In a total shocker, Andy Ruiz(33-1, 22 KOs) Jr. stops Anthony Joshua(33-1, 21 KOs) in round 7 to capture Joshua’s three belts at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night.
It was Joshua’s first time fighting on American soil, and the first time he suffered a loss as a pro. With the victory, Ruiz becomes the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion in the history of boxing.
After the fight, Twitter reacted.
Here is a sampling:
Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing UK
He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.
Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!#TilThisDay
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019
He shook up the world!!! @DAZN_USA
— Gabriel Rosado (@KingGabRosado) June 2, 2019
I don’t even know what to say right now! 😦 #JoshuaRuiz
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) June 2, 2019
ZaMnNnN J0sHuA GoT sTopPeD?!!😧
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) June 2, 2019
Now we know Anthony Joshua kept dodging D. Wilder. Joshua got knocked out by a dude shaped like Butterbean.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) June 2, 2019
Welp, this is what happens when you marinate boxing matches. The biggest fight that could be made in boxing now dead. Deontay Wilder-Anthony Joshua, if and when it happens, even if Joshua avenges defeat to Andy Ruiz, will never be as special as it could have been #JoshuaRuiz
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) June 2, 2019
He better stay the hell away from @BronzeBomber
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) June 2, 2019
OMG! OMG! I cannot believe this S$&@$! Anthony Joshua — holder of 3 belts, gets TKO’d by Butter Bean…….I mean some dude named Andy Ruiz JR. What a damn disgrace. Joshua looked completely gassed! More fatigued than hurt! Now how in the Hell did you let that happen? How?
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 2, 2019
Not sure if it’s just me but @anthonyfjoshua said in one of the rounds “why am I feeling like this?” He didn’t seem right from the start, I wonder if there’s more to this?
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) June 2, 2019
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) June 2, 2019
We have our back and Forth’s but @anthonyfjoshua changed his stars through life. heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again 👊🏼
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 2, 2019