Anthony Joshua the British boxer suffered a historic defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in what has been described as the “biggest shock” in British boxing history at Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday night.
I just want to thank God for the victory. This is what I have been dreaming about and working hard for,” the Mexican-American said while relishing his victory.
In the final round, Joshua lands a bit shot early on but Ruiz meets it, there’s a flurry and down goes Joshua for a third time early in the seventh!
“I want to thank God for giving me this victory, without him this wouldn’t be possible. I just feel so good, man. This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for. I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true. I just want to thank my team and my family. The sky is the limit, baby,” TheGuardian quoted Ruiz to have said.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, says Joshua would exercise an immediate rematch clause after a shock that ranks among Buster Douglas v Mike Tyson and James Braddock v Max Baer among the biggest surprises in heavyweight championship history.
“We’ll make the rematch in the U.K., November or December,” Joshua says.
The 29-year-old boxing champion Antony Joshua was dethroned after being dropped a staggering four times and being pulled out by the referee Mike Griffin before the end of the seventh round.