Anthony Joshua got his revenge. Six months after his devastating, historic loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua proved he’s still a championship-caliber fighter in the rematch. Famous for his electrifying knockouts, Joshua instead relied on his jab and constant movement to keep the faster Ruiz at bay and earn a wide unanimous-decision win on Saturday night at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
The cards were 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 in favor of Joshua, per BoxingInsider.com. Joshua regained the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles with the victory.
The win means the 30-year-old Englishman is once again back on track for a lucrative unification fight with the winner of the planned Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch. Ruiz’s reign as the first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage ends without a title defense, but he should remain a championship contender.
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