Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

This Saturday, DAZN fall “Fight Season” has the biggest rematch of the year, and this heavyweight title fight is an afternoon delight. This main event will be earlier because this fight is happening halfway around the world in Saudi Arabia. That’s why it’s being called the “Clash in the Dunes”. Will the underdog champion prove that his first win was more than a lucky night, or will the humbled adonis show he has learned from his worst fight? You can find out when you watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 streaming exclusively on DAZN.

When is the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight?

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. DAZN will have the live stream broadcast beginning at Noon Eastern. The Main Event fight between Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 should begin at approximately 3:45 p.m. Eastern.

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Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 — The Main Event Preview

Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1) is the IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Champion and his first defense is an automatic rematch against the man he defeated just six months ago. Ruiz was originally a late replacement for his first fight with Joshua back in June of this year. He made the most of his big break after Luis Ortiz reportedly rejected several offers (Ortiz apparently preferred to have his soul stolen by Deontay Wilder). Ruiz ruined the showcase for the Brit coming to America by outboxing him with outstanding counterpunching and some of the fastest hands in the heavyweight division. While Ruiz won by TKO in the seventh round, it was the outstanding third round that showed him to be a worthy champion as he changed the fight with a powerful left hook.

In the wake of his gigantic victory, Ruiz had to deal with jokes about his weight and questions about the legitimacy of his win. There was also a rematch clause which gave Joshua the right to an immediate second fight. Ruiz must know that this fight carries the extra weight of avoid

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Charlo retains title, stopping Hogan in 7th round

Charlo retains title, stopping Hogan in 7th round
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    • 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism
    • ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005
    • Five years at USA Today

After two wins in a row by decision, middleweight world titlist Jermall Charlo was antsy to return to his knockout ways and predicted he would score one against Dennis Hogan on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Charlo did just that, scoring two knockdowns and stopping Hogan in the seventh round to retain his 160-pound world title for the second time in the Showtime-televised main event.

“I made it through 2019, and we’re going to 2020 with 20/20 vision. Shout out to Dennis Hogan for giving me real competition and for coming up [in weight] to fight me,” Charlo said, perhaps overestimating the competition Hogan provided in the one-sided fight. “Of course, my power prevailed tonight.”

Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs), 29, of Houston, had held an interim title, which he defended once, before he was elevated to the WBC’s full 160-pound belt holder after Canelo Alvarez was stripped in June. Charlo, who defended the full belt in June by lopsided decision over Brandon Adams, dedicated the win over Hogan to his daughter, Journey, who was born last month.

After feeling each other out in the first round, Charlo dominated the rest of the fight. They began to engage in the second with both men landing solid punches, Hogan with left hooks and Charlo with body shots.

Twelve seconds into the fourth round, Charlo landed a wicked left uppercut that dropped Hogan for the second time in his career. He went down and tumbled all the way over before getting to his feet. He took many more punches in the round as he tried to stay away from the stalking Charlo, who continued to land heavy shots in the fifth round.

“We’ve been working on that [uppercut],” Charlo said. “I try to take him out with every punch, and we work hard for it. He got up and he fought like a champion.”

Early in the seventh round, Charlo feinted a left hand and immediately followed with a lead left hook that nailed Hogan on the chin and dropped him to the canvas. Hogan, his nose bleeding, beat the count, but he was dazed and referee Charlie Fitch waved off the fight at 28 seconds.

“[Trainer] Ronnie [Shields] told me to cut hi

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Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

This Saturday, DAZN fall “Fight Season” has the biggest rematch of the year, and this heavyweight title fight is an afternoon delight. This main event will be earlier because this fight is happening halfway around the world in Saudi Arabia. That’s why it’s being called the “Clash in the Dunes”. Will the underdog champion prove that his first win was more than a lucky night, or will the humbled adonis show he has learned from his worst fight? You can find out when you watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 streaming exclusively on DAZN.

When is the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight?

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. DAZN will have the live stream broadcast beginning at Noon Eastern. The Main Event fight between Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 should begin at approximately 3:45 p.m. Eastern.

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Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 — The Main Event Preview

Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1) is the IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Champion and his first defense is an automatic rematch against the man he defeated just six months ago. Ruiz was originally a late replacement for his first fight with Joshua back in June of this year. He made the most of his big break after Luis Ortiz reportedly rejected several offers (Ortiz apparently preferred to have his soul stolen by Deontay Wilder). Ruiz ruined the showcase for the Brit coming to America by outboxing him with outstanding counterpunching and some of the fastest hands in the heavyweight division. While Ruiz won by TKO in the seventh round, it was the outstanding third round that showed him to be a worthy champion as he changed the fight with a powerful left hook.

