Photos: Anthony Joshua Slimmed Down, Grinds For Ruiz Fight

Matchroom Boxing are delighted to have partnered with Boxpark to stage two official screening events for the colossal Heavyweight World title rematch between Mexico’s Andy Ruiz Jr and Britain’s Anthony Joshua taking place on Saturday December 7. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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Ruiz stunned Joshua to capture his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO crowns in one of the biggest Heavyweight upsets of all time at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1. Joshua attempts to regain his World titles next month and become a two-time Heavyweight ruler after tasting defeat for the first time in his professional career on his US debut in The Big Apple.

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For fans who can’t make it out to Saudi Arabia for the ‘Clash on the Dunes’, what better way to enjoy the most anticipated Heavyweight rematch in decades than with family, friends and a great atmosphere. Supported by JD Sports and StubHub – Matchroom will be staging the unmissable events at Boxpark Croydon and Boxpark Wembley.

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Fight fans in attendance can expect live music, plenty of great food and drinks, as well as the chance to get hold of the official event programme. With Sky Sports in attendance and covering each screening as part of their live broadcast, these knockout events will offer the electric atmospheres we’ve come to expect from Anthony Joshua fight nights!

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Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing, said: “Of course, not everybody can get out to Saudi Arabia for the fight – so we wanted to create something for the fans which would be an exciting alternative. We’ve seen before the popular fan parks which come with big football tournaments and matches, and we felt that this fight is on the same level and deserved something special as ‘AJ’ bids to become a two-time World Champion and win his titles back!”

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by NachoMan on 11-22-2019

[QUOTE=Mindgames;20202734]He hasnt trimmed down to any real extent at all says it himself, yet this story just wont die. Its a headline thats popped up for months with no basis, same case for Ruiz. When they both come in roughly…

Comment by blitted_master on 11-22-2019

He looks less bulky. Hopefully, for his sake, this means he is less robotic.

Comment by Pantera_ on 11-22-2019

Hes going to try use the whole ring circling in and out but Ruiz will catch him in the later rounds.

Comment by PRINCEKOOL on 11-22-2019

[QUOTE=apollocreed;20202872]Time will tell. If either of them are overcooked, I would say it's more likely to be Joshua. If he's notably lighter, his punch resistance may be even weaker than it was when he was so overly bulky in the…

Comment by Marchegiano on 11-22-2019

I don't actually see a difference.

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