Anthony Joshua recorded a resounding massive victory on Saturday night, December 7, as he majestically reclaimed his heavyweight belts in a brutal action-packed 12th round defeat of Andy Ruiz in Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia.
Earlier written off by teeming legion of his critics after suffering first career defeat to Ruiz in June, the Nigerian-born boxing star put in breath and blood from intense six-month hard training to enthrone himself as king of heavyweight division again.
Joshua, who weighed in t 237lbs, 10.8lbs lighter than his first fight, showed beastly aggression and hunger for glory as he beat the Mexican former heavyweight star on unanimous point decision to take back his WBO, IBF and WBA belts.
In the course of the fight dubbed "clash of dunes", the 30-year-old cut Ruiz's left eye, leaving the chubby Mexican star writhing in pang before giving him a wild chase off the ring in the 15,000-capacity stadium.
The rematch ended in victory, the world rose and bowed down to him as he toed the path of the great fighters (Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis) who bounced back after suffering defeats.
Joshua will now rake in a staggering $85 million from the fight while Ruiz will scoop in $13m.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng highlights the best of reactions as boxing fans across the world congratulate Joshua on his victory.
And of course, federal government of Nigeria congratulates Joshua with a lovely press release.
Another fan wrote: "We should calm down please. I don't see Anthony Joshua beating Wilder or Fury yet. He's going to have to put in tripple of what he did tonight to beat either of them."
And we cannot afford to miss this beautiful post fight conference.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ruiz showed some humility courtesy ahead of his rematch with Joshua after he was seen greeting his opponent's mum during Thursday, December 5 gala dinner.
California-Mexican born star exhibited some courageous show of respect after he was seen shaking Joshua's mum at the pre-fight dinner on Thursday evening.
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