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New Anthony Joshua Conspiracy Emerges Explaining Defeat To Andy Ruiz Jr

New Anthony Joshua Conspiracy Emerges Explaining Defeat To Andy Ruiz Jr

Despite nearly a week passing, fans are still in shock over Anthony Joshua's defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr with a new conspiracy theory emerging to explain the loss.

Joshua was knocked down four times before succumbing to a seventh-round stoppage defeat by the challenger, who was a big outsider to win the bout in New York City.

Since the loss, many theories have circulated explaining why the former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion was defeated.

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These have ranged from supposed panic attacks to appearing uneasy in training videos building up to the fight.

Some have even said this could be the end for the Brit at the top level of boxing.

Joshua being counted down during the bout by referee Mike Griffin (Image Credit: PA)
Joshua being counted down during the bout by referee Mike Griffin (Image Credit: PA)

However, a new theory now is that Joey Dawejko is rumoured to have dropped Joshua in the build-up to the fight.

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The American is a similar build to Ruiz Jr, but has lost seven times in his career including to Charles Martin who 'AJ' defeated to win his first world title.

According to World Boxing News, Dawejko caused facial injuries that Joshua sported last week, marks that were brushed off by the 29-year-old as being the result of 'recovery' sessions.

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Following this, Dawejko has reportedly been handed a fight on an upcoming Matchroom card against Murat Gassiev, something fans believe isn't a coincidence.

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The 28-year-old has also reportedly been 'sworn to secrecy' over the supposed sparring knockdown.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has shut down and refuted all conspiracy claims.

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He explained, "AJ had a great camp, he spent the last part in Miami then he came to New York and if anything he wasn't panicked enough. I don't feel enough people are giving credit to Andy Ruiz.

"He was phenomenal on the night and hes a fully deserved world champion now.

Ruiz Jr after his victory on Saturday night (Image Credit: PA)
Ruiz Jr after his victory on Saturday night (Image Credit: PA)

"Everyone's searching for answers but the answer is AJ got caught by a shot in the third round that he never recovered from. Rather than looking for excuses - which to be honest there are none - just give the respect to Andy Ruiz."

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Do you believe any of the Joshua conspiracy theories or is Andy Ruiz Jr not receiving enough credit for an incredible underdog story? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Eddie Hearn

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.