Boxing fans in the Middle East can watch Ruiz vs Joshua 2 through FIGHT SPORTS MAX after the company announced it will debut in the region with the world heavyweight boxing clash.

It had appeared the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz would not be shown in the region because of the standoff between beIN SPORTS and Saudi Arabia, which is hosting the fight in what is set to be the Kingdom’s most high-profile sporting event yet.

However, New York-based CSI Sports has announced that fans across the Middle East can watch Ruiz vs Joshua 2 on its platform when the link goes live on Saturday or by downloading the FIGHTSPORTSMAX app.

The digital subscription service will debut in the MENA region on December 7th with coverage of Ruiz vs Joshua 2 from the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia available from $5 for those based in the Middle East.

The platform is available 19 countries across MENA Africa including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait

FIGHT SPORTS has exclusive rights for Ruiz vs Joshua 2 and will also carry all build-up programming to the event including open workouts, press conferences, and weigh-ins.

As well as enabling people to watch Ruiz vs Joshua 2, FIGHT SPORTS will also show the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship rematch on December 21 between Jermell Charlo and Tony Harrison, and the December 28 WBA Lightweight World Championship bout between undefeated Gervonta Davis and Olympic Gold Medallist and former World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.