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Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz Jr. in Clash on the Dunes, Saudi Arabia

08 Dec 2019
Anthony Joshua wins the Clash on the Dunes with a points decision over Andy Ruiz Jr. in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Matchroom Boxing)
Anthony Joshua wins the Clash on the Dunes with a points decision over Andy Ruiz Jr. in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Matchroom Boxing)
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua at the weigh in on Friday in Riyadh. (AN Photo/Ziyad Alarfaj)
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua at the weigh in on Friday in Riyadh. (AN Photo/Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 09 Dec 2019
08 Dec 2019
  • Full coverage of huge night of boxing – including undercard
  • World heavyweight championship being held in Diriyah, Riyadh

Arab News, Riyadh

On a rainy night in Diriyah, Anthony Joshua regained his world heavyweight titles after a unanimous points decision from the judges over Andy Ruiz Jr. An epic night of boxing in Saudi Arabia comes to an end.

Joshua told the media earlier this week ahead of their world heavyweight championship fight that he had been treating the task of winning back the belts he lost to Ruiz in June as a “marathon not a sprint,” and his dramatic weight loss would point to the British boxer hoping to tire out his Mexican opponent if the fight reaches the later rounds.

Ruiz, however, had been claiming in the build-up to the fight that he had lost weight since his victory in New York, while questioning whether Joshua’s gain of muscle mass would allow him to take punches to the body.

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