Jun 01 2019
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
22-0-0
TKO 7
TKO 7
32-1-0

Belts on The Line

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

The tape

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

Tape record

TKOUDTKOTKOTKO
Form
RTDUDKOMDUD
22
Wins
32
21
By KO
21
95
KO%
66
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
5
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
11
-
IBF
15

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr report

Who won Joshua vs Ruiz Jr?

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 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 WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Josh Kelly was victorious over Ray Robinson, Callum Smith beat Hassan N’Dam for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight belt, Joshua Buatsi defeated Marco Antonio Periban and Chris Algieri was victorious over Tommy Coyle.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 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 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 66%.

Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 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, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 124 to Ruiz Jr's 175.

Andy Ruiz Jr was ranked number 5 by the WBA, 11 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr form

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 been beaten by 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 beat 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.

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.

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 lost to Anthony Joshua 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

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

Hehad won against Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Andy Ruiz Jr's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 20 days ago.

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.

Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 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.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Ruiz Jr?

Anthony Joshua was a 3/10 (-333) favourite going into the contest, while Andy Ruiz Jr made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.

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