Anthony Joshua’s former adversary Dominic Breazeale has referred to as out Andy Ruiz Jr by branding his beautiful knockout win over AJ final 12 months “fortunate”. Ruiz Jr made historical past by turning into the primary ever Mexican world heavyweight champion when he beat Joshua.
Going into the struggle, Ruiz Jr was an enormous underdog and he wasn’t deemed to have an opportunity of upsetting the percentages.
He additionally got here into the bout on a month’s discover, after earlier opponent Jarrell Miller was pulled from the struggle as a result of he failed three drug exams.
Ruiz Jr was dropped within the third spherical of the struggle with Joshua however got here again to ship AJ to the canvas twice in the identical spherical.
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And Breazeale believes it is clear that luck was an enormous think about beating Joshua to start with.
“I feel that within the first state of affairs he received fortunate,” Breazeale instructed the PBC podcast.
“And once I say fortunate, you realize, I don’t say that he closed his eyes and threw punches and landed one thing.
“He simply occurred to land the large shot earlier than Joshua did, and you realize, grew to become victorious.
“He sort of dropped the ball in that struggle now, and he’s working in direction of his subsequent title shot.
“I feel, you realize, I needs to be one of many people he must go up in opposition to earlier than he will get again in there and fights for one more title.”
Breazeale has fought for a world title twice in his profession, first in opposition to Joshua in 2016, the place he was stopped within the seventh spherical.
However final 12 months he suffered his most damaging defeat when he was knocked out chilly in a WBC title struggle with Deontay Wilder.