It was a bad outing for Anthony Joshua on Saturday night in New York as Andy Ruiz Jr defeated him to win the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.
AJ as fondly called was dropped four times of seven round. History was made as that put end to his unbeaten streak.
Speaking after winning, Ruiz said: “I just wanna thank God for giving me this victory. I just feel so good”.
“This is what I’ve been dreaming about, I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true. I just had to knock him down back. I’m a Mexican warrior, talking about the Mexican style, I just proved it.”
“Of course [I want the rematch] but right now I wanna celebrate. I just made history for Mexico”, he declared
In his reaction to the defeat, Anthony Joshua was quoted saying: “Sorry I let my fans down, sorry I let my supporters down.”
“Boxing’s a tough sport, I train hard, I stay dedicated, I just got beat by a good fighter tonight. Good luck to him, but I’ve gotta bounce back. Yeah, yeah, yeah, [I want the rematch]. We’ll bounce back.”