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IT'S almost time for one of the most eagerly awaited rematches in boxing history.

Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua go into the ring once again to slug it out for the heavyweight championship of the world - and fight week is underway.

Elsewhere, Tyson Fury is eyeing Deontay Wilder early next year after getting the all-clear following his gruesome eye injury.

Follow all the latest in the run-up to the huge fight in Riyadh next weekend...

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    Jim Sheridan

    ANTHONY JOSHUA has drafted in a Mexican heavyweight sparring partner to replicate Andy Ruiz Jr.

    On Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, AJ will attempt to win back his heavyweight world titles when he fights Ruiz Jr in the rematch.

    Speaking to MailOnline another boxer who has been sparring with AJ, Timothy Moten, has revealed Elvis Garcia has been helping the Brit prepare.

    Moten said: “There's always a point in every Andy Ruiz fight where he reverts to that Mexican background and he is ready to bang, we saw that with Anthony Joshua in the first fight.

    “When Joshua floored him, he was hurt and that Mexican style came out. Joshua has been sparring a Mexican heavyweight, Elvis Garcia, who is exactly the same.”

    Meanwhile, AJ is set to get his pick of referee and judges for his December 7 rematch.

    After losing the original thriller on June 1 in New York, the 30-year-old is aiming to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in the boxing backwater of Saudi Arabia.

    The scorecards in the Big Apple were irrelevant, as the Mexican dropped AJ four times before Canadian ref Michael Griffin waved the fight off in the seventh.

    And Tyson Fury's eye has “completely healed” according to the boxer's US promoter Bob Arum.

    Otto Wallin slashed the Gypsy King’s right eye in two places back in September in Las Vegas.

    There were fears that he wouldn't be ready for his February 22 rematch against Deontay Wilder – which the boxer himself refuted.

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