Here's a recap to some of the events boxing fans have witnessed thus far
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June 1,2019 at the mecca of boxing, the world anticipated something completely different from the outcome of the main event of Joshua vs Ruiz for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Ruiz’s knockout of the heavyweight champion Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs), making his U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden, was predicted by few. Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs), a 14-1 underdog coming into the night according to the FanDuel sportsbook, scored four knockdowns of the British star, including his TKO victory in the seventh.
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Ruiz, a native of Southern California, is the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title. Ruiz came into the fight the notable underdog, but believed enough in himself to prove to the world that he is a champion at heart.
In what was widely expected to be an easy win for Joshua, the sellout crowd of 20,201 at the Garden ended up with an action-packed battle. Both fighters were knocked down in a dramatic third round, with Ruiz going first and then Joshua falling on an overhand right.