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Ring Girls Nixed for Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua Rematch In Saudi Arabia

The Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua rematch will have TONS of action -- but it will NOT have scantily clad women flashing giant cards between rounds.

The Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua rematch will have TONS of action — but it will NOT have scantily clad women flashing giant cards between rounds.

TMZ Sports has confirmed … promoters have decided NOT to include ring girls at the Dec. 7 event, out of respect for local culture in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has a strict dress code when it comes to women — though the country is easing back on restrictions … especially when it comes to foreigners.

But, the promoters for Ruiz vs. Joshua II aren’t trying to push boundaries or ruffle feathers … so they’ve decided to scrap the ring girls from the event to avoid controversy.

As we previously reported, WWE was faced with a similar decision when they held their “Crown Jewel” event in Riyadh earlier this year … and ultimately decided their female wrestlers would wear more modest costumes instead of the usual revealing, sexy attire.

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WWE honcho Stephanie McMahon explained it this way … “We need to be respectful of the cultures in the countries we perform in.”

The event went off without a hitch — and the people behind Ruiz vs. Joshua II are hoping for the same result.

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