VIDEO – Shocker! Minus-3300 favorite Anthony Joshua gets TKO’d and loses heavyweight titles

Is the big fight everyone wanted dead now?

Boxing fans have waited for years to see Deontay Wilder face Anthony Joshua.

After avoiding each other at all costs, Joshua slept on an opponent and nearly got put to sleep last night in his American debut. Andy Ruiz Jr. turned the tables and got a seventh round stoppage against the formerly unbeaten IBF, WBO, and IBO champion. Joshua was also knocked down twice in the third round.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Brit entered the fight with a 22-0 mark with 21 KO’s, and was a massive minus-3300 favorite to crush Ruiz Jr.

Very few gave the big fella from Imperial, Ca. a chance before the fight.

 

After the fight? Social media exploded mocking both the former champ and his pudgy conqueror. America’s most opinionated voice on boxing was shocked by the results and suggested the Wilder-Joshua superfight is dead in the water.

The 29-year-old Ruiz Jr.’s 268-pound physique was a big point of discussion after the video of the TKO spread across the internet.

Photo courtesy L.A. Times

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