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Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018

Anthony Joshua will fight in the United States for the first time on June 1 when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in New York.

The heavyweight will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts at Madison Square Garden against California-born Ruiz.

The champion has won 21 of his 22 bouts by knockout, while the only defeat of Ruiz's 33-fight career came on points against Joseph Parker.

Ruiz is hoping to make history by becoming the first heavyweight of Mexican descent to win a world title, but he goes into the fight as a major underdog.

Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
Anthony Joshua vows to stick with under-fire trainer Rob McCracken
Lennox Lewis was among those to suggest Joshua should look for a new trainer.
Jun 5, 07:22
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
Anthony Joshua invokes Andy Ruiz Jr rematch clause for later this year
The Briton suffered a shock first defeat of his career in New York on Saturday.
Jun 4, 18:26
Rob McCracken pictured in September 2017
Frazer Clarke defends Anthony Joshua corner man following shock defeat
Rob McCracken was criticised for his role in Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Jun 4, 18:21
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
In Focus: The current state of the heavyweight division
Anthony Joshua suffered a surprise defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.
Jun 3, 15:32
Andy Ruiz Jr celebrates taking Anthony Joshua's belts on June 1, 2019
Promoter Eddie Hearn plans to lure Andy Ruiz Jr to UK for Anthony Joshua rematch
The new IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion caused one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history on Saturday night.
Jun 3, 04:30
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
Why Anthony Joshua's defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr feels more than 'a minor setback'
Anthony Joshua says that his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr is only 'a minor setback', but losing in such fashion could have long-term ramifications for the former champion.
Jun 2, 17:00
Andy Ruiz Jr celebrates taking Anthony Joshua's belts on June 1, 2019
Ruiz Jr happy to 'prove the doubters wrong'
Mexico's first world champion had been written off in the build-up.
Jun 2, 09:23
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
Joshua pledges to 'beat up' Ruiz in rematch
The British heavyweight lost his world titles in a stunning upset in New York.
Jun 2, 08:59
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
In pictures: Anthony Joshua upset by Andy Ruiz Jr in New York
The 29-year-old was stopped in the seventh round.
Jun 2, 08:38
Andy Ruiz Jr celebrates taking Anthony Joshua's belts on June 1, 2019
5 of the biggest shocks in heavyweight boxing
Mike Tyson was stunned by Buster Douglas in 1990.
Jun 2, 07:33
Anthony Joshua on the floor on June 1, 2019
Result: Anthony Joshua loses world heavyweight titles in shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr
It is being deemed one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing.
Jun 2, 04:35
Anthony Joshua pictured during a press conference on February 25, 2019
Preview: Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr, plus undercard
Sports Mole previews the unified world heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
May 31, 11:00
Anthony Joshua eases to victory over Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018.
Deontay Wilder on Anthony Joshua's mind ahead of American debut
Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.
May 31, 08:47
Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018
Five previous Anthony Joshua opponents who compare to Andy Ruiz Jr
Andy Ruiz Jr is regarded as a unique heavyweight at a higher level, but there are comparisons to be made with some of Anthony Joshua's previous opponents.
May 30, 19:00
Anthony Joshua hanging out on May 1, 2019
Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr: Tale of the tape
There is a considerable size difference between world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Andy Ruiz Jr, but how do the pair measure up against each other?
May 30, 17:00
Anthony Joshua has a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Anthony Joshua to use Madison Square Garden history as "inspiration"
Briton will watch some of the venue's greatest fighting at the venue before he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr.
May 30, 15:59
Andy Ruiz Jr pictured during a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Who is Andy Ruiz Jr?
Andy Ruiz Jr is the man tasked with trying to dethrone unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua this weekend, but what does the Mexican-American have to offer?
May 30, 15:00
Andy Ruiz Jr pictured during a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr identifies weaknesses of "robot" Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz Jr says that he believes he can defeat "robot" Anthony Joshua this weekend.
May 29, 15:30
Andy Ruiz Jr pictured during a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr: "I'm trying to be like Canelo"
The 29-year-old is motivated by the success of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez.
May 29, 14:07
Andy Ruiz Jr pictured during a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Eddie Hearn: "Andy Ruiz Jr has a big set of nuts"
Eddie Hearn says that Andy Ruiz Jr was selected as Anthony Joshua's stand-in opponent because he "has a big set of nuts".
May 29, 11:35
Anthony Joshua has a public workout in New York on May 28, 2019
Anthony Joshua makes US debut: Five best fights to date
The Brit has won all 22 of his professional fights.
May 29, 06:59
Andy Ruiz Jr pictured on May 28, 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr "willing to die in ring" against Anthony Joshua
The Mexican feels he has learned from the only loss on his 33-fight record when he was beaten on points by Joseph Parker.
May 28, 16:17
Anthony Joshua pictured during a press conference on February 25, 2019
Anthony Joshua: 'US debut will be a step up for me'
The British star had been training in Florida to prepare for Saturday's clash with Andy Ruiz Jr.
May 28, 07:30
Jarrell Miller pictured in February 2019
Jarrell Miller admits he "messed up" after failing drugs tests
Efforts are under way to find a new opponent for Anthony Joshua
Apr 20, 08:18
Jarrell Miller pictured in February 2019
Jarrell Miller denies doping after failed drugs test
Miller was due to fight Anthony Joshua on June 1 in New York.
Apr 18, 08:43
Anthony Joshua pictured during a press conference on February 25, 2019
'Adverse' doping test throws Joshua-Miller fight in doubt
Undefeated challenger Miller is set to face WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
Apr 17, 07:46
Anthony Joshua pictured during a press conference on February 25, 2019
Joshua laughs off Miller's claims
Briton insists he is dedicated to his sport and physique proves it.
Feb 25, 22:54
Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018
Joshua dismisses Miller threat as opponent sparks bad-tempered press conference
The WBA and IBF champion will defend his belts at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
Feb 19, 20:27
Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018
Anthony Joshua to defend world titles against Jarrell Miller in New York
The Briton will put his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
Feb 13, 15:24

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