Anthony Joshua is no longer undefeated, and is no longer the boxing Heavyweight champion of the world.
Indeed, the 29-year old was knocked out by Andy Ruiz in the seventh round of their heavyweight title fight earlier tonight (Sat., June 1, 2019) in New York City.
Ruiz was a late replacement after Jarell Miller — Joshua’s original opponent — was forced out of the fight after he failed a pre-fight drug test.
Joshua started off strong, knocking down the Mexican-born fighter in the third round. However, Andy shook it off and proceeded to knock down Anthony two times in that same round, almost finishing him before time ran out.
After back and forth action in rounds four, five and six, Ruiz once again clipped Joshua in the seventh round and sent him tumbling to the canvas once again.
He tried to shake of the cobwebs but once on his feet, Ruiz once again dropped him with some heavy blows. Though Anthony answered the 10 count, the referee put a stop to the fight since Anthony looked visibly out of it.
See the ending below:
It truly is one of the biggest upset in any form of combat sports, reminiscent of when Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson almost 30 years ago.
With the win, not only does Ruiz take Joshua’s “0,” spoils his stateside debut, but he also wins the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight straps and ruined all chances of Anthony facing off against Deontay Wilder.
What a shocker!
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