Sylvester Stallone making documentary on Ruiz beating Joshua


Andy Ruiz, right, heads for a neutral corner after knocking down Anthony Joshua during the seventh round of a heavyweight championship boxing match on June 1, 2019, in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

LOS ANGELES — DAZN is teaming with Sylvester Stallone’s production company on a documentary about Anthony Ruiz’s upset of Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title.

Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets in decades when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1. Stallone says in a statement that Ruiz is a real-life Rocky and the upset was his script from the upcoming "Rocky" series.

The film, "One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz," will be retold by those who were at fight and is the first original documentary from the streaming service. It will premiere in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 and be released on DAZN the next day.

The release will come less than three weeks before the Joshua-Ruiz rematch on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia.

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