It’s still all just setting in, but it’s true, it’s real, it really happened: Andy Ruiz Jr dropped Anthony Joshua four times en route to a seventh round stoppage, winning the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles tonight at Madison Square Garden, live on DAZN.
Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO) was given no chance by anyone, even those of us who harped on and on about him being a better fighter than his physique makes him look. But tonight in New York, he became the first Mexican heavyweight titleholder ever, scoring what was probably the biggest heavyweight upset since Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in 1990.
If you missed the fight, here are some highlights:
To call this just an “upset” is doing it a disservice. This is a massive, game-changing result, not just huge for Andy Ruiz Jr, but for Joshua’s career and for the state of the heavyweight division and boxing as a whole.
We’ll have much, much more through the night and tomorrow, so stick with us!