Anthony Joshua has beaten Andy Ruiz Jr with a brilliant boxing display to become world heavyweight champion for the second time.
AJ avenged the defeat by Ruiz in June, boxing his way to a unanimous points victory to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles.
The Watford man was given a 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 victory by the judges as he avenged the only defeat of his career.
“First of all, I want to thank God. I want to say, man, the first time was so nice that I had to do it twice.
“A man like me doesn’t make any excuses. This is about boxing – I’m used to knocking guys out.
“I realised last time, I hurt him. But I got caught. I respect Andy and his family, his trainer so much. I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.
“It’s about hitting and not getting hit. It’s not a chance of mentality – stay hungry, stay humble. Thank you Andy, thank you everyone in Saudi Arabia and all the travelling fans.”
“It’s all about preparations. Careers are all about experience, I took my L and moved on. What did you want me to do? Give up?”
“It was his night. I didn’t prepare how I should have, I gained too much weight.
“I don’t want to give too many excuses, he boxed me around. If we do the third, best believe I get in the f***ing best shape of my life.
“[The weight] affected me. I thought I’d feel stronger, thought I’d feel better. I tried to train myself, but I don’t want to give no excuses. Anthony Joshua did a hell of a job.
“Who wants to see the third trilogy fight?”