Boxing :Andy Ruiz Defeats Anthony Joshua
In one of the most stunning upsets in heavyweight boxing history, Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF titles to the man who took the fight at just five weeks’ notice, having replaced Jarrell Miller after his failed drugs tests.
Despite knocking Ruiz to the canvas 45 seconds into the third round, Joshua was floored twice before the bell rang as the Mexican-American mounted an incredible comeback.
Joshua was able to negotiate the fourth, fifth and sixth without any further scares, but come the seventh Ruiz went on the attack again, and after two knockdowns inside the first minute, Joshua failed to respond to referee Mike Griffin’s commands, giving him no option than to wave off the fight.
The defeat inflicts Joshua’s first professional loss and causes a major setback in his plans to face Deontay Wilder and Fury, but his fellow-Briton refused to rub salt in the round after watching Joshua’s defeat.