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DAZN Rolls Out Stallone Produced Doc Look At Ruiz Win Over AJ

Michael Woods

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Boxing fans, most of them, had to go that extra yard June 1, in picking their damn jaws up from the floor, when they saw Snickers addict Andy Ruiz drop and stop Anthony Joshua, not enjoying his time as a tourist in NYC. At the Mecca, at Madison Square Garden, the beefy Ruiz reminded all of us that we always have to tune in, because the underdog might spring a doozy on us.

Ruiz did…but can he again on Dec. 7, this time in a ring set up in Saudi Arabia, of all places.

See if you can glean some hints, by taking a look back at the first tango. DAZN and Sly Stallone teamed up to do a doc, now available on the OTT platform, and also their YouTube and Facebook spots. Here is the release DAZN sent out;

DAZN’s ONE NIGHT: JOSHUA VS. RUIZ – from executive producer Sylvester Stallone (Balboa Productions) – is now LIVE on DAZNFacebook, and YouTube.

The captivating film takes a comprehensive look at June 1, the night Andy Ruiz pulled off the biggest boxing upset in decades by stunning then-undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua with a seventh-round TKO – turning Ruiz from a virtual unknown into a real-life Rocky and global superstar overnight. In the oral history-style documentary, the unforgettable evening is highlighted and retold by legends of the sport and those who experienced it first-hand, including the two fighters themselves as well as Sylvester Stallone, Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas, Michael Strahan, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Gerry Cooney, Hans “Dolph” Lundgren, and other notable figures. 

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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