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Sport Ruiz vs Joshua 2: Anthony Joshua dominates Andy Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight titles

00:30  08 december  2019
00:30  08 december  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Anthony Joshua needs to capitalise on Andy Ruiz Jr’s poor footwork in order to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles , according to former cruiserweight Ruiz Jr, of course, shocked the world five months ago by handing Joshua the first defeat of his professional career in front of a sold-out crowd

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Anthony Joshua is the heavyweight champion of the world again after scoring a completely dominant 12 round unanimous decision win over Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.

After being knocked out by Ruiz in New York in June, Joshua shed some muscle and upped his cardio ahead of the rematch.

The results were on full display in the Clash on the Dunes, as Joshua moved well for 12 rounds, kept out of danger and jabbed Ruiz into oblivion, winning 118-108 118-108 and 119-109.

While it lacked the fireworks of their first encounter - and of Joshua's wins over the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin - it was a classy and impressive performance from AJ. 

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British boxer, Anthony Joshua has defeated defending champion, Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his world heavyweight titles which he lost in June. Joshua won by unanimous decision as the three judges gave him the fight. Two cards have it 118-110, the other 119-109 – all three in are favour of Anthony

Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) got revenge as he boxed his way to a twelve round unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz (33- 2 , 22 KOs) to recapture the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles . The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109.

Anthony Joshua. © Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Anthony Joshua. Joshua started the fight smartly, staying outside and jabbing well.

Ruiz stayed in the centre of the ring, but Joshua landed a few nice long right hands, opening a bad cut over Ruiz's left eye in the final 10 seconds of the first.

Ruiz opened the second round with a couple of nice jabs, but Joshua kept moving well, finding a home for his jab and hitting that cut with his right.

Joshua came out of a clinch with a small cut over his left eye.

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The third and fourth was more of the same, with Joshua staying outside the danger zone and picking Ruiz off with jabs.

The champ remained dangerous though, walking forward constantly and mixing up his jabs and hooks.

It was death by a thousand cuts for Ruiz, who finished the fifth round with damage around both eyes.

The question after five rounds was how long Joshua could maintain that pace.

Joshua had seemed nervous heading into the ring to start the fight, but was in complete control after the seventh. He was still moving well, still landing his jab, throwing a powerful right and clinching when he needed to.

Having potentially lost every round before it, Ruiz reminded everyone how dangerous he his, clobbering Joshua around the head with wide hooks and overhands.

Joshua went right back to the gameplan in the ninth though, dancing through the first two minutes before sitting down on his punches and landing a nice combination.

The 10th and 11th offered more of the same as a desperate Ruiz walked forward and threw them, but Joshua stayed disciplined to coast to the win.

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The 'Clash on the Dunes' drifted into anti-climax as Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight titles.A focused and disciplined back-foot performance from the 30-year-old Briton wrested back his world heavyweight titles by unanimous points decision over a woefully out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr.

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