Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the boxing world this evening, defeating Anthony Joshua via seventh round TKO in New York.
Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO’s), who stepped up on short notice for the fight, captured the IBF, WBA and WBO titles with massive upset win.
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 2, 2019
‘The baddest man on the planet’ title was previously thought to be a three man race between Anthony Josua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Andy Ruiz Jr put an end to that belief with his dominant victory this evening. Ruiz dropped Joshua on four occasions before the contest was mercifully called off.
Both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury reacted to tonight’s massive upset moments ago on Twitter.
“We have our back and Forth’s but Anthony Joshua changed his stars through life. heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again.” – Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder was not so sympathetic when sharing his reaction to Anthony Joshua’s shocking TKO loss.
He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.
Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!#TilThisDay
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019
“He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts. Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!” – Deontay Wilder said of Anthony Joshua following tonight’s title fight.
Ouch! That was just cold.
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua was all class following tonight’s devastating loss to Ruiz.
“Big respect to Andy, big big respect,” Anthony Joshua said. “He’s a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down. There is no excuse. I got caught with a big shot, congratulations to him.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 1, 2019