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Joshua beats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight title

Joshua survived a desert storm to wrest back his world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win on Saturday. Photo/DAILY MAIL

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 8 – Britain’s Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz on Saturday, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory.

Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in in New York in June, produced a boxing masterclass to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in emphatic fashion.

Dominating from the outset, Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

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