Defending champion Andy Ruiz Jr., right, during his fight against Britain’s Anthony Joshua in their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his world heavyweight titles by producing a disciplined and smart display to beat Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in their rematch in the first title fight to be staged in the Middle East.
Joshua won a unanimous verdict, with two judges giving the fight to the Briton 119-110 and the other 119-109. Ruiz knocked down Joshua four times on the way to a seventh-round upset win in New York in June but there was none of the drama in the rematch as Joshua controlled the fight with his movement and better timing of his punches.
Joshua won back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts,
Source: Associated Press.