Joshua vs Ruiz 2 result: British boxer regains titles

Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz Jr. in rematch to regain heavyweight titles

Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua squared off for the second time on December 8 (AEDT) in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The scheduled for twelve rounds contest featured the defending heavyweight champion from the US up against the former titleholder from the UK in the championship rematch. The unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles were on the line.

Advertisements

The encounter went a full distance. The verdict heard a unanimous decision in favor of Anthony Joshua, who regained the titles. In addition he updated his record to 23-1, 21 KO. Andy Ruiz Jr. dropped to 33-2, 22 KO.

Their first encounter early June at Madison Square Garden in New York City ended in favor of Ruiz, who won the bout and claimed the belts via seventh round TKO. The trilogy fight might be happening in 2020.

The Ruiz vs Joshua 2 championship bout headlined the fight card billed as “Clash on the Dunes”. Among other matchups Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter battled it out into a split draw. Filip Hrgovic stopped Eric Molina in the third round and retained his WBC international heavyweight title for the third time. Diego Pacheco KO’d Selemani Saidi in the first round.

Clash on the Dunes results

Anthony Joshua def. Andy Ruiz Jr. by unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110, 118-110).

Diego Pacheco def. Selemani Saidi by KO (R1 at 1:38).

Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter – split draw (115-113, 113-115, 114-114).

Dillian Whyte def. Mariusz Wach by unanimous decision (98-93, 97-93, 97-93).

Hopey Price def. Swedi Mohamed by KO (R3 at 2:22).

Filip Hrgovic def. Eric Molina by KO (R3 at 2:03).

Mahammadrasul Majidov def. Tom Little by TKO (R2 at 1:49).

Advertisements

Share This

Add a comment

Related

Eminem featured artist on UFC 4 with Godzilla

MMA world went ballistic following a fresh release of UFC 4. In addition to an updated lineup of top ranked fighters, crossover...

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 in doubt due to previously lost fortune

The current WBC heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury and former champion Deontay Wilder are expected to square off in the trilogy fight. Top Rank promoter...

Tyson Fury says he can fight in UFC when boxing career is done

Tyson Fury appears interested in fighting an elite MMA fighter, yet only after his boxing career is done and dusted. "The Gypsy King" previously...

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik results

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik Vegas features 12 bouts at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, August 9 (AEST / AWST). The...

UFC 255: Valentina Shevchenko faces Jennifer Maia, Deiveson Figueiredo meets Cody Garbrandt

A pair of flyweight title bouts have been set for UFC 255 scheduled for November 21 live on pay-per-view. The reigning women's flyweight champion...

Despite three defeats in a row Yodsanklai Fairtex vows to be back

Yodsanklai Fairtex is riding, what appears to be, the longest defeat-streak in his career. Nevertheless, the famed Muay Thai fighter is looking to rise...

Sign up for FIGHTMAG Weekly Newsletter

Top stories delivered to your inbox

Youssef Zalal lands spectacular spinning back kick to the face on the way to win at UFC Vegas 6 (video)

While UFC Vegas 6 is still going (live results here) the fight between Youssef Zalal and Peter Barrett might have already delivered a highlight...

Watch: UFC Vegas 6 post-fight press conference video live stream

The UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik post-fight press conference follows MMA event produced at Apex in Las Vegas, NV on August 9 (AEST)....

UFC Vegas 6 results: Beneil Dariush delivers massive spinning back fist to KO Scott Holtzman (video)

Beneil Dariush and Scott Holtzman faced off on August 9 (AEST), kicking off the main card at UFC Vegas 6. The pair met in...

UFC Vegas 6 results: Watch Andrew Sanchez KO’s Wellington Turman with repeated overhand right

Andrew Sanchez and Wellington Turman squared off on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 6 held on August 9 (AEST). The scheduled for three...

Watch: Bellator 243 event highlight video

Bellator 243 featured ten bouts this past Friday live on Paramount Network and DAZN. The main event saw Michael Chandler, scoring the first-round stoppage...