Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz to reclaim world boxing heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz winning back the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles Saturday night to again become the heavyweight champion.

All three judges in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, had it 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 for Joshua.

Joshua has displayed a disciplined performance and kept his opponent at distance and was barely troubled by Ruiz.

“He shed 11lbs for the fight, looking for agility and speed over power. And it was that lightness on his feet that won the day.”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Tonight he becomes a two-time heavyweight champion of the world and that is beautiful.

“They all wrote him off and he came back, give him the respect.

“We wanted the undisputed for years and years, don’t worry about that. Tonight he’s the king, they wrote him off.”

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