Anthony Joshua reacts after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

The sold-out crowd in New York which was largely in favor of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent when the champion was knocked out in the 7th round of last night’s bout by Andy Ruiz Jr..

Joshua, previously undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz was awarded a technichal knockout.

Reacting after the match, Joshua said, “big respect to Andy, big big respect. He’s a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down.”

He went on to say, “there’s no excuses. It’s my own fault. I got caught with a big shot. Congratulations to him. I would have preferred it to be Deontay Wilder, do you know what I mean? But it wasn’t. It was Andy Ruiz, and he deserves it, and the fame and fortune he’s about to receive.

“I don’t want anyone to kind of drown in their sorrows. This is boxing. It’s all the same. It just wasn’t my night. It was Andy Ruiz’s night. You know what? It’s good for the TV”.

Click to comment
Entertainment News

Babasuwe returns to Nigeria, visits Iyaadura to show appreciation for her N10m contribution

Iconic comedian Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe is back to Nigeria and visited Iyaadura Esther Abimbola Ajayi to show appreciation for her generosity of N10m donations towards treatment of his ailment at a hospital in Rhodes island near New York.

He was spotted at Sheraton hotel, where IyaAdura Esther Ajayi was having meetings with White Garment church leadership towards Celebrate The Comforter July 20th event.

Baba Suwe arrived in company of his Son Shola and younger brother, Adegboyega to express their gratitude.

The woman of grace also prayed for his healing to remain permanent.

To Top