Andy Ruiz Jr. shocked the world and became the Heavyweight Champion of the world. Anthony Joshua has turn the reign of the championship to another respectful young man.
Here’s how I called the Joshua vs Ruiz Fight live from MSG:
ANTHONY JOSHUA vs ANDY RUIZ JR for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Championships Titles: 12 rounds:
Anthony Joshua’s reach and high advantage should serve him well as these to giant boxers size each other up. Ruiz (270 pounds) is about 20 pounds heavier then Joshua (250 pounds) but looks fit and ready for Battle.
Andy Ruiz Jr. coming in with a beautiful white and gold rope with gold fur with matching shoes to boot.
Anthony Joshua walking to the ring much to the enjoyment of this crowd of about 20,000 strong. Joshua wearing a beautiful and simple white rope with black trim.
Terrific first round of action and both fighters look ready for war. Joshua heathy and stature is great. Ruiz Looking good dodging a lot of AJ’s punches. Ruiz has terrific boxing skills.
Both men being very careful, almost like a chess match. AJ had a good exchange towards the end of the round, missing with the right, but quickly landing the left. It will be interesting to see how long Ruiz can maintain his energy level.
Joshua lands a big uppercut and right sending Ruiz down. Then AJ gets careless like Pacquiao did and gets really hurt. Ruiz knocks Joshua down twice and dominates the round.
Good round of action. Joshua being very careful now -Pushing his punches a bit. Ruiz is the aggressor and the Boss right now.
The pace has slowed as Joshua gets in a good open stance in the middle of the ring and lands a huge left hand. Ruiz is still the aggressor but as he slows, I can see Joshua going in for the kill. Ruiz’s biggest battle might not be Joshua as much as his stamina.
What a fight!!’
Ruiz won the round doing excellent work. Ruiz aim for AJ’s body and having success landing up and down stairs.
Just as AJ lands, Ruiz lands multiple shots and knocks AJ down. Then again AJ goes down.
AJ says he’s done
Winner and new Heavyweight Champion
Ruiz Shocks the world and becomes Mexico’s first Heavyweight Champion.
Congratulations Andy Ruiz Jr.