Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr to regain world heavyweight title rematch in the most anticipated game of the year. The fight took place on Saturday, December 7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
AJ, a British-Nigerian boxer who suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in June 2019 in New York City, regained his IBF, WBA and WBO titles as he defeated the Mexican-American boxer by unanimous decision.
The fight which lasted until 12 rounds was scored 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 by the judges.
Speaking on his victory, Joshua said: “I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.”
“First of all, thanks to god. The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice,” he said.
“I knew I could win this. This is about boxing, I’m used to knocking guys out.
“I gave the man his credit, I said I would correct myself, I respect Andy, But I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.
“It’s the sweet science, it’s about hitting and not getting hit.
“No change in mentalist, stay hungry and stay humble. I’m going to remain humble in victory. Thanks to Ruiz and his family, thanks to Saudi, the fans and thanks to god and Eddie Hearn.”
ACTION SHOTS FROM THE FIGHT
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