Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua II, better known as Clash On The Dunes, is only days away.
This is the heavyweight professional boxing match we’ve all been waiting for – or should we say, the rematch we’ve been waiting for.
Up for grabs are multiple world titles, including WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO.
Unfortunately, watching the fight will not be that easy for everyone, and your ability to watch it live will depend on where you find yourself at the time of the event.
Below I’ll be showing you exactly where you can stream the fight and tips to get even better quality where possible.
Where to watch the fight?
If you find yourself located in the UK at the time of the fight, then you can stream it live on Sky Box Office. You can buy a subscription and watch the bout with no issues.
Meanwhile, DAZN is the official broadcaster for Canada and it has a completely free-trial allowing you to watch the fight essentially for free.
Below I’ll be showing you how you can use a VPN to stream the fight on DAZN* but the process is similar for many other subscription services.
What do you need?
To stream the fight on DAZN and ensure the best possible connection you should considering using a VPN app.
VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a privacy tool that allows you to shield your data and location from view.
Basically, you can pretend to be anywhere in the world, but for accessing DAZN, you’ll need to connect to Canada (Although it will work from anywhere, you should ensure you’re physically in Canada and complying with DAZN’s terms of service).
By connecting to Canada, you replace your own connection location with another based in Canada.
The best VPN for doing this is ExpressVPN, which has over 3,000 servers located in 94 countries. This allows you to pick any country for any other purpose too.
It also gives you your money back if you change your mind within 30 days from the moment of purchase.
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How to watch the fight: Step-by-Step
Now that we have explained what you need, let’s cover what you must do next.
It will only take you a couple of minutes to do it all, so don’t worry, it is straightforward:
1. Get a VPN
Start by picking which VPN you want to use. I recommend ExpressVPN, but you are free to choose.
Go to its website and sign up for an account. You will have to enter your email and payment details, but not much else.
2. Download the app
You will next need to get the app for the device you plan to watch on, as VPNs have dedicated apps for all kinds of devices (PC, smartphone, Smart TV, etc.) You can download the app from the VPN services’ website, or your app store.
3. Connect to Canada
Now that you have the app install it, and log in. Locate the list of servers within, select any server in Canada, and hit ‘Connect.’
4. Go to DAZN
After that, all you need to do is go to DAZN and sign up (You’ll need to enter your Canadian postcode, eg; V9N 9C5, or G1X 2W1) or login with your account details.
Don’t forget DAZN has a completely free trial available too.
That’s pretty much it. Now all you need to do is call your mates round, put a few beers in the fridge and get ready for the fight.
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When is the fight taking place?
The fight will take place on December 7th, at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al-Turaif, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Expected start time is 8:30 pm UK time which is 11:30 local time.
UNESCO chooses a World Heritage Site for having important significance to culture and history, and international treaties legally protect it.
Al-Turaif is a historic district north-west of Riyadh, which is one of the most important historical and political sites in Saudi Arabia.
In other words, it is a significant site, which fits the importance of the title fight. It’s also unusual to see such a high-profile boxing match outside the US and UK which adds an extra dimension.
Who’s likely to win?
When it comes to predictions, Anthony Joshua opened as a -304 favourite. Andy Ruiz Jr. comes as a +220 underdog, even though he’s the defending champion.
The last time when the two clashed was on June 1st of this year when Ruiz Jr. won the match with a technical knockout in the seventh round.
This victory ruined Joshua’s reputation as an undefeated heavyweight champion.
Ruiz Jr. has lost a lot of weight and got himself in shape for the rematch, but Joshua will be aiming to reclaim his crown.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua II will be a second meeting between the two this year, and it is likely to bring just as much excitement as the first one.
It is worth watching, as it is not something that any boxing fan would want to miss.
So, grab yourself a VPN from ExpressVPN, connect to Canada, head over to DAZN and use your current subscription or take advantage of their free trial and enjoy the fight.
Who do you think will win this time around? My money is on Joshua but are you expecting another Ruiz Jr. upset? Let me know in the comments.
*Disclaimer: A VPN service is not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the terms and conditions of all services and ensure you are entitled to access the service from your location.
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