Joshua, previously undefeated and fighting for the first time in the United States, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times in the fight before the referee waved off the contest in the seventh.
Andy Ruiz Jr has caused a major boil over in the boxing world, downing the previously undefeated Anthony Joshua to claim the WBA, Super, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Joshua entered the bout as the clear favourite after Ruiz had signed on for
'Andy Ruiz Jr has caused a major boil over in the boxing world, downing the previously undefeated Anthony Joshua to claim the WBA, Super, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Joshua entered the bout as the clear favourite after Ruiz had signed on for the fight in late April as a replacment for Jarrell Miller, who was ruled out following drug test failures. However from the third round, Ruiz threatened to cause a massive upset. After getting knocked down Ruiz quickly fought back with a thunderous series of hooks, turning the tables and knocking Joshua down twice in reply. He would knock Joshua down twice more before the referee decided enough was enough in the seventh round. The loss is Joshua’s first after 23 professional bouts. For Ruiz, the new heavyweight champion of the world, the win is his 33rd and undoubtedly the sweetest of all. Joshua, who has a rematch clause in his contract, confirmed immediately after the fight that he will “100 per cent” take on Ruiz again.'
Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles at New York's Madison Square Garden against Andy Ruiz Jr., who is looking to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion, and the Briton is not taking his opponent lightly.
Ellie Fry has had some big wins in her fledgling boxing career — but none more important than the victory she secured on Sunday. Facing Tasmania’s Erika Creely — a former Australian Champion with 30 bouts to her name — Fry was up against the odds