ANTHONY JOSHUA DEFEATS ANDY RUIZ VIA DECISION IN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE REMATCH



AJ beats AR in a unanimous decision to regain his titles. 

Six months after his devastating, historic loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs), Joshua proved he's still a championship-caliber fighter in the rematch.

Famous for his electrifying knockouts, Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) instead relied on his jab and constant movement to keep the faster Ruiz at bay and earn a wide unanimous decision win on Saturday night at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The cards were 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 in favor of Joshua, per BoxingInsider.com, Joshua regained the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles with the victory.


The win means the 30-year-old Englishman is once again back on track for a lucrative unification fight with the winner of the planned Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch.

Ruiz's reign as the first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage ends without a title defense, but he should remain a championship contender.


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