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Andy Ruiz reveals secret behind Anthony Joshua’s defeat

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Andy Ruiz Jr. has said the speed of his jabs was the secret behind his defeat of British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in New York.

Anthony Joshua had hoped to make a splash in his US debut but it ended in misery for the three belt heavyweight world champion with a stunning loss to underdog, Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz recorded a monster upset, by knocking down Britain’s Joshua four times to take the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization titles.

Speaking at a post-match press conference, Andy Ruiz Jr said: “I still can’t believe it. I am still pinching myself to see if this is real.

“But everything is possible man. Look at me, I just made history. The speed got him, (Joshua),” Ruiz said.

Joshua needed medical attention after the bout and did not attend the post fight news conference.

However, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, admitted Ruiz Jr. won the bout without foul play but expressed optimism that Anthony will bounce back.

“Riuz won fair and square but I know Anthony Joshua’s work ethic. Great fighters come back and improve,” Hearn said.

Andy Ruiz stuns Joshua to become world heavyweight champion

Andy Ruiz Jr. stunned Anthony Joshua on his US debut with a “TKO” in the seventh round, becomes Mexico’s first ever world heavyweight champion.

Ruiz walks away from Madison Square Garden with all of Joshua’s titles — including the WBA, WBO and IBF crowns.

Ruiz Jr took the place of Jarrel Miller, AJ’s original challenger who tested positive for three different performance-enhancing drugs in three separate tests shortly after the fight was announced.

One of the biggest upsets heavyweight boxing has ever seen after Buster Douglas Vs Mike Tyson and James Braddock Vs Max Baer in the history of the sport.

The Mexican came off the floor in the third round to drop Joshua twice before the end of the frame.

Then the 29-year-old Californian sent Joshua to the canvas for a third time in the seventh round before referee Mike Griffin put a stop to the proceedings at the 1:27 mark.

“Boxing’s a tough sport,” Joshua said after his first career defeat.

“I’ve trained hard, I’ve trained dedicated and I just got beat by a good fighter tonight.

“This is all part of the journey.”

Ruiz Jr said it was dream come true after he became heavyweight champion of the world.

“This is what I’ve been dreaming about, what I’ve been working hard for, I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.

“I just want to thank God for giving me this victory, without him this wouldn’t have been possible.

“I just felt so good. The sky’s the limit baby!”

Eddie Hearn, AJ’s promoter says a rematch is on the cards.

“We’ll make the rematch in the UK in November/December, but tonight is all about Andy Ruiz,” Hearn said.