Clueless boxing fans have accused Anthony Joshua of "running" away from Andy Ruiz Jr as he reclaimed the heavyweight world titles.
Joshua beat Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision to regain heavyweight supremacy after adopting a cautious yet smart game plan.
He employed a hit-and-move strategy to outpoint the Mexican-American, but his tactics didn't go down well with casual boxing fans who slammed the Brit's performance.
"Joshua ran a marathon all fight. I respect the strategy but it's extremely boring to watch. Tap and run all night. No real punches. Whatever gets you the W though," one social media user wrote.
Another added: "What a boring fight, Joshua running and holding Ruiz all rounds. Ruiz robbed and Joshua is a heavy weight fraud."
Joshua running around the ring #RuizJoshua2 pic.twitter.com/WHcroPGQmY
- KenDell Jackson (@GiftedJack13) December 7, 2019
Has Anthony Joshua moved forward for even ONE moment in this fight?
It's so hard to root for him when he fights like this. Dude just stand and fight! Running backwards like he's getting bullied at school.
My god AJ, just fight. :laughing:
I know I know, this is boxing lol.
- The MMA Dude:tm: (@philthemmadude) December 7, 2019
I just found a stream for the fight. Has Joshua been running like this the whole fight? He pissing me off lol
- Hiiiiiii (@Ugly_Anna) December 7, 2019
One mistake from Joshua and he be knocked the fuck out. Better keep running around the ring and win by points :joy::joy:#RuizJoshua2
- Area 51 (@Jpaul254) December 7, 2019
The best thing Joshua is doing in this fight is avoiding the fight.
Just running around and being smart.
You don't wanna get into a fist fight with Ruiz, he'd clearly mess AJ up
- Ossy :ghost: (@badniggafela) December 7, 2019
Joshua running a marathon or fighting?
- Harvard Bass (@HarvardBass) December 7, 2019
Anthony Joshua in there running track and field lol
- Dre Sinatra (@DRESINATRA) December 7, 2019
'AJ's now a two-time heavyweight world champion after recapturing the WBA (super), IBF and WBO titles.