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In pictures – Anthony Joshua regains world heavyweight titles

In pictures – Anthony Joshua regains world heavyweight titles

Saturday 07 December 2019

In pictures – Anthony Joshua regains world heavyweight titles


Anthony Joshua gained revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr by winning their world heavyweight title rematch by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best images from the fight.

Canelo Alvarez was ringside to watch Joshua take on Ruiz Jnr
Four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez was ringside (Nick Potts/PA)
The scene was set in a wet Diriyah Arena
The scene was set in a wet Diriyah Arena (Nick Potts/PA)
Fans did everything they could to stay dry!
Fans did everything they could to stay dry! (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua saluted the crowd before the fight
Joshua saluted the crowd before the fight (Nick Potts/PA)
Ruiz was up for it
Ruiz was up for it (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua started positively
Joshua started positively (Nick Potts/PA)
Ruiz was cut in the second round
Ruiz was cut in the second round (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua bossed the first half of the fight
Joshua bossed the first half of the fight (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua was also nursing a slight cut
Joshua was also nursing a slight cut (Nick Potts/PA)
Ruiz was warned by the referee after hitting Joshua on the back of the head
Ruiz was warned by the referee after hitting Joshua on the back of the head (Nick Potts/PA)
Ruiz was taking plenty of shots
Ruiz was taking plenty of shots (Nick Potts/PA)
Ruiz was still dangerous
But the Mexican was still dangerous (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua speaks with Prince Abdulaziz Al Saud after winning
Joshua spoke with Prince Abdulaziz Al Saud after winning (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn celebrated wildly with the boxer's team
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn celebrated wildly with the boxer’s team (Nick Potts/PA)
Will there be a third fight?
Will there be a third fight? (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua with his father Robert
Joshua with his father Robert in the ring after (Nick Potts/PA)
The Briton was all smiles after
The Briton was all smiles after regaining his titles (Nick Potts/PA)

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