6 lbs.
Delfine Persoon – 130.6 lbs.
10-Round WBA International Welterweight Title Bout @ 147 lbs.
Josh Kelly – 146.4 lbs.
Ray Robinson – 146.0 lbs.
10- Round Light Heavyweight Bout @ 175 lbs.
Joshua Buatsi – 174.0 lbs.
Marc Antonio Periban - 172.0 lbs.
10–Round Vacant WBO International Super Lightweight Title Bout @ 140 lbs.
Chris Algieri – 139.8 lbs.
Tommy Coyle – 139.6 lbs.
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Joshua vs. Ruiz takes place Tonight (Saturday, June 1st) at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. The fight can be seen in the United States and several international countries on digital sports streaming network DAZN. The undercard will begin at 5:30 PM ET/2:30PM PT (U.S. Time). The main portion of the card is scheduled to begin at 9PM ET/6PM PT. (U.S. Time.) For more information about DAZN, schedules, list of available streaming devices, availability around the world, and to subscribe, please visit: www.DAZN.com.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the card can be seen on Sky Sports Box Office Pay-Per-View for £19.95 beginning at 10PM Saturday, June 1st (Local UK Time.) For ordering information and availability in your area please visit:https://www.sky.com/boxoffice/joshua-ruizjr. Check your local listings internationally.
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