Anthony Joshua became a two-time word heavyweight champion with unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Half a year on from the night time Ruiz stunned boxing, Joshua risked seeing his career left in tatters with another defeat, but served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punching to take the IBF, WBA and WBO titles back once again.
After cutting his Mexican rival in the first round he never looked back and chose smart jabs and right hands throughout before being serenaded with chants of “AJ, AJ, AJ” by 14,000 approximately fans in the Diriyah Arena.
Ruiz never looked near to landing a knockdown and when scores of 118-110 118-110 and 119-109 were read out, Joshua jumped up and down in the ring in celebration, in the same way the person who’d wrecked his US debut did in June.
India (@MMAIndiaShow) December 7, 2019
Anthony Joshua is a textbook example of the saying that “Hardwork and resilience leads to success”— MR AHMED🇳🇬 (@UncleMohamz) December 7, 2019
Man worked on himself, fought hard and regained his title.
Congratulations Champ! I stan! #RuizJoshua2