Shocking as Anthony Joshua defeated by Mexican Underdog, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world of boxing in an heavyweight championship encounter against the favourite Anthony Joshua on Saturday.
The unexpected 29-year-old from southern California tipped off as a 11-1 underdog, came off the floor in the third round to knock down Joshua twice before the end of the frame, then sent the former undefeated champion crashing to his canvas for a third and fourth time consecutively in the seventh round before referee Mike Griffin ended the match at the 1:27 mark.
It was no easy win for Ruiz even though Joshua might seem to have performed below his expected best but it was still a deserving victory for Ruiz who threw in all he had which was expressed in a post match interview.;
“I just feel so good, man,” said a happy Ruiz, who captured Joshua’s WBA, WBO and IBF belts in a stunner that ranks alongside the likes of Buster “Douglas vs Mike Tyson”, and “James Braddock v Max Baer” among the most surprising in the division’s centuries encounter.
Ruiz added, “This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for. I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.”