The Nigerian born boxer, Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his World Heavyweight titles after beating his Mexican counterpart, Andy Ruiz on Saturday night in a bout which took place in Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia.
Penpushing reports that Joshua kick started the fight on a bright note, cutting Ruiz inside the first round, and grew into the enthralling bout, maintaining a high level of discipline to avoid lightning striking him the second time as it was the case in Las Vegas.
The famous Nigerian boxer from the takeoff never looked back and picked smart jabs and right hands throughout inside the largely-filled Diriyah Arena, and maintained his composure for the final two rounds to secure the biggest win of his career so far.
The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 in favour of Joshua who now has his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Titles back, and with the victory, Joshua has now improved his record to 8-1 in title fights and 23-1 (21KOs) overall.
“This is boxing. I’m used to knocking guys out. Last time I hurt the man and got caught coming in. I made no excuses. I gave the man his respect.But this is hit and don’t get hit. I took my L and bounced back. I’m a warrior. We don’t quit.”
Penpushing further reports that, Ruiz, in his own comments said, “I wasn’t prepared, I gained too much weight. But no excuses. I’m gonna get in better shape and I’m gonna f*cking prepare for the third fight,”
Meanwhile, it is recalled that,in the first bout, back in June, Ruiz came in as a late replacement and dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh-round stoppage at Madison Square Garden in New York City.