Fast forward and Ruiz has just become the first ever Mexican world heavyweight champion in boxing history after his scintillating victory over Anthony Joshua. Ruiz Jr. started slow as Joshua pelted him with jabs, but came alive in the third round, sending the champ to the canvas after being knocked down himself. This is what I have been dreaming about.
Not as shocking as Mike Tyson losing to 42-1 shot Buster Douglas in Tokyo but remarkable in that it was inflicted by so unheralded a challenger.
On Friday evening, Wilder made sure to continue to cast a shadow over Joshua's USA debut by amending his announcement from earlier in the week by mentioning that his Ortiz rematch will be followed by a second fight with Tyson Fury.
Fellow heavyweight contender and WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who's been chasing a fight with the former unified champion for the last couple of the years, was one of the first to throw shade over Joshua and his performance, telling his social media followers Joshua's career "consisted of lies". "Fighter by heart, boxer by trade".
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1 record, was a replacement opponent who was called in on five weeks' notice came off the floor in the third round to drop Joshua twice before the end of the frame, according to The Guardian.
At his fourth time of rising Joshua turned his back on his tormentor and stumbled to his corner. So he took the fight fresh from a strong performance in a fifth-round knockout of Alexander Dimitrenko on April 20 and kept the momentum going. He was scheduled to fight undefeated New Yorker Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, but Miller was bounced from the fight about a month ago after failing four Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-administered random drug tests for three different banned substances - GW1516, humane growth hormone and EPO - and being denied a boxing license by the New York State Athletic Commission. Ruiz (33-1, 21 KO's) seized the opportunity and made boxing history to win the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO championships. After we got this fight, we didn't want me to lose too much weight. "Talking about the Mexican style?" I just wanted to listen to the game plan.
The true shock might have been that the Garden was packed on a Saturday night for a fight few expected to be competitive.
"I still can't believe it".
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When ring announcer Michael Buffer announced the name of the judges "should this fight go the distance", fans laughed at the ridiculous possibility as Ruiz was an ultimate underdog.
Joshua's outspoken promoter also senses that the wildly popular superstar is somewhat relieved now that he has lost. Joshua knocked down Ruiz early in the round and the promise of an early finish seemed horizon.
"We have our back and Forth's but @anthonyjoshua changed his stars through life. heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again". He was in total control of the fight but he got sloppy and never recovered.
Joshua got up at the count of eight but it was late in the round and he was saved by the bell.
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