In the wake of his gigantic victory, Ruiz had to deal with jokes about his weight and questions about the legitimacy of his win. There was also a rematch clause which gave Joshua the right to an immediate second fight. Ruiz must know that this fight carries the extra weight of avoid

Read More

Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

Watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 today on DAZN!

This Saturday, DAZN fall “Fight Season” has the biggest rematch of the year, and this heavyweight title fight is an afternoon delight. This main event will be earlier because this fight is happening halfway around the world in Saudi Arabia. That’s why it’s being called the “Clash in the Dunes”. Will the underdog champion prove that his first win was more than a lucky night, or will the humbled adonis show he has learned from his worst fight? You can find out when you watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 streaming exclusively on DAZN.

When is the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight?

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. DAZN will have the live stream broadcast beginning at Noon Eastern. The Main Event fight between Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 should begin at approximately 3:45 p.m. Eastern.

Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 — The Main Event Preview

Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1) is the IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Champion and his first defense is an automatic rematch against the man he defeated just six months ago. Ruiz was originally a late replacement for his first fight with Joshua back in June of this year. He made the most of his big break after Luis Ortiz reportedly rejected several offers (Ortiz apparently preferred to have his soul stolen by Deontay Wilder). Ruiz ruined the showcase for the Brit coming to America by outboxing him with outstanding counterpunching and some of the fastest hands in the heavyweight division. While Ruiz won by TKO in the seventh round, it was the outstanding third round that showed him to be a worthy champion as he changed the fight with a powerful left hook.

In the wake of his gigantic victory, Ruiz had to deal with jokes about his weight and questions about the legitimacy of his win. There was also a rematch clause which gave Joshua the right to an immediate second fight. Ruiz must know that this fight carries the extra weight of

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Jermall Charlo Vs. Dennis Hogan Results: KO Highlight (VIDEO), Twitter Reaction And Analysis

Jermall Charlo Vs. Dennis Hogan Results: KO Highlight (VIDEO), Twitter Reaction And Analysis
Jermall Charlo v Dennis Hogan

Jermall Charlo put on one of the most impressive performances of his career. The WBC Middleweight Champion scored a seventh-round TKO victory in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.

The name Dennis Hogan might not mean much to many of you, but if you understand his style, you get why Charlo’s handling of him was a big deal. Hogan has traditionally been tough to hit and even when he’s taken shots, he’s always been able to absorb the punishment.

Clearly, he’d never been hit by Charlo. A sweeping left uppercut dropped Hogan in a heap, and the force of the punch rolled him backwards. Hogan would get to his feet, and he wasn’t hurt, but he spent the rest of what was left in the fight on the retreat.

Here is a look at the knockdown:

Charlo’s length, punch accuracy and jab left Hogan without any answers. In the seventh, a left hook that landed while the challenger was on the ropes resulted in the end of the fight.

Here is a look at the highlight:

Here’s how the boxing community reacted the results:

Hogan had only been down one other time in his career. For Charlo to drop him twice and finish him was a noteworthy accomplishment. In his previous fight, Hogan had given former 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia all he could handle. Like many others around the sport, I scored that fight for Hogan.

I knew Hogan would have issues with Charlo’s size, but I never expected him to get stopped.

The win improves Charlo’s record to a perfect 30-0 with 22 KOs. He has yet to receive any respect from those of us who create pound-for-pound rankings, and this win isn’t likely to change those lists. However, he has positioned himself to perhaps step in the ring with someone of note who could lead to him leveling up his status in the sport.

The obvious opponents are Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Demetrius Andrade and Sergiy Derevyanchenko. The latter was present for the fight and Showtime interviewed him with the assistance of a translator. Based on that, I’d say the odds are in his favor if we’re looking at fighters who could challenge Charlo next.

As for Hogan, he is probably a better fighter at 154 pounds. He’s not a big puncher in any weight class, but he looks especially ineffective at 160. He figures to have more success at junior middleweight. His record dropped to 28-3-1 with the loss. I’d expect Hogan to get another fight against someone from the Premier Boxing Champions roster. If Showtime and PBC want to maximize Hogan as an asset to the network and brand, they will have him compete in a lower weight class.

Jermall’s twin brother Jermell Charlo will attempt to regain the world title he lost when he rematched Tony Harrison on December 21. Another Charlo wi