Ruiz Jr vs Joshua 2: Round-by-round updates from world heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia. Scroll down for videos.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND 12
Massive right hook from ‘AJ’ but ‘The Destroyer’ takes it well, he’s got some chin.
Joshua knows he has this in the bag, he circles expertly and there’s a smile on his face, he’s surely regained his heavyweight world titles!
What a performance from Joshua, there can surely be no doubt he’s taken this…
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND 11
The height advantage is with Joshua and he’s using it brilliantly, jabbing and moving, Ruiz Jr looks bewildered now.
Jab, jab, jab, there’s a spring in the challenger’s step, he’s just snapping the Mexican’s head back at ease. ‘AJ’ is three minutes from victory!
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND 10
The pair take a breather and shoot off their jabs, Ruiz Jr poised to explode into action at ant point.
Joshua is winning the jab-battle though, it’s disciplined stuff, and that could be a crucial round his way, he’s closing on a points win.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND NINE
The champion’s corner screaming at Ruiz Jr to go for this and he responds, hammering in clubbing hooks.
‘AJ’ lands a massive left but the Mexican instantly fires back with a right hook of his own, the Brit might have been hurt there…
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND EIGHT
Ruiz Jr sends in some stinging body shots and he follows with a right hand on the top of the head.
A huge one-two from the Mexican but ‘AJ’ takes them and gets behind the jab. Heavy combos next from the champ late on, he wins that round big, but Joshua surely well ahead on the scorecards!
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND SEVEN
The champion is still stalking his challenger but those jabs are keeping him at bay, they’re softening Ruiz Jr up.
Although a great right hand lands from Joshua, it’s dangerous when he goes for it, that’s when the Mexican is unloading – ‘AJ’ happy to tie up.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND SIX
Joshua jumps in with an attack but Ruiz Jr does catch him with a left hook clean, that’s a warning sign.
The jab shoots out again for Joshua who, moving side-to-side, lands a thudding short left up close – possibly the shot of the fight so far.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND FIVE
It’s a tactical battle in there, both heavies working the jab, Joshua’s range seeing his land more frequently.
A cracking straight right then plants on the champion’s face as a stiff left-jab follows, a good round for ‘AJ’.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND FOUR
‘AJ’ misses a loaded-up right hand early as Ruiz Jr continues to creep forward.
The champion is sending stiff jabs to the body as Joshua replies upstairs. Both land rights up top before Ruiz Jr lands a crunch left hook on the bell, did that hurt ‘AJ’…
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND THREE
The Mexican can’t quite get in range yet to land much but he is menacingly staying on the front-foot.
Joshua a picture of concentration and he’s cleverly moving and working the jab, brilliantly firing in a left-right salvo late.
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND TWO
Solid snapping jabs from the reigning champion but he eats another straight right and that cut opens up.
Joshua circling nicely around the ring and jumps in with a heavy left, Ruiz Jr felt that. Lovely fluid jabs from the Brit but ‘AJ’ is now cut as well over the left eye!
RUIZ JR vs JOSHUA – ROUND ONE
It’s straight behind the jab for ‘AJ’ who looks light on his feet and switched on, the champion is tucked up and taking his time.
A good straight shot from Joshua, then a monster right, the Mexican is badly cut on the left eye!
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