Andy Ruiz Jr. stopped British title-holder Anthony Joshua in the seventh round of their fight in New York on Saturday to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.
Joshua, previously undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout.
Ruiz, a late stand-in following Jarrell Miller’s failed drugs tests, has proved refreshing and eye-catching in fight week.
But the 29-year-old was not expected to be a Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, and nor was he former world champion Tyson Fury.
However Ruiz, born in the US to Mexican parents, seemed to care little for his underdog status.
He walked around media events at ease all week, stressing he would become Mexico’s first world heavyweight champion.
At 6ft 2in, he is four inches shorter than Joshua and he has taken to studying Mike Tyson, a man who destroyed countless taller opponents and is one of Joshua’s heroes.
He had vowed to bring the renowned ‘Mexican style’, where fighters pressure opponents and often take shots in order to land work of their own.
Ruiz’s win makes him to stand out.
Alongside the likes of James ‘Buster’ Douglas — who conquered Tyson — and Hasim Rahman — who humbled Lewis, he is now a fighter who has sent a shockwave through boxing.
Nigeria records 226 new cases of COVID-19… 131 in Lagos and 25 in Ogun
“I can’t breathe” Horrific video shows moment African American man is killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck to restrain him
265 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria
BREAKING: Abia Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is dead
Unilever Nigeria Plc Management Trainee Programme
Nigerian lady recounts how she had her twins through rape when she’s just 15 ; her twins turned out great
50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Lebanon
Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike slumps and dies in Enugu
I had dirts on Jude Okoye, but I didn’t fight him because I didn’t think it was necessary – Cynthia Morgan
Market Development Officer (MDO) at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – FGN/IFAD-VCDP Project
Customer Service Representative at DEDA Hospital
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Job Recruitment (8 Positions)
Medical Activity Manager at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – France
Surgeon at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Spain (2 Openings)
FIN/HR Assistant – (Mobile) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Nurse (Mobile) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Pharmacy Storekeeper – (Mobile) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Nursing Team Supervisor – (Mobile) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Project Coordinator Support at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – France
Metro4 years ago
Cheating wife stuck to man in an hotel
News3 months ago
Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
latest news3 years ago
N-Power releases names of pre-selected 2017 N-TEACH [FULL LIST]
Entertainment4 years ago
Funke Akindele replies to Buhari’s comment
News2 months ago
Outrage as professor of medicine is accused of “colluding” with late Coronavirus patient to hide his travel history from doctors, nurses and burial attendants in Kwara
Metro4 years ago
World’s oldest man,aged 145, discovered in Indonesia
music3 years ago
UNCLE G epic musical video shoot
latest news11 months ago
IMF’s Christine Lagarde resigns as Managing Director