THE boxing world is still digesting a pragmatic win from Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.
AJ was far too good for Andy Ruiz Jr – who admits he came into the bout overweight – and won back the belts he lost in such dramatic fashion on June 1.
And the Brit's performance in Saudi Arabia has been compared to boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
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ANTHONY JOSHUA'S performance to reclaim his heavyweight world titles from Andy Ruiz Jr was just like watching the great Muhammad Ali.
That's the verdict of former world champ Barry McGuigan, who was impressed with AJ announcing himself as the world's best for a second time following a convincing points win on Saturday night.
He told talkSPORT: “I think this could not have been better.
“Hindsight is a great thing and we can see all of the things that we maybe speculated about.
“But the bottom line is; the performance he put on, the versatility – we have never seen this before.
“We saw him do a little bit of boxing in the [Joseph] Parker fight, but never move like that.
“He was like Muhammad Ali moving around like that, moving around the ring like that.
“His hands weren’t as low, but he was disciplined, he was tactically on point from start to finish.
“He boxed impeccably, magnificently, and he showed us another element to him. He has moved on and advanced as a fighter, as a human being, Anthony Joshua.”
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EDDIE HEARN reckons Dillian Whyte should be the mandatory challenger to the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, the Matchroom chief said: “Dillian should get the mandatory position for the winner of Wilder vs Fury [The rematch is scheduled for Feb 22].
“We go back to the WBC now and make sure they give him what he was supposed to get.
“In my opinion, they took it away unjustly.”
HERE'S what the biggest stars in boxing said about AJ's win over Ruiz.
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