Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world title belts and become twice heavyweight champion of the world following his first time shocking defeat to Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. Six months ago with a stunning knockout that shock the boxing history on June 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S.
Anthony Joshua came back lighter in the rematch to be faster and effective in the ring,
as he used his size and feet to regain control of the heavyweight division and put both his career and status as a global boxing superstar back on track.
Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), who came in 11 pounds lighter than his upset defeat in June, outboxed Andy Ruiz Jr. and avoided trouble to regain his WBA, WBO and IBF titles via wide unanimous decision. in Saturday’s rematch that took place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al-Turaif, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7, 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs) showed plenty of heart by getting up off the canvas in their first fight to floor Joshua four times before he was stopped on the 7th rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S.A on June 1, 2019,
This shocking defeat earns him to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent. But the robust native of Imperial, California, was never able to land more than one punch at a time after weighing in 15 pounds heavier than he did in their first fight.
Joshua earned a unanimous decision to avenge his first professional loss after he suffered the biggest upset boxing had seen in almost 30 years this past June,
Two judges ringside scored the fight 118-110 for Joshua while a third scored it 119-110 in his favour.
Joshua changed up his angles against the shorter Ruiz, stouter fighter, darted around the ring and never allowed Ruiz to throw his hands like the first time around. But really it was Joshua’s jab that dictated the fight and did plenty of the damage, including bloodying Ruiz in the first round.