British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his Belts after beating Ruiz Jr. in a return match after he lost to Ruiz Jr. months ago. Joshua wins by unanimous decision! The judges had it 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109.
It was a tough tactical match with Joshua being more tactical and used his height to his advantage. He left Ruiz Jr. frustrated in most of the rounds.
Anthony Joshua looked very happy after the win. Ruiz tried to take his chances in the 12th round, he charged like a bull, but Joshua kept bouncing like Mohammad Ali would say, like a bee.
The disciplined performance from Joshua, who kept his opponent at distance and was barely troubled by Ruiz paid off. He shed 11lbs for the fight, looking for agility and speed over power. And it was that lightness on his feet that won the day.
Most Nigerian couldn’t watch the match because most cable stations in the country didn’t show the match. But Nigerians were all praying for Anthony Joshua to win.