Nearly 1m Kenyans used pirated channels to watch Joshua v Ruiz fight

Tanya Simon
June 12, 2019

Ruiz pulled off one of the greatest shocks in boxing history at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, finishing favourite Joshua in the seventh round to capture the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Joshua's defeat has also scuppered plans for the British boxer to fight Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, at least according to Wilder's promoter Bob Arum, who said that American audiences wouldn't pay to see that right now.

Both men have stated where they would like it to take place, with Hearn claiming Joshua's side will have the final say.

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And the match will be staged sometime in November or December but the venue is yet to be decided. In response to these revelations, Ruiz Jr told Fight Hub: "Yeah, they did say November/December, but my team are negotiating everything right now". I've just got to stay busy, stay healthy and be ready for the rematch.

There were 921,994 unlicensed viewers in the United Kingdom with biggest share- 2.35m viewers coming from Nigeria where Joshua's parents hail from. You know, if they want me to go over there they have to give me $50 million dollars.

Heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr didn't need to raise a drop of moisture on his body before taking ownership of the latest addition to his rapidly increasing collection of belts. "Hey, it all depends with the team and what we negotiate". If they want to come over here...

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