Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua makes his long-awaited U.S. debut on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden against Andy Ruiz Jr.
We’re just hours away from WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) making his U.S. debut when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr (32-1, 21 KOs) at Madison Square Garden.
Also fighting on Saturday night is undefeated WBA Super Middleweight Champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs), who will be making his first title defense against former Middleweight World Champion Hassan N’Dam (37-3, 21 KOs).
The boxing card is available on DAZN beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.
At Friday’s weigh-in, both Joshua and Ruiz seemed focused and ready to give fans an all-action fight on Saturday night.
Joshua weighed in at 247 pounds and Ruiz tipped the scales at 268 pounds.
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The 29-year-old Joshua will be looking to make a lasting memory in his U.S debut by scoring a spectacular knockout, similar to what WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder did two weeks ago when he knockout Dominic Breazeale in the first round at the Barclays Center two weeks ago.
Ruiz, who is also 29, is looking to make history by becoming the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world.
With 42 knockouts between them, and both looking to make a memorable impact, it’s safe to assume that this fight will not go the full 12 rounds.