1 record, was a replacement opponent who was called in on five weeks' notice came off the floor in the third round to drop Joshua twice before the end of the frame, according to The Guardian.
It is unclear why Robert was frustrated, but Hearn has come in for criticism from some quarters over his handling of Joshua's career and an inability to book a fight with the heavyweight's two big boys - Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary (from Joshua), I think Ruiz pressed the attack and kept making AJ answer questions that eventually he didn't have the answer for. if anybody thinks just because a rematch is signed it's an automatic victory for AJ they need to think again'.
When Frank Sinatra sang "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere" in reference to NY, it became an instant slogan for the city. First ever Mexican Heavyweight Champion! I just want to thank my team and my family.
Joshua wasn't even supposed to face Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs), 29, of Imperial, California. It's how strong I come back. Generally, the fighter with the fleshier physique, the shabbier trunks, the smaller entourage, is the one who is going to lose.
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Congrats to Andy Ruiz. "This fight is for all my underdogs who are always counted out, all my fat boys who are never given a chance overlooked simply for their weight #snickers #joshuaruiz". "The speed got him", said Ruiz.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua's longtime promoter, confirmed the contracted option for an immediate rematch with Ruiz and said it will take place in the United Kingdom in November or December, adding that it should take precedent over any mandatory title defences and "probably" be for all three belts that were on the line on Saturday night.
As Griffin waved the fight off, Joshua protested for mere seconds, and then smiled and walked back to his corner, having received more than he bargained for.
Joshua needed medical attention after the bout and did not attend the post fight news conference. (But) this was a knockout loss, it is a hard one. More life to the heavyweight division. I just made history, baby, for Mexico! There's no excuses. I'd love to be able to stand here now and tell you [Joshua had] a bad camp or had these injuries, but it's not true.