Shocking Defeat as Andy Ruiz Knocked out Anthony Joshua in round 7

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.

Joshua, formerly undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and also WBO titles but was humiliated and knocked down 4 times by Andy Ruiz Jr, a man regarded as underdog.

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.

He said;

“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”.

Written by Frank Udoh

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