Breaking News: Ruiz Vs. Joshua Rematch Date Released! (8/10/19)

Anthony Joshua went from the top to the bottom in one fight against a non-name fighter, now he looks to rematch him for his title belts…

I remember watching the Ruiz-Joshua fight highlights. At the beginning it looked like the fight was panning out as most had predicted — that Anthony Joshua had gotten an easy fight and should win by KO. In the third round Joshua knocked down Ruiz, but after that it all changed…


Ruiz went on rampage after he was knocked down and connected punches to his opponent multiple times. Toward the end of the fight, Andy was throwing hooks to Anthony right on the side of his head, behind his ears. After he had landed about three of those solid punches without Joshua protecting himself, the referee had to pull the champion out of the fight because he thought he was defenseless. That meant that Andy Ruiz was the first Mexican heavyweight champion and that Anthony Joshua had just lost his career achievements in the form of handing over his belts.


He wasn’t happy about the outcome of the fight and looked to get a rematch as soon as possible. Today the news broke out that the two fighters had worked out a date this year for the rematch: December 7.

I am very surprised that this fight will not be in the U.S. or Mexico. Normally, a rematch this big would go to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York City. But Diriyah in Saudi Arabia completely caught me off guard. It is a really rich area, but it is still extremely far away — which I thought would make it harder for boxing fans to see the amazing fight. The name of the fight is “The Clash of the Dunes.”
Sometimes in life it is hard to notice what we have until we don’t have it anymore. I think that Anthony Joshua let some of his achievements get to his head — which in turn cost him his belts. Now, I’ll bet that is all he can think about. He is already getting his mind ready for the fight.

I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie Creed II, but this is almost starting to feel a little bit like that story — except Anthony Joshua didn’t break any ribs in the fight and Andy Ruiz isn’t from Russia.

The one thing that I worry about is that Andy Ruiz Jr. hadn’t experienced fame anywhere near this level before until he won that fight and I hope that he still found time for hardcore training. Because if I was Anthony Joshua, the only place I would be at would be the gym…