Amnesty International has attacked the decision to sanction Anthony Joshua's heavyweight boxing rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, citing, the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights violations and the conflict in Yemen.
The contest will take place in Diriyah on the north-western outskirts of the Saudi capital.
Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua on 1 June in the US to become the unified heavyweight champion with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles. A press conference is also set for Monday in London where Hearn will be joined by Saudi reps to reveal details on the fight, like the start time.
Cardiff's Principality Stadium was among the venues proposed for the rematch but Ruiz Jr had insisted the bout must take place either back in the United States or on neutral territory. Either way, Ruiz is now the rightful heavyweight champ and Joshua is looking avenge himself.
Saudi rulers, also under fire for the war in neighbouring Yemen, have utilised sport as a tool to try and soften their worldwide image and to provide a showcase, they claim, for reforms inside the oil-rich state.
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An official announcement is expected to be made later on Friday confirming the bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.
Their rematch will be the highest-profile boxing event to be held in the country after welterweight Amir Khan's win over Australia's Billy Dib in Jeddah on July 12.
Amnesty UK's head of campaigns Felix Jakens said: "If Anthony Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, it's likely to be yet another opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to "sportswash" their severely tarnished image".
Of course, the first meeting between Joshua and Ruiz Jr. saw the Mexican spring the upset in stunning fashion - stopping the Englishman for his first career defeat in a fight, that by all accounts, he should have been winning comfortably.
In the end, the group from Saudi Arabia agreed to put up more far more money than could be generated in either Cardiff or NY.