Anthony Joshua’s loss to Andy Ruiz shows nothing goes smoothly in boxing | Kevin Mitchell

The heavyweight cartel that includes Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been broken but the Mexican-American is still Joshua’s best friend

Eddie Hearn has a problem: how to repackage a beaten champion. When Anthony Joshua was led away from his disastrous US debut at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night minus his world championship belts, he slipped out of the informal cartel that included Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury – temporarily, perhaps – into a lesser arrangement with the fat man who lives five miles from Tijuana and who had just knocked him down four times in seven rounds, Andy Ruiz Jr.

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