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Joshua manages to have a rematch against Ruiz

The supposed Boxing extravaganza of the year has become a bore and had a new heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua never in any danger of the winner. The Briton sat down on Saturday evening in Dirijah in front of the gates of the Saudi capital Riyadh after twelve rounds by unanimous decision against the American, Andy Ruiz jr. by. 189 days after the first duel in Madison Square Garden in New York, Joshua returned the favor and regained the champion's belt of the associations WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO.

"I wanted to look for no excuses. I've knocked out people, but I wanted to show that I can also Boxing clever," said Joshua: "I'm hungry, and stay humble. I would like to thank Andy Ruiz and his family."

Joshua's Promoter Eddie Hearn had the greatest Ring in the Arena and his protege, took advantage of the space. The 30-Year-old held Ruiz by his greater reach distance and hit his opponent in the first round with a tremendous Right to the head. A fierce Cut over Ruiz's left eye, the consequence was.

During the first three rounds, Joshua went, was Ruiz from the fourth round more aggressive and often came in the Infight. In front of the eyes of Show-Stars such as singer Usher, the duel was in the sold out Arena is now somewhat more balanced, with the a portly Ruiz had difficulties to meet Joshua. The eighth round of the Californians was good, but because he needed a long time ago to the K. o. of the was impossible.

championship fight was because of the situation of human rights controversial

For the duel had built the Saudi organizers within a few weeks of an Arena made of steel with 15 000 seats. The championship bout was because of the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia a matter of international dispute. After all, women were sitting on Saturday night in the Arena side by side with men in the stands, sometimes without a head scarf. Two years ago, women of sports goods of elapsed events have been excluded.

critics referenced in the run-up to the fight, especially on the murder of the government-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in front of more than a year in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The exact background of the act and also the men behind are still unclear. With crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the most powerful man in the country is a suspect in the murder.

International sporting events are part of a programme with the Saudi government wants to liberalize the country socially. The Kingdom would like to make also for advertising as a destination for international tourists. 22. December will be played in Riyadh, the Supercup, the Italian football League. (dpa)

Created: 07.12.2019, 23:13 PM

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