The undefeated 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, current IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA world champion Anthony Joshua entered this fight with a perfect record of 22-0-0 (21 KOs=95%) and he is ranked as the No.1 heavyweight in the world. In his last three bouts AJ has won over Carlos Takam (Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam), Joseph Parker (Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker) and Alexander Povetkin (Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin).
His opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr (who replaces Jarrell Miller because he failed the doping test), has a boxing record of 32-1-0 (21 knockouts) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Joseph Parker in 2016 (via majority decision, Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr), after this bout he has beat Devin Vargas, Kevin Johnson and Alexander Dimitrenko (Andy Ruiz Jr vs Alexander Dimitrenko). Joshua vs Ruiz is valid for the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO World heavyweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO World heavyweight titles
Joshua’s previous fight: Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin
Ruiz’s previous fight: Andy Ruiz Jr vs Alexander Dimitrenko
Joshua vs Ruiz full fight video:
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