Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr results LIVE: EVERY undercard fight and the main event
Anthony Joshua looking to defend WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts
Andy Ruiz Jr aiming to become Mexico’s first ever world heavyweight champion
Callum Smith destroys N’Dam in third round
Katie Taylor becomes undisputed lightweight champion of the world in controversial fashion
Callum Smith defeats Hassan N’Dam – 3rd round TKO
Smith hit his opponent with two great left hooks in the first and second round to assert his dominance immediately.
The size difference between the two fighters was clear from the off, but N’Dam looked confident as ever.
But in the third round it was all over as Smith hit his natural middleweight opponent with a crunching right hand.
The Liverpudlian will now likely go on to try and secure a fight with Canelo Alvarez.
Callum Smith beat Hassan N’Dam with a third round KO
Katie Taylor defeats Delfine Persoon – Majority decision – 95-95, 96-94, 96-94
Controversial scenes in New York sas Taylor picks up the win and becomes the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
Taylor started the fight well but it soon descend into an all-out war through the middle rounds of the bout.
Persoon’s left eye began to swell horrifically in the eighth round as Taylor began to attack the injured area. But the Belgian looked to be winning the fight and through some belting shots towards the end of the fight.
Many pundits and ex-fighters at ringside had Persoon wiining the fight but Taylor ultimately the bout 95-95, 96-94, 96-94 in a majority decision.
Taylor became undisputed lightweight champion of the world
Josh Kelly majority draws with Ray Robinson – 96-95 to Kelly, 95-95, 95-95
The bout was a fairly technical affair with Kelly enjoying the early rounds before Robinson made his way back into the fight.
Kelly’s terrific head movement was on display for all to see in the latter round but Robinson did manage to land some shots.
The Sunderland-born man go to grips with Robinson’s big shots and ended the fight well with a superb last round of the fight.
But after a tense wait for the judges’ scorecards, announcer David Diamante confirmed a majority draw was the decision.
Josh Kelly drew his clash with Ray Robinson
Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams defeats Quadeer Jenkins – 1st round TKO
Williams moves to 2-0, obliterating Jenkins in the first round.
The 23-year-old beat Joel Guevara in his first fight back in April under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom banner.
The American smashed Jenkins with a flurry of punches in the first minute, downing his opponent, who managed to get up at the count off nine.
But the second onslaught was unrecoverable as Williams took home his second professional win.
Austin Williams picked up his second win against Jenkins
Joshua Buatsi defeats Marco Antonio Periban – Round 4 TKO
Buatsi did the job he came to do, getting Periban out of the ring before the second half of the fight started.
The Croydon man extended his record to 10-0 after raining punches down on his opponent in the fourth round.
Buatsi looked in contlrol for the whole fight and was expected to do what he did, although he got caught a few times.
But the light-heavyweight prospect managed to pick up the victory he needed, and will further look towards a world title shot now.
Buatsi finished the fight in the fourth round with a brilliant performance
Chris Algieri defeats Tommy Coyle – Round 8 TKO
Coyle put up a spirited effort but was ultimately stopped at the end of the eighth round after suffering some horrendous punishment.
Algieri’s crisp jab was the story of the fight as Coyle struggled to get to grips with the class of the American.
Coyle pleaded with his corner not to stop the fight but his trainer Jamie Moore did not listen.
“Please don’t, not at Madison Square Garden, please don’t,” Coyle said to Moore.
Chris Algieri finished the fight in the eighth round
Good [early] morning and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua is aiming to defend his coveted WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight title belts while Ruiz Jr is hoping to annoint himself as Mexico’s first ever heavyweight champion.
AJ will be hoping he can perform well on his American debut with bigger fish to fry – Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder – waiting in the wings.
And although Ruiz Jr may look it, he’s no slouch. Get ready for a thrilling night of action from Madison Square Garen in New York.