Andy Ruiz, former heavyweight world champion, congratulated Oleksandr Usyk for becoming a new world champion.
“Yes, man”, published in Instagram Stories. “Congratulations to Usyk for what he did, he did what he had to do. See that, Jesus Christ there. Congrats brother”.
The Ukrainian defeated by unanimous decision by cards of 117-112, 115-113 and 116-112 to Anthony Joshua to become the new complete champion for the FIB, WBA and OMB.
Usyk remains undefeated in 19 fights with 13 knockouts, after dominating for much of the contest at AJ.
Oleksandr He only played his third heavyweight bout, after going through the super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions.
In October 2019 he defeated by knockout Chazz witherspoon, while in October 2020 it beat Dereck Chisora.
Andy, for his part, was the first boxer to defeat AJ, who after Saturday is 24-2 with 22 wins by way of knockout.
In June 2019, after entering as a last-minute rival, Ruiz caused one of the biggest upsets in boxing by knocking out Joshua.
During the first round, the British boxer managed to knock down Andy, but the Mexican American recovered and for the third assault sent him to sleep.
However, during preparation for the rematch, the one of Mexican descent did not prepare well and came in with almost 15 pounds over.
Joshua avoided exchanges so as not to suffer with the knockout power of Andy and dominated it during the 12 rounds, to regain the belts.
Anthony defended the belts against Kubrat Pulev in December 2020, whom he knocked out in the ninth round.
When they signed the contest, the two agreed on a rematch clause that they can make valid soon, but Usyk asked calm to return to Ukraine to be with his family.
Another major heavyweight fight will take place on October 9, when Tyson fury face for the third time Deontay Wilder.