Dec 07 2019
Saturday

Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
33-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 110-118
  • 109-119
  • 110-118
UD 12
22-1-0

Belts on The Line

IBF World Heavyweight Championship
WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKORTDUDKOMD
Form
TKOTKOUDTKOTKO
33
Wins
22
22
By KO
21
67
KO%
95
1
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
3
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
3
-
IBF
5

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua report

Who won Joshua vs Ruiz II?

Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Diriyah Arena in Diriyah.

The scorecards were announced as 110-118, 109-119, 110-118 in favor of winner Anthony Joshua.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Filip Hrgovic was victorious over Eric Molina, Dillian Whyte beat Mariusz Wach, Mahammadrasul Majidov defeated Tom Little and Alexander Povetkin was victorious over Michael Hunter.

Joshua vs Ruiz II stats

Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anthony Joshua made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Joshua had a large advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 67%.

Andy Ruiz Jr was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Anthony Joshua fought out of an orthodox stance.

Ruiz Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Joshua, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 51 more professional rounds, 175 to Joshua's 124.

Anthony Joshua was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Ruiz II form

Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.

Going into that contest, he had beat Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.

Before that, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland, New Zealand.

He had defeated Franklin Lawrence on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States.

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Hehad beat Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.

Going to this contest, Andy Ruiz Jr had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 7 days ago, while Anthony Joshua's last outing had been 9 months and 15 days ago.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Ruiz II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:45 PM UTC at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, which was 3:45 PM EST or 12:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:45 PM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Ruiz II?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 5:00 PM (BTS).

What were the odds on Joshua vs Ruiz II?

Andy Ruiz Jr was a 47/25 (+188) underdog going into the contest, while Anthony Joshua made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-227) with oddsmakers.

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