Joshua vs Ruiz II

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  • Ruiz Jr vs Joshua
  • 33-1-0 22-1-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 110-118, 109-119, 110-118
  • Saturday 7th December 2019
  • Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Heavyweight
  • Tape
  • 30 age 30
  • 6' 2" / 188cm height 6' 6" / 198cm
  • 74" / 188cm reach 81.9" / 208cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO RTD UD KO MD < form TKO TKO UD TKO TKO <
  • 33 wins 22
  • 22 by ko 21
  • 67% Ko% 95%
  • 1 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2013
  • tape rankings @ Heavyweight
  • WBA 3
  • WBC
  • WBO 3
  • IBF 5

Joshua vs Ruiz II Info

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 took place over 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.

Joshua vs Ruiz II stats

Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 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 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 same age as Anthony Joshua, at 30 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 163 to Joshua's 103.

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

Joshua vs Ruiz II form

Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Anthony Joshua 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.

Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.

Before that, he had defeated Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.

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.

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he had beat Carlos Takam on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales.

He had won against Wladimir Klitschko on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

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 1 year 2 months and 10 days ago, while Anthony Joshua's last outing had been 1 year 2 months and 10 days ago.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 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?

Joshua vs Ruiz II was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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