sport news Boxing news: Anthony Joshua's sponsors back controversial Saudi Arabia fight

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Anthony Joshua's sponsors back controversial Saudi Arabia fight... and the bout won't affect the £8.3m he is set to earn through endorsements Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jnr in Diriyah later this year after his shock loss in June  The heavyweight will look to win back the world titles he lost in the first bout  Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticised for its poor human rights record But Joshua's sponsors continue to support the athlete despite the controversy 

By Daniel Matthews For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 22:31 BST, 20 August 2019

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Anthony Joshua's controversial decision to fight in Saudi Arabia will not affect the £8.3million he earns from sponsorship and endorsements.

Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jnr in Diriyah in December as he looks to win back the world heavyweight titles he lost in a surprise defeat in June. 

Saudi Arabia has come under criticism for its human rights record, with Amnesty International claiming the fight is 'likely to be yet another opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to 'sportswash' their severely tarnished image'. 

Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jnr in Diriyah in December as he looks to win back titles he lost in June

Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jnr in Diriyah in December as he looks to win back titles he lost in June

They say Joshua should speak out about human rights in the country but promoter Eddie Hearn insisted 'political questions are above my head'.

Joshua is one of Britain's most marketable athletes, with

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