Joshua vs Ruiz Jr

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  • Joshua vs Ruiz Jr
  • 22-0-0 32-1-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 1st June 2019
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Heavyweight
  • Tape
  • 29 age 29
  • 6' 6" / 198cm height 6' 2" / 188cm
  • 81.9" / 208cm reach 74" / 188cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO UD TKO TKO TKO < form RTD UD KO MD UD <
  • 22 wins 32
  • 21 by ko 21
  • 95% Ko% 66%
  • 0 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2009
  • tape rankings @ Heavyweight
  • WBA 5
  • WBC
  • WBO 11
  • IBF 15

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr Info

Andy Ruiz Jr beat Anthony Joshua by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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 WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Andy Ruiz Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 32 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 66%.

Anthony Joshua was the same age as Andy Ruiz Jr, 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 Anthony Joshua & Andy Ruiz Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 6 months later than Ruiz Jr, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 60 less professional rounds, 103 to Ruiz Jr's 163.

Andy Ruiz Jr was ranked number 5 by the WBA, 11 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr form

Joshua had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had won against Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

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

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 1 year 10 months and 20 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing had been 1 year 3 months and 22 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Ruiz Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Ruiz Jr?

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Box Office HD.

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