News | Dec 07 2019

Anthony Joshua masterfully gains revenge over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua maturely dominates a woefully out of shape Andy Ruiz to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles
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ANTHONY JOSHUA regained his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles when he revenged Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds at a lively, albeit rain-drenched, Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.

Both fighters were cut in the early going but only one man looked like the winner as Joshua – exorcising his demons from six months ago – controlled the pace, the distance and the fight.

Joshua danced at times, he jabbed well and on more than one occasion his punching power threatened to take Ruiz out. Majestic when boxing to a plan, but there was evidence of his wild side too, as he lost his shape when trying too hard to close the show.


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