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Sport Joshua beats Ruiz on points, reclaims heavyweight titles

00:45  08 december  2019
00:45  08 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Joshua reclaimed WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles in front of 15,000-capacity Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Mexican had knocked out Joshua in seventh round in June 2019 to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO titles , but a determined Joshua fought excellently well in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua has beaten Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in their world heavyweight title rematch in Riyadh. Victory saw the British fighter reclaim the belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in New Image: Joshua won on points in a unanimous decision. Joshua , 30, stuck to his

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his world heavyweight titles by producing a disciplined and smart display to beat Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in their rematch in the first title fight to be staged in the Middle East.

Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain's Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain's Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Joshua won a unanimous verdict, with two judges giving the fight to the Briton 119-110 and the other 119-109.

Ruiz knocked down Joshua four times on the way to a seventh-round upset win in New York in June but there was none of the drama in the rematch as Joshua controlled the fight with his movement and better timing of his punches.

Joshua won back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts,

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