The rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua will hit our box office screens this weekend.
Much has been said over the outcome of the highly anticipated occasion, with many believing that Joshua will overcome his shocking defeat to become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world.
Equally, though, fans, pundits and current boxers, such as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, are favouring the Mexican to retain the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts.
The rematch comes after Ruiz shocked the boxing world by becoming the first fighter to defeat Joshua professionally and, more historically, becoming the first Mexican heavyweight champion in the entire history of the sport.
After being put down by Joshua in the early rounds, many had all-but written it off as another Joshua win. However, Ruiz got up and took the fight to the Brit, knocking him down a resounding four times.
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He had only ever been knocked down once before against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley back in 2017.
To shatter all predictions, a small YouTube channel named ‘Boxing Fight Simulations’ has left it to the popular boxing franchise ‘Fight Night’ to decide the outcome of the bout.
In the 'Fight Night Champion' game, the two fighters had been named and made to look as close to their actual appearance as possible.
In the early rounds, Joshua was successful with his left hook and worked the body well, taking Ruiz’s stamina bar well below his.
Joshua rocked his opponent in the second round, but failed to score the knockdown. In the game, Joshua’s jab proved too much for Ruiz in the early rounds as the Lion, as he’s also referred to in game, dominated the centre of the ring, with Ruiz backed up against the ropes.
Ruiz’s greatest success of the first half of the fight came through counter punches as it did in the actual bout at Madison Square Garden. In the seventh round (the same round that the bout was stopped in amid the real fight) Ruiz stunned Joshua and sent his health bar critically low in game, but again, failed to convert it into a 10-8 round.
In turn, the fight went all the way to the judges’ scorecards.
Unanimously, AJ retained his belts and beat Ruiz 112-115, 113-115 and 113-114.News Now - Sport News