Watch Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz 2 full fight video highlights from the main event Saturday night.
Joshua vs. Ruiz 2 took place Dec. 7 at Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua (23-1) and Ruiz (33-2) clashed again in a highly anticipated heavyweight title fight.
Catch the video highlights below.
Round 1: Ruiz throws a jab to the chest, then another. Joshua bounces back and jabs to the body. Joshua throws a lead left hook that makes contact upstairs. Joshua is moving laterally around the ring and throws a jab upstairs. Straight right hand to the body makes contact for Joshua. Ruiz falls short on a jab to the body. Now Ruiz scores a right hand downstairs. One-two lands for Joshua. Ruiz tries another jab to the body that falls short. Ruiz grazes the body as Joshua steps back. Clean right hand lands for Joshua upstairs and cuts Ruiz over the left eye! Joshua 10-9.
Round 2: Ruiz misses on a right hand tot he body as Joshua moves laterally. Joshua measures with the jab and Ruiz catches him with a couple jabs to the head. Another right hand from Joshua re-opens Ruiz’s cut as blood is smeared in the area. Ruiz steps forward and is waiting for Joshua’s movement to slow down. Joshua lands a clean hook during an exchange and is getting more comfortable. Right hand from Joshua lands again and now Joshua is cut over his left eye from an apparent head clash. Both fighters have blood around their eyes now and Ruiz tries to back Joshua to the ropes but Joshua quickly escapes. Joshua lands a check hook on Ruiz. Joshua 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Ruiz backs Joshua to the ropes but Joshua bounces off of them to the side and gets more space to operate. Joshua measures with a jab and Ruiz scores a jab to the body underneath it. Ruiz double jabs and then scores one to the body. Ruiz comes forward with a combination but Joshua defends them pretty well. Slow round as Joshua is deliberate about staying on the outside. Ruiz won’t over-commit and Joshua is waiting him out. Jab lands clean for Joshua as get catches Ruiz coming in. Now Joshua follows that up with a short combination that scores well. Joshua is fighting this fight from his range no matter what. Joshua 10-9.
Round 4: Joshua steps back from a Ruiz jab and moves to the side. Now Joshua completely ties up Ruiz once Ruiz gets in a range he’s not comfortable with — he’s not going to allow that inside exchanges to happen if he can help it. Ruiz misses on two punches and then eats a clean jab from Joshua that snaps his head back. Now Ruiz lands a clean jab upstairs. Ruiz is closing the distance but getting more aggressive and he nearly clubs Joshua with a right hand. Check left hook lands for Joshua. Ruiz throws a right hook that makes contact. Joshua lands a sharp jab followed by a right hand that wasn’t as good. Ruiz lands a shot right after a break and Joshua ties him up but Ruiz lands a couple of shots anyway! Ruiz 10-9, 37-39.
Round 5: Ruiz comes out pressing hard right away and Joshua tries to create space using his jab and check hook. Joshua lands another jab to the head and then steps back so he can step up the next one. Joshua is determined to make this a boxing match and not a fight, and largely having good success. Joshua lands another jab and moves off the line. Joshua is keeping Ruiz turning so he can’t get his feet set or in place to get off his barrage punches. Joshua lands another clean shot upstairs before tying up Ruiz who walks through it. Joshua 10-9.
Round 6: Ruiz misses on a jab to the body. Uppercut lands clean for Joshua in a brief exchange. Ruiz wants to mix it up but Joshua thinks better of it and gets back on the move. Joshua isn’t going to get lured into a firefight. Joshua takes his time, moving around the ring, waiting for Ruiz to cross a line in the sand so he can meet him with a jab. Joshua continues o move laterally around the ring and then lands a clean left hook upstairs as he catches Ruiz sleeping. Joshua pops another jab and steps over again. Ruiz tries to club Joshua while Joshua was holding at the waist. Joshua 10-9, 59-55.
Round 7: Joshua comes out on the move as he looks for an opening. Ruiz tries to pick up his momentum by walking forward a bit faster but he walks into a check hook from Joshua. Joshua continues to move around the ring and it’s making for limited action but it’s mostly action in his favor. Ruiz tries a quick combination once he gets in close but takes a right hand from Joshua in return. Joshua lands another shot as the fighters trade and Joshua grins. Joshua bounces around and then jumps in to deliberately clinch, getting a warning from the referee. Joshua 10-9.
Round 8: Ruiz leads with a jab that falls a little short. Now Joshua measures with a jab and then stabs the body with a right hand before immediately clinching. Joshua pops a jab upstairs and lands. Right hook from Joshua just misses as Ruiz gets under it. Ruiz lands a right hand to the body but misses on a second. Both fighters get warned for punching during a break. Joshua lands a jab upstairs and Ruiz lands a counter right hand upstairs but Joshua takes the punch well. Joshua remembers to get back on the move and starts bouncing around again as Ruiz misses on a left hook. Ruiz lands a couple of shots that knock Joshua back! Ruiz is getting more of the action he wants now! Ruiz 10-9, 74-78.
Round 9: Ruiz misses on a jab to the body. Lead left hook from Joshua gets blocked. Now Ruiz lands a shot upstairs and Joshua holds. Joshua lands a jab after the break and steps back and to the side. Joshua bouncing on the outside of the ring and lands another clean jab before moving again. Ruiz tries two shots but Joshua jabs and moves again. Ruiz steps forward but misses a jab to the chest. Now Ruiz lands a jab to the chest but Joshua lands a body shot of his own. Double jab lands for Joshua, then another one! Ruiz is marked on his eye and Joshua is getting confident after that last combination. Joshua 10-9.
Round 10: Joshua pops a jab and moves along the ropes. Right hand lands upstairs for Ruiz, over Joshua’s jab. Joshua jabs and moves again as he’s keeping this fight on the go. Ruiz misses on a right hand as Joshua steps out of range. Clean jab lands for Joshua. Another jab lands clean for Joshua. Joshua moves and clips Ruiz again. Joshua measures with his jab and moves from side-to-side some more which is making the action come to a crawl once again. Joshua doesn’t care, he just wants his belts back by any means necessary. Joshua 10-9, 98-92.
Round 11: Joshua jabs and moves again and Ruiz just can’t really close the distance enough. Joshua looks like he still has plenty in the tank to just jog out these last two rounds, and he appears intent on doing exactly that. Joshua jabs and skips to the side and Ruiz has to know that he needs to get a little desperate now. Joshua jabs and moves again and Ruiz can’t do anything about it. Clean jab lands for Joshua upstairs. Ruiz misses on a right hand to the body just as Joshua gets pushes towards the ropes. Joshua 10-9.
Round 12: I’m guessing Joshua is going to do 30 laps around the ring in this final round. Both fighters meet center ring and once the bell rings Joshua is on the move. Ruiz comes forward but Joshua is smiling right before he throws a jab to the body. Clean right hand lands upstairs for Joshua. Joshua moves around again and looks for a jab to land — he doesn’t find it so moves to the other side of the ring. Joshua tries a check hook and pivots to the side. Right hand lands from Ruiz to the head but that’s not going to be nearly enough. Ruiz comes forward but Joshua takes a step back and throws a couple punches. Ruiz waves Joshua on but Joshua doesn’t care. Joshua 10-9. This is clearly a wide points win for Joshua. I’ve got it 118-110.