Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. became heavyweight champion of the world in New York City on Saturday after inflicting a shock defeat on British rival Anthony Joshua.
«Mum, I love you. I love you and our lives are going to change. We don't have to struggle no more thanks to God. Everything happened for a reason baby,» Ruiz Jr said at a press conference following the bout.
The Mexican pugilist... Еще floored his British counterpart four times at the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena before stopping him in the seventh round. It was Joshua's first defeat as a professional fighter.
«I wanted to prove everybody wrong, all the doubters thinking I was going to lose in the third round, first round,» said Ruiz Jr.
In defeating Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr has become the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion of the world.