Anthony Joshua was dominant from the beginning of the match as he gave his opponent a bloody cut in the first round.
Recalled the British-Nigerian boxer who suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in June in New York City?
Joshua has now taken back the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles which he lost to Ruiz on June 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Speaking on his victory, Joshua said:
“I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.”
“First of all, thanks to God. The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice,” he said.
“I knew I could win this. This is about boxing, I’m used to knocking guys out.
“I gave the man his credit, I said I would correct myself, I respect Andy, But I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.
“It’s the sweet science, it’s about hitting and not getting hit.
“No change in mentalist, stay hungry and stay humble. I’m going to remain humble in victory. Thanks to Ruiz and his family, thanks to Saudi, the fans and thanks to God and Eddie Hearn.”
The bout which lasted until 12 rounds was scored 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 by the judges.
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