Anthony Joshua the Nigeria British born heavyweight champion has regained his titles by unanimous decision of 118-110; 118-110 and 119-109 in a rematch agsinst Mexican Andy Ruiz.
In the clash on the dunes, both boxers started bleeding from the eyes from round one and the ref had to stop the bout to warn them not to use head in round two.
Disciplined Joshua was resolute receiving many body punches but hitting hard on the face which made Ruiz bleed again in the 12th round.
Joshua clearly took all the rounds except rounds 4 and 8. Commentators argued that round 4 should be a draw.
The unified belts of WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles are back to Anthony Joshua who was born in Watford, Britain but hails from Sagamu in Ogun State where several cows were slaughtered from Saturday in anticipation of a special ‘Owambe victory party’.
His biological dad who this reporter identifed as a practicing Journalist could not stand watching live from the ring sides holding the party at home while Joshua’s mum leading the cheer group came to the venue of the bout at the UN Centre in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia amidst heavy security.
Andy Ruiz named THE DESTROYER had snatched the belts from Anthony Joshua named AJ in a round 7 knockout at the famous Madison Garden, New York on June 1 this year.
In the undercard bouts, Alexandra Povetkin and Michael Hunter punched to a draw in the last of the 4 supporting bouts.
Dillian Whyte retained his European belt thrice by a split decision over Merinsz Wach of Germany.
Filip Hrgovic stopped Eric Molina in round 3 to retain his WBC belt.
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