Boxing fans slam Sky as they get a blank screen for Anthony Joshua fight

British Boxing fans were left furious last night as Anthony Joshua regained his world heavyweight titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr - because they couldn't even watch it.

The Clash in the Dunes rematch between the pair was expected to be a UK box office record with 1.5 million paying viewers tuning in, but dozens of fans who bought access to the match couldn't get into their accounts while others described the screen quality as 'slow' and 'shocking'.

Unable to get a hold of the company's customer service team due to the '45-minute wait', customers took to twitter to express their anger over the £24.95 TV ticket price.

'Terrible streaming service tonight. Definitely not worth the £25! I didn't even receive a confirmation email. What is the email for complaints,' commented Emily Pearson.

Rhiannon shared a picture of her account page reporting 'technical difficulties', adding: 'Paid for it and money has come out of account but getting this come up on the screen.' 

James Dama added: 'Ordered on the phone, and indeed got a blue screen. On remote I get this. When I call the number it's a 45 min wait. Can I just avoid watching it via sky and get a refund on my bill?'

AJ unanimously thrashed Andy Ruiz Jr in the no-holds-barred revenge match for last summer's humiliating knockout to the Mexican '20-stone no-hoper'. 

After his convincing victory - confirmed by the judges after the bout went the full 12 rounds - Joshua was presented with the IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA belts that Ruiz stripped him of a few months ago. 

Yet while high-octane drama unfolded in the ring, thousands of fans packed into the open-air stadium had their night spoiled by giant orange pillars blocking their view.

Anthony Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win on Saturday

Anthony Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win on Saturday

Anthony Joshua has regained his world heavyweight titles after unanimously thrashing Andy Ruiz Jr in a no-holds-barred revenge of last summer's humiliating knockout to the Mexican '20-stone no-hoper'

Anthony Joshua has regained his world heavyweight titles after unanimously thrashing Andy Ruiz Jr in a no-holds-barred revenge of last summer's humiliating knockout to the Mexican '20-stone no-hoper'

The British boxer blitzed his opponent with a flurry of jabs early on before clattering him with a massive eye-splitting punch to the face

The British boxer blitzed his opponent with a flurry of jabs early on before clattering him with a massive eye-splitting punch to the face 

Photographs of the ring show many seats will have an obstructed view because of four huge pillars which is supporting a canopy

Photographs of the ring show many seats will have an obstructed view because of four huge pillars which is supporting a canopy

The heavens opened earlier above the outdoor stadium in Saudi Arabia, forcing soggy spectators to throw on ponchos

The heavens opened earlier above the outdoor stadium in Saudi Arabia, forcing soggy spectators to throw on ponchos

Despite forking out thousands of pounds to watch the highly-anticipated bout in a new purpose-built stadium, spectators were left dismayed after arriving to see their seats behind the pillars.

The 15,000-seat Diriyah Arena was put up in just two months and will be torn down after the fight, which was also dampened by bad weather.

The heavens opened earlier above the outdoor stadium, forcing soggy spectators to throw on their ponchos in he middle of the desert. 

Blood trickled down cheek of Ruiz after the first few rounds following a colossal right hand from Joshua.  

Ruiz's June win in New York was a huge upset, with few predicting the thickset underdog who was parachuted in to fight at the last minute would triumph over the then undefeated Joshua.  

Confirmation of Joshua's win was greeted with roars of approval from a capacity 16,000 crowd in the purpose-built venue in the ancient Saudi capital, which was hosting a major title fight for the first time. 

Photographs of the ring show many seats had obstructed view because of four huge pillars which is supporting a canopy that protects the two fighters from the elements. 

Only 75 per cent of tickets are believed to have been sold and around 2,500 British boxing fans expected to attend.

Anthony Joshua arrives in the open-air stadium in Saudi Arabia for his crunch heavyweight title fight with Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua arrives in the open-air stadium in Saudi Arabia for his crunch heavyweight title fight with Andy Ruiz Jr

Blood trickled down cheek of Ruiz after the first few rounds following a colossal right hand from Joshua

Blood trickled down cheek of Ruiz after the first few rounds following a colossal right hand from Joshua

Joshua, wearing white gloves and white shorts, came out swinging and unloaded fists into Ruiz who looked unsteady in the opening rounds

Joshua, wearing white gloves and white shorts, came out swinging and unloaded fists into Ruiz who looked unsteady in the opening rounds

Both men are 30, but Joshua's physical attributes are more impressive. His 6ft 6 frame dwarfs Ruiz's 6ft 2 figure, which is almost 50lbs heavier

Both men are 30, but Joshua's physical attributes are more impressive. His 6ft 6 frame dwarfs Ruiz's 6ft 2 figure, which is almost 50lbs heavier

The London fighter will earn in excess of £60million for the chance to reclaim the title he lost to Ruiz in June

The London fighter will earn in excess of £60million for the chance to reclaim the title he lost to Ruiz in June

Anthony Joshua delivers boxing masterclass to beat Andy Ruiz Jnr by unanimous points decision and regain WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles 

By Jeff Powell for the Mail On Sunday 

Anthony Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win over Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arena.

Joshua stuck to his back-foot game plan to pick off a clear 118-110 (twice), 119-109 verdict in a bout that boasted little of the five-knockdown drama which saw him lose to Ruiz in June.

In a bout which had been threatened with delay by a rare desert rain-storm moments before they took to the ring, the champion banked almost entirely on landing another big left money-shot.

Second time round, a more composed and disciplined Joshua for the most part resisted the urge to join Ruiz in battle, and there was no doubt as to the clear winner once the bell ended the final round.

Confirmation of Joshua's win was greeted with roars of approval from a capacity 16,000 crowd in the purpose-built venue in the ancient Saudi capital, which was hosting a major title fight for the first time.

Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win on Saturday

Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win on Saturday

The fast hands of Ruiz rocked his opponent twice in the eighth round to slightly change the complexion of the fight

The fast hands of Ruiz rocked his opponent twice in the eighth round to slightly change the

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