Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory.
Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in in New York in June, produced a boxing masterclass to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in emphatic fashion.
Anthony Joshua didn’t let exacting revenge get in the way of his common sense.
He flicked his jab to near perfection, keeping Andy Ruiz Jr. at bay and negating the Destroyer’s hand speed and pressure to deliver a boxing clinic to become a two-time world unified heavyweight champion.
Fighting the smart fight gave Joshua a unanimous decision victory, as judges had it 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia and live on DAZN on Saturday. Sporting News had it 118-110 for Joshua.