Matchroom Boxing Results: Joshua Dominates Ruiz with Jab, Reclaims Heavyweight Titles

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Matchroom Boxing hosted Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 from the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in a bout dubbed the “Clash on the Dunes.”

The event was headlined by a highly anticipated rematch between heavyweights Andy Ruiz, Jr. and Anthony Joshua. The pair met previous in June, with Ruiz scoring a stunning, seventh-round finish of the previously undefeated Brit. With the win, Ruiz captured the WBA, IBF IBO and WBO belts

The action aired live on DAZN starting at 12 p.m. ET.


Anthony Joshua def. Andy Ruiz Jr. by unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109) – for WBA, IBF IBO and WBO heavyweight titles
Diego Pacheco def. Selemani Saidi by knockout. Round 1, 1:38
Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter ruled a split draw (115-113, 113-115, 114-114)
Filip Hrgovic def. Eric Molina by knockout. Round 3, 2:03
Dillian Whyte def. Mariusz Wach by unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 98-93)
Magomedrasul Majidov def. Tom Little by TKO. Round 2, 1:49
Ivan Hopey Price def. Swedi Mohamed by TKO. Round 3, 2:22
Zuhayr Al Qahtani def. Omar Dusary by unanimous decision
Majid Al Naqbi def. Ilia Beruashvili by TKO. Round 3