The former world champion in the heavyweight Briton Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) entered the fight with Andy Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO’s) after a knockout, which he visited during a sparring session a week before the fight.
According to World Boxing News, disturbing hints first career defeat Joshua got in training camp.
The source says that the former world champion in sparring in the exchange of blows knocked out little-known American Joey Davaco (19-7-4, 11 KO’s).
The father of Joshua Robert, fearing for the psychological state of the son after the episode insisted on cancellation or postponement of a fight against Ruiz, but Anthony remained adamant and decided to enter the ring June 1.
Recall that Joshua four times has been knocked down during a fight with Ruiz and the referee decided to stop the fight in the seventh round.
For Anthony this is the first defeat in his career, he won 22 fights including Wladimir Klitschko, which has become an absolute world champion. For the British it was the first fight in the United States.
29-year-old Andy Ruiz Jr. spent 33 matches and lost only one (Joseph Parker for the title of WBO).
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