The current IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA world champion Andy Ruiz Jr entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 33-1-0 (22 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Deontay Wilder). He suffered his only loss when he faced Joseph Parker in 2016 (via majority decision in New Zealand, Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr), after this bout he has beat Devin Vargas, Kevin Johnson, Alexander Dimitrenko (Andy Ruiz Jr vs Alexander Dimitrenko) and Anthony Joshua in their first fight (when he replaced Jarrell Miller who failed the doping test, Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr I).
His opponent, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist and former world Hw champ Anthony Joshua, has an official record of 22-1-0 (21 KOs=95%) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. Before losing to Ruiz, in his previous three fights, AJ had won over Carlos Takam (Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam), Joseph Parker (Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker) and Alexander Povetkin (Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin). Ruiz vs Joshua 2 is valid for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World heavyweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World heavyweight titles
Joshua’s next fight: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev
Ruiz’s next fight: Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola
Ruiz vs Joshua 2 full fight video:
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