Boxing news: Tony Bellew declares Anthony Joshua is ‘best heavyweight in the world again’ ahead of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after beating Andy Ruiz Jr

Tony Bellew has claimed that Anthony Joshua is once again the number one heavyweight in the world following his win over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.

AJ put on a masterclass performance to regain his unified world titles, prompting the ‘Bomber’ to state he’s now back on top of the world, ahead of the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

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Tony Bellew is now a pundit after a successful career at cruiserweight and heavyweight
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Bellew told iFL TV after the fight: “I’m so relieved and happy.

“Perfect, perfect. It wasn’t a boring fight.

“Both guys coming to win, both guys got cut. I think there were times in there when he felt a few shots himself, Andy Ruiz was gone a few times in my opinion.

“He had the discipline and the mentality, even when Andy Ruiz was gone, to step back.

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Joshua kept Ruiz Jr at bay for 12 rounds
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“You know what, I’m gonna say it now, I’m gonna say it.

“He’s the best heavyweight in the world again.

“I don’t care what anyone says, I don’t give a s***.

“He’s the best heavyweight in the world again.

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Joshua is a two-time heavyweight world champion
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“Do you know why I say that? Because he’s shown a whole different dimension to his game tonight.

“Mentally matured to another level.

“He’s shown that, ‘You might hurt me, you might knock me down, but I’ve got a mentality and maturity that I can deal with it.

“What people don’t think he’s able to do, he’s done that tonight.”

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