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Joshua vs Ruiz: Pros react to Andy Ruiz Jr’s shocking upset of Anthony Joshua

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It was not supposed to happen, but it did, and it’s the biggest story in boxing this year.

Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

If you haven’t heard by now, Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world with a seventh round TKO of Anthony Joshua, dropping the heavily-favored, previously-unbeaten titleholder four times — twice in the third round, twice in the seventh, after having come off the canvas himself in round three.

Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO) is going to be the toast of boxing for a while, and he’s clearly gonna have a hell of a night in New York. We’re almost certainly headed for a rematch — probably 99% — but for right now, right this moment, Andy Ruiz Jr can lay claim to being the No. 1 heavyweight in the sport. (Listen, I realize not many of you will give him that ranking, but he can say it, and he has a case based on this win.)

Obviously boxing Twitter went bonk shit at the result, just like the rest of us have, and that’s why we’re here, so here are some highlight tweet reactions: