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Ruiz stuns Joshua for heavyweight title at MSG

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0:35                                            Joshua went head to head with Andy Ruiz Jr at their final press conference

Every boxing fans in the United Kingdom who didn't fancy staying up to watch Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden will be waking up with quite the shock.

Ruiz Jr has knocked Joshua down three times throughout the fight; twice in the third round and then once again in the seventh.

Joshua went down again in a flurry of Ruiz punches with almost two minutes left in the seventh and while the British fighter got off his knees just in time to beat the count his legs looked like jelly as he made his way to a neutral corner.

Ruiz took the fight... This throws a huge wrench into Joshua's plans to face the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in the future.

"I didn't think it could happen but Anthony Joshua got sloppy".

"I still can't believe it".

Joshua tipped the scales at 17 stones and nine pounds, while Ruiz was a heavy 19st 2lb.

"We did an upset, just exactly what I have been saying from all the people that doubted me, I just proved them wrong", Ruiz said.

"Great fighters come back and improve", said Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn. "It goes down as one of the big upsets in heavyweight history". "I'm still young, 29, I've never been hurt and I've never been in a big war", he said. I'm still after a fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. Time was 1:27. Andy Ruiz is the new heavyweight champion!

Four knockdowns later, he was an ex-champion and another in a long line of failed British heavyweights, a line only temporarily interrupted by the reign of Lennox Lewis.

Joshua's decision to even fight in NY seemed like a victory in itself.

The 2012 London Olympics boxing gold medalist and unified boxing champion further stated that both Wilder and Fury are grandstanding, aiming a jab at his fellow Briton and challenger Tyson "Gypsy king" Fury, for calling himself king, and declared the need to put aside egos to make the dream bouts possible for fans. "His whole career was consistent of lies, contradiction and gifts ... now we know who was running from who!"

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