Considering everything going on in the heavyweight division of boxing, it is indeed an amazing time to be a fan of the sport. With the likes of Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder dominating the division, heavyweight boxing has become exciting just like how it has always been. While the above-mentioned fighters are skillful in their own right, another dark horse looking to reclaim championship status is Andy Ruiz.
Fans are often appalled by stories of rags to riches. One man who is a testament to the same is Andy Ruiz. While the Mexican boxer was always a shining prospect, he didn’t come into the spotlight until he faced Anthony Joshua. Replacing Jarrell Miller, Ruiz defeated Joshua for the WBF, IBF, IBO, and WBO heavyweight titles.
Following his victory, ‘The Destroyer’ rose to quick fame and fortune. However, his time at the top did not last long as he lost to the British boxer in a rematch. Since his loss, Ruiz fought once against Chris Arreola and won a unanimous decision. Motivated to reclaim his heavyweight crown, Ruiz now is ready for his next challenge.
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“I’m in shape to go 12 hard rounds” – Andy Ruiz looks forward to a victory against Luis Ortiz
On September 4th, Andy Ruiz will continue his quest for a title when he fights against Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Both boxers will compete to secure a lucrative title shot next year.
While Ruiz is one tough fighter, Ortiz will prove to be a stern test for the Mexican. However, ‘The Destroyer’ seems confident of a positive outcome. During an interview, Ruiz said, “I feel great. It means so much for me to be fighting in Los Angeles in front of all of my fans and supporters and I’m just ready to go.” (via DAZN)
“If this ends in a knockout it ends in a knockout. My only goal is to be victorious. I’m in shape to go 12 hard rounds. We’re going to go in there and leave it all in the ring. I’m proof that anything is possible if you work hard and stay disciplined. The main thing right now is just accomplishing our goal Sunday night and leave the ring with my hand raised,” concluded the former heavyweight champion.
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Through his statements, it is pretty evident that Andy Ruiz is confident of himself going into the bout. His confidence mixed with his skillset are guaranteed to entertain fans who tune in to watch the bout between Ruiz and Ortiz. Who do you think will prevail on September 4th? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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