ANTHONY JOSHUA produced a boxing masterclass to regain his position as heavyweight king in front of the Saudi Sheikh’s.
The 6ft 6in London ace snatched back the unified belts from his conquer Andy Ruiz Jr in the brand new Diriyah Arena with a unanimous verdict on the cards.
Joshua, having learned from the mistakes that haunted him in New York last June, boxed expertly at range ramming his jab into Ruiz’s face.
AJ landed a string of heavy right hands throughout, but at close quarters was reminded of his rival’s devastating power which caused him to hold on.
By the 12-round mark a frustrated Ruiz pleaded with Joshua to throw caution to the wind – but the Brit was too cleaver and disciplined as he rode out the final three minutes.
After the unanimous decision was announced, confetti reigned down and emotional celebrations with Joshua’s team, family and promoter followed.