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Video: Anthony Joshua Eager To Make a Statement in U.S. Debut

Andy Ruiz Jr. has landed a dream World title shot at Heavyweight king Anthony Joshua OBE on Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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Ruiz (32-1 21 KOs) can become the first ever Mexican Heavyweight World champion when he meets AJ at the vaunted Manhattan boxing mecca and comes into the bout in fine form. The 29 year old recorded his 21st KO win on his 32 fight ledger when he forced the retirement of Alexander Dimitrenko after five rounds of their clash in Carson, California ten days ago.
 
The Californian-based Mexican is in his second World title tilt having pushed Joseph Parker to the limit for the WBO crown in the Kiwi’s Auckland hometown in December 2016, being edged out by the finest of margins via majority decision.

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Joshua (22-0 21 KOs) defends his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO crowns for the second time, as his eighth World title fight lands on his hotly-anticipated American debut after KOing Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium, London in September. That was the second dramatic KO win for the Londoner in the national stadium of his hometown, with today’s announcement coming two years and one day after his epic victory over former undisputed World ruler Wladimir Klitschko.

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Comment by angkag on 05-28-2019

Had a laugh at 6.13 where Raheem was trying to avoid the punch.

Comment by bluemax on 05-28-2019

Joshua either gets knocked out by a smaller fighter or beats a smaller fighter. The only statement I see getting made is Joshua wants fights with low risk at big money while avoiding Wilder and Fury at all costs

Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-28-2019

Idk that Ruiz is much of a guy to make a statement with. Not Joshua's fault thats the case, but that doesn't change the case. Either he blasts Ruiz out in 4 rounds or less & no one really cares…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 05-28-2019

Hard to make a statement in America when no Americans will be watching on an app we haven’t bought into or at the arena which will be full of brits.....should have just had the fight in the uk

Comment by QuebecSTAR2 on 05-28-2019

Yes a statement of beating a short fat slob, a walking punching bag.

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