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Anthony Joshua Wins, Reclaims Titles From Andy Ruiz

Anthony Joshua of Britain avenged his shock stoppage by Andy Ruiz Jr in June in New York to reclaim his titles in Saudi Arabia and become a two-time world heavyweight champion of the world.

In a unanimous decision, Joshua emerged the world heavy weight boxing champion from the rematch held in Saudi Arabia.

The excited Champion said moments after the bout: “I have got a long way to go. It’s not about me it’s about Britain. I used to train when I was on tag. We have taken boxing to the world and I’m always here to support grassroots boxing. I don’t want to talk too much because I have done that a lot in the past, and a big mouth is not what people respect.

“Whatever I can do, I will. If that is fighting the other top fighters in the division, then so be it. Go to the BBC Radio 5 Live Twitter and leave your comment on who I should fight next because I’m up for anything.”

“This is a purpose-built stadium for a purposeful night. Shout out to the travelling fans. I’m just appreciative of the journey and for the fans that witnessed history. It’s about everyone involved and I’m just humbled. I know certain people had doubts but I didn’t.

“Don’t ever doubt yourself. Life is a roller coaster. If you want to win at life every time, do not step in the ring. If you step in here, you are going to win and lose and that is life. As long as you are satisfied with yourself, no one can tell you anything.”

“I said I didn’t want to get too carried away but it is emotional. This is about the public, and about British boxing. They won tonight and we created history by opening the floodgates.

“To Andy Ruiz and his family and team, love and respect and I want to see him in the ring again because he is very talented. l can box but I like to fight. I’m a warrior at heart, and sometimes when you’re used to knocking a man out, it can happen to you.

“I’m a man that has made mistakes and when I was on losing path in life, I matured and bounced back. After I took my loss I had to mature as a fighter. Life is in boxing and that is why I love it because they go hand in hand. ”

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “It’s the individual; anyone around him knows he’s the nicest bloke you could meet. Madison Square Garden was a humiliation, he went down four times – people wrote him off, said he had no heart, he quit. He went back, brushed himself down and went back to work to prove you all wrong, it was an absolute master class, a shutout, a way of boxing people didn’t believe he could do.

“He taught himself to box like that, the discipline was incredible. All the things no one thought he possessed – that’s because he’s getting better. What heavyweight has resume like him? Give him respect, he has changed the face of boxing. A great individual with a big heart.

“They wrote him off. I have represented Anthony since he turned pro. He is a very close friend of mine. The strength he has shown is unbelievable. When was the last time we had a role model like this? We should be so proud. An absolute role model for our country.”

Anthony Joshua: “I said I didn’t want to get too carried away but it is emotional. This is about the public, and about British boxing. They won tonight and we created history by opening the floodgates.

“To Andy Ruiz and his family and team, love and respect and I want to see him in the ring again because he is very talented. l can box but I like to fight. I’m a warrior at heart, and sometimes when you’re used to knocking a man out, it can happen to you.

“I’m a man that has made mistakes and when I was on losing path in life, I matured and bounced back. After I took my loss I had to mature as a fighter. Life is in boxing and that is why I love it because they go hand in hand. “BBC

 

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