Joshua, Nigerian-born Briton reclaims boxing titles

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Joshua overcame Ruiz in unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia to reclaim his heavyweight titles he lost in June (image courtesy: NICK POTTS/PA WIRE)
Joshua overcame Ruiz in unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia to reclaim his heavyweight titles he lost in June (image courtesy: NICK POTTS/PA WIRE)

Six months after a stunning knockout loss, Nigerian-Born British boxer Anthony Joshua is back at the top again.

Anthony used his size and feet to dictate the fight and defeat Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. This has put both his career and status as a global boxing superstar back on track.

Anthony (23-1, 21 KOs) came in 11 pounds lighter than his upset loss in June and out boxed Ruiz Jr. He regained his titles, via a unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109), the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles.

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The 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Great Britain can now eye Deontay Wilder.

Wilder holds the only belt Joshua, looking to become a two-time champion, has never owned – the WBC strap.

He claimed the 41st KO win of his career in 43 fights in his rematch with Luis Ortiz last month. Boxing fans are desperate to see him fight with Joshua.

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