Naija News had reported earlier that the British-Nigerian boxer suffered humiliating defeat on his United States debut after being knocked down four times by the Mexican-American boxer, to leave him out of the heavyweight championship.
Ruiz Jr. stopped Joshua in the seventh round of the fight on Saturday, June 1, at the Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.
Joshua, a British title-holder, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Titles in the fight against Ruiz, but the underdog knocked him down four times after which he (Ruiz) was awarded a technical knockout.
“My heart goes out to @anthonyfjoshua. He needs our love and support now more than ever. A man that is proud of both his British AND Nigerian heritage sets a good example. He is also a great champion. Praying for him. He will be back!”
My heart goes out to @anthonyfjoshua. He needs our love and support now more than ever.A man that is proud of both his British AND Nigerian heritage sets a good example.He is also a great champion.Praying for him.He will be back!#AnthonyJoshua #JoshuaRuiz #AJOpinion #AJvsRuiz
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 2, 2019