Anthony Joshua wins boxing rematch; regains heavyweight title

 

 

World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has beat opponent, Andy Ruiz in a rematch held today in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua won by unanimous decision! The judges had it at 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109.

It was a disciplined performance from Joshua, as he kept Ruiz  at distance and was barely troubled by him. 

Recall that Ruiz defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles and after initial hesitations, finally agreed to a rematch at the location sometime in August.

READ: Ruiz agrees to a rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Celebrating his victory, Joshua described the fight as his second favourite in his career. He also thanked Ruiz and his family.

In his words:

First of all, I want to thank God. I want to say, man, the first time was so nice, I had to do it twice. A man like me don’t make no excuses, I’m used to knocking out guys. I said to myself I was going to correct myself. The sweet science of this sport is hitting and not getting caught. I’m hungry and I’m humble. Thank you to Andrew Ruiz and his family.

Congratulations to Joshua!

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