Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight championship – live!

It’s only 10.24pm local time and we’re already up to Sweet Caroline. An early night by New York boxing standards.

A quick note on the co-main event where Callum Smith made his first defense of the WBA super middleweight title with a third-round knockout of the veteran Hassan N’Dam.

Hello and welcome to tonight’s heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. We’re just about ready to go here at Madison Square Garden so we’ll dispense with the pleasantries. But a quick nod to Katie Taylor, who unified all four lightweight title belts to become the undisputed champion at 135lbs with a dramatic majority-decision win over Delfine Persoon.

Related: Katie Taylor becomes undisputed champion in epic scrap with Delfine Persoon

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