Boxing Twitter Reacts to Ruiz-Joshua 2

Anthony Joshua became a two-time heavyweight world boxing champion on December 7, defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. by a wide unanimous decision to reclaim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.

With the win, Joshua avenged an upset loss he suffered to Ruiz — the first loss of his professional career — at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1.

A few fellow boxers took to social media to join Joshua and his promoter, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, in the celebration — including undisputed female middleweight champion Claressa Shields, WBO female junior welterweight champion Katie Taylor and former two-time super featherweight champion and upcoming lightweight title combatant Gervonta Davis.

Some instead went on to give their own analysis on the fight, which saw Joshua maintain a strategy of sticking-and-moving, making Ruiz miss by using fast footwork and picking spots instead of brawling.

The fight also saw Ruiz come in 15 pounds heavier than anticipated/

As of press time, there have been no comments from either WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder or lineal champion and upcoming WBC title challenger Tyson Fury.

However, Kubrat Pulev left a message was left for Joshua and Hearn — he will be waiting. Pulev holds IBF mandatory challenger status and anticipates he will be the first one to challenge Joshua.

Pulev may have some competition, however, as the WBO ordered not even 90 minutes after Joshua’s win that he must defend against their mandatory, Oleksandr Usyk.

WBO Orders Joshua vs. Usyk

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