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Photos: Anthony Joshua Avenges Andy Ruiz Loss - HUGE Gallery

Anthony Joshua OBE (23-1, 21 KOs) recaptured his position as the unified World Heavyweight Champion with a masterful unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2, 22 KOs) in a rematch that captured the world’s attention. In front of thousands of rabid fans at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Joshua exacted his revenge against Ruiz, who six months ago dethroned the undefeated kingpin in epic fashion at Madison Square Garden in New York. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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Joshua will return to the U.K. as the unified IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Champion and now two-time world heavyweight champion.

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In the evening’s chief support bout, Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs) and Michael Hunter (18-1-1, 12 KOs) battled for 12 back-and-forth rounds which resulted in a split draw – the first draw of each fighter’s career. In the ring following the fight, Povetkin and Hunter spoke about their desire for a rematch to settle the score.

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Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) delivered an impressive unanimous victory over Mariusz Wach (35-6, 19 KOs) to further enhance his case for a title shot in 2020.

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Filip Hrgovic (10-0, 8 KOs) remained undefeated with a knockout of Eric Molina (28-5, 19 KOs) in the third round following a dominating performance. Opening the main card on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN from Saudi Arabia, Mahammadrasul Majidov (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Tom Little (10-8, 3 KOs) via a second round TKO.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Someone88 on 12-09-2019

Great pictures. Joshua put on a master class. Nice to see the respect shown between them too. So happy for Joshua!

Comment by ikigai on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;20240156][IMG]https://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/joshua-ruiz-rematch%20(26).jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Ruiz looks like he needs to be rushed to a hospital, and i'm not talking about the fight.

Comment by BoZz on 12-09-2019

I thought about clicking but if I wanna see a man run away I rather watch Forrest Gump, at least he had a personality :)

Comment by giant_king on 12-09-2019

Congrats brotha

Comment by Gideon lock on 12-08-2019

Aj looks fuking wild in that last photo great shots.

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