Anthony Joshua arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

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ANTHONY JOSHUA arrived in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr – before visiting the newly-built stadium for first time.

The British star, 30, touched down in Riyadh and was greeted by a hoard of fans as he prepares for the Clash on the Dunes on December 7.

 Anthony Joshua has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

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Anthony Joshua has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

 AJ met fans outside the airport after touching down in Riyadh

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AJ met fans outside the airport after touching down in Riyadh

 Joshua also took a tour of the newly-built stadium ahead of the fight

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Joshua also took a tour of the newly-built stadium ahead of the fight

Joshua also visited the newly-built stadium in Diriyah after it shot up in the past week ahead of the eagerly-anticipated rematch.

The boxer shared a video of himself arriving in Saudi Arabia on his Instagram, captioning the short clip: “Rollin’ through arrivals.”

Joshua also shared a picture of himself, laden down with luggage, fist-bumping a passer-by, accompanied by the message: “Landed safely.. we give thanks KSA.”

After safely getting from the airport to his hotel, AJ wasted no time in checking out the gym and looking around the arena – still under construction with two weeks to go until the fight.

Promoter Eddie Hearn shared a video of Joshua taking a look around the stadium – looking a real picture now having been nothing more than a “car park” ten days ago.

 Anthony Joshua got to Saudi Arabia with two weeks to go before the fight

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Anthony Joshua got to Saudi Arabia with two weeks to go before the fight

 The arena in Diriyah has shot up in the past week ahead of the rematch

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The arena in Diriyah has shot up in the past week ahead of the rematch

Joshua will be hoping the “Gladiator-style” arena will be the home of another huge triumph.

The Brit ace is hoping to make amends for his shock defeat to Ruiz in New York on June 1.

Many believes Joshua gave up towards the end as the Mexican floored him time and time again at Madison Square Garden.

But the referee in charge of the fight, Mike Griffin, recently revealed nothing could be further from the truth.

Griffin said: “He wasn’t quitting, he’s looking for more time.