The sold-out audience in New York which was mostly in favor of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent once the champion was knocked out in the 7th round of last night’s bout by Andy Ruiz Jr.. .
Joshua, formerly undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz has been given a technichal knockout.
Reacting after the game, Joshua said, “big respect to Andy, large big esteem. He’s a good fighter. Thank you, America. Thank you, everybody, for coming out. I let my friends down, sorry I let down my supporters.”
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He went on to state,”there is no explanations. It’s my fault. I got caught with a large shot. Congratulations to him. Nevertheless, it was not. He deserves it, and it was Andy Ruiz, along with the fame and fortune he is about to get.
“I don’t need anyone to kind of drown in their sorrows. This is boxing. It is the same. It just wasn’t my night. It was Andy Ruiz’s night. It is great for TV”