Stats show how Andy Ruiz Jr bettered Anthony Joshua on June 1 in New York

Stats from Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr first fight revealed

Published On Monday, August 12, 2019By Tim Rickson

Stats show how Andy Ruiz Jr bettered Anthony Joshua on June 1 in New York

Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs) stunned the world when he stopped unbeaten unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) in seven rounds in Madison Square Garden on June 1.

It was a memorable fight that see-sawed unexpectedly in the third round, but was mostly dominated by the widely dismissed contender Ruiz Jr.

Ahead of the highly-anticpated rematch, set to take place on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, BBN decided to go back in time to analyse the shock heavyweight world title fight that will forever go down in history as one of the greatest upsets in the sport of boxing.

Stats supplied by BD Boxing:

 

Punches Thrown / Landed

Anthony Joshua: 186 / 54 - 29%

Andy Ruiz Jr: 219 / 75 - 34%

 

Power Punches Thrown / Landed

Anthony Joshua: 61 / 19 - 31%

Andy Ruiz Jr: 124 / 36 - 29%

 

Jabs Thrown / Landed

Anthony Joshua: 125 / 35 - 28%

Andy Ruiz Jr: 95 / 39 - 41%

 

Punches Landed on Head / Body

Anthony Joshua: 34 / 20

Andy Ruiz Jr: 49 / 26

 

Most Powerful Punch

Anthony Joshua: Right uppercut

Andy Ruiz Jr: Right uppercut

 

Most Used Double Punch

Anthony Joshua: Jab-Left Hook

Andy Ruiz Jr: Double Jab

 

Mexican-American challenger Ruiz Jr's greater output and accuracy is clearly evident in the post-fight stats above. The 31-year-old world title contender, who's only loss was to then-WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, threw double the amount of power punches than the defending champion did and came close to landed almost twice as many, too.

AJ threw 26% more jabs than Ruiz, but landed 12% less, which suggests his accuracy was widely off on that night in New York.