29 year old Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr. has defeated British title-holder Anthony Joshua in the 7th round of their fight in New york city to end up being the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champ.
With this victory, Andy Ruiz has ended up being the first fighter of Mexican origin to win a heavyweight title as he claims Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO through a technichal knockout. This kind of upset is not new in boxing history. Recall how James “Buster” Douglas in 1990 shocked the world when he defeated Iron Mike Tyson through a technical knock out and also how Hasim Rahman knocked out Lennox Lewis in 2001. The world will continue to see this kind of upset because boxing is a game of full of shock and surprises.
After defeating Joshua, Ruiz, recognised God as the giver of the victory.
“I just want to thank God for giving me this victory. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible. This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for, and I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true”.