Dominant Joshua reclaims heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua has reclaimed four heavyweight world titles by beating Andy Ruiz by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.

The British superstar, who was stunned by Ruiz in a KO loss earlier this year, controlled the fight throughout and prevailed 118-110, 118-110, 119-109.

In doing so, he reclaimed the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO title belts from his Mexican opponent, who suffered his second career loss (33-2, 22 KOs).

Ruiz's motivation for the championship rematch was questioned, after he fronted for the fight weighing 128kg; seven kilograms more than he did in the first bout.

Ultimately, his world title reign was a short-lived fairytale and Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) has reclaimed his place alongside WBC superstar Deontay Wilder as a heavyweight champ.

Joshua may finally face Wilder (42-0, 41 KOs) in an attempt to unify the belts. A blockbuster fight against Tyson Fury is also on the cards and perhaps a Ruiz trilogy bout.

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