‘I’m sorry I let my friends and supporters down’ – Anthony Joshua reacts after shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
The sold-out crowd in New York which was largely in favor of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent when the champion was knocked out in the 7th round of last night’s bout by Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua, previously undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz was awarded a technichal knockout.
Reacting after the match, Joshua said, “big respect to Andy, big big respect. He’s a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down.”
Anthony Joshua suffered the first defeat of his professional career as he lost his title belts against Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr
The British heavyweight was rocked in the third round as he was sent to the canvas three times with Ruiz Jr dominating
Ruiz Jr flew out of the blocks and looked to trouble the much-fancied Joshua early on as the crowd roared on the fighters
Joshua smirked at the referee’s count in the third round and will be left scratching his head as to how the fight got away