In a shocking moment, Andy Ruiz Jr. has defeated British title-holder Anthony Joshua in the seventh round of their fight in New York. He also makes history as the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.
Joshua had to give up his IBF, WBA and WBO titles after being knocked down four times by the underdog Ruiz.
Ruiz’s capture of Anthony Joshua’s titles will stand the test of time within the division since Hasim Rahman stopped Lennox Lewis in 2001 and brought back memories of James “Buster” Douglas’ 1990 win over Mike Tyson.
In total appreciation to God, Ruiz said: “I just want to thank God for giving me this victory. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible. This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for, and I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true”.