FOLLOWING Anthony Joshua’s dominant rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr the inevitable question emerged above all others. Who is next?
Joshua can now rightly claim the shocking defeat to Ruiz in June provided crucial education and not, as had been suggested, a sign that the end was nigh. This week in Saudi, “AJ” regularly spoke of his renewed love for the sport before providing ample evidence that the best is yet to come from the 2012 Olympic champion.
“I can knock people out when I want to and I can box when I want to,” Joshua said after scoring a clear and deserved unanimous points victory over Ruiz. “I know I can do more at times but sometimes simplicity is genius. I took it back to the 1970s and the sweet science of hitting and not getting hit.”