THE countdown is well and truly on for Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
As well as the big fight in the desert, there's plenty to look forward to in 2020 as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder remain on a collision course after the Bronze Bomber's dramatic win over Luis Ortiz.
Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte will face Mariusz Wach on the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz undercard.
And one of boxing's greats, Manny Pacquiao, will make his long-awaited return against either Shawn Porterm Danny Garcia or Mikey Garcia.
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IT was a defeat which shocked the boxing world the first time around as Anthony Joshua surrendered his WBA, IBF and WBO titles to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua's sole focus since has been winning back his belts, but the Watford fighter says he will not celebrate should he gain revenge on Saturday.
He said: “Would it be a special moment? No because I know I belong here, so it’s not special.
“When I regain those belts I’m going to keep cool, stay focused on the next challenge. It’s not a time to celebrate.
“It’s a time to keep the challenger mindset, one by one I’m picking them off, I’m moving on to the next target and Ruiz is just the next target on my list.”
THE winner of Saturday's blockbuster encounter in the desert will likely have either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in their sights.
The duo face off in a rematch of their spectacular clash of just over a year ago on February 22.
It is expected to be another entertaining encounter and Fury has, as ever, been quick to build the hype despite the fight being some three months away.
The Gypsy King took to his Instagram account to mock his rival, describing Wilder as a “sucker” while shadowboxing.
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HE may have only lost once in his professional career, but it appears Anthony Joshua's amateur days were at times less productive.
They'll be some familiar faces on the undercard on Saturday as it emerged two of those fighting in Saudi Arabia can lay claim to beating Joshua.
While many will know of Dillian Whyte's success over AJ, the name Magomedrasul Majidovb will be less familiar.
However, the heavyweight, who takes on Tom Little on Saturday, overcame Joshua just a year before he won Olympic gold in 2012.
Read all about the bout here.
A warm embrace between two of the big names on Saturday's billing.
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FAIR to say both men will be making a tidy sum from Saturday's bout, but regardless of the result their is a clear winner in the bank balance stakes.
Money will likely be the last thing on Joshua's mind when he takes to the ring in Saudi Arabia as he looks to get revenge on the man who ended his perfect record.
£66m isn't too shabby for an evenings work though.
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