Boxer Anthony Joshua has regained his World Heavyweight Championship titles after a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia after losing the belts in a shock defeat in September.
Scores were 119-109 and 118-110 twice for Joshua, who boxed smartly for 12 rounds in the Middle East after suffering a humbling knockout loss six months ago in midtown New York.
Joshua’s approach was also different, patiently boxing from the outside as a clear sign of respect to the power Ruiz possesses.
The tactical opening round produced drama in the final moments, as a sharp right hand by Joshua produced a cut outside the left eye of Ruiz.
Meanwhile, Joshua improves to 8-1 in title fights and 23-1 (21KOs) overall.