Anthony Joshua wanted to ‘fight through concussion’ against Andy Ruiz

• Heavyweight says he knew he was concussed in third round
• Joshua: ‘You’ve got to fight through the concussion if you can’

Anthony Joshua has admitted he knew he was concussed but was ready to “fight through” it against Andy Ruiz Jr, fuelling the debate over boxers’ safety that has been reignited this week.

The British heavyweight told the Guardian he felt he was concussed from the moment Ruiz Jr got off the canvas to knock him down in the third round in their bout in New York six months ago. After witnessing three further knockdowns, the referee, Michael Griffin, stopped the fight.

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