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Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz, reclaims heavyweight titles



Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his heavyweight boxing belts from Andy Ruiz Jr. after 12-round of a thrilling fight.

Joshua got back his title on Saturday with a unanimous points win over his rivalry Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua (AJ) defeated Andy Ruiz by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring AJ 118-110. 118-110. 119-109 in favour of the reigning champion, Joshua Anthony.

Recalled Ruiz defeated Joshua in seven rounds on June 1 in New York when the first met.

But, however, Anthony has now defeated Ruiz on Saturday’s fight, regain all his titles.

Joshua now reclaims his WBO, IBF, WBA belt.

This winning has given him (Joshua) opportunity to meet with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury who will clash in 2020.

Anthony Joshua said: “The sweet science of this sport is about hitting and not getting hit. Never a change in mentality, you know the saying ‘stay hungry, stay humble’ – I am hungry and I am humble.”

He added: “I said I didn’t want to get too carried away but it is emotional. This is about the public, and about British boxing. They won tonight and we created history by opening the floodgates.

“To Andy Ruiz and his family and team, love and respect and I want to see him in the ring again because he is very talented. l can box but I like to fight. I’m a warrior at heart, and sometimes when you’re used to knocking a man out, it can happen to you.

“I’m a man that has made mistakes and when I was on losing path in life, I matured and bounced back. After I took my loss I had to mature as a fighter. Life is in boxing and that is why I love it because they go hand in hand.” Joshua speaks.



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