Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KO) shocked the boxing world last night (Sat. June 1, 2019) live on DAZN from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, when he upset WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO) via seventh-round TKO (highlights shown above courtesy of DAZN).
Joshua, who is widely regarded as one of the top three best heavyweights in the world today, came into the title fight as a -2500 betting favorite, making this victory for Ruiz Jr. a throwback to Buster Douglas’ knockout of Mike Tyson nearly 30 years ago.
Ruiz Jr. didn’t cruise to this victory, though, as the gutsy challenger stomached a massive knockdown in the third round from a powerful left hook of Joshua. Ruiz got back to his feet and ended up shocking the boxing universe and knocking down the champion twice in the same frame (highlights shown below courtesy of DAZN).