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Andy Ruiz Aims To Be First Mexican Heavyweight Champ

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz Jr. (19-0) who will face fellow unbeaten prospect Joe Hanks (21-0) on July 27th in Macau, China.  The fight will take place on the undercard of 2 time Olympic Gold medalist Zou Shiming's (1-0) second professional fight which is against Jesus Ortega (3-1). 

Ruiz's most recent fight took place on June 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The Mexican fighter blasted out Carl Davis less than a minute into the fight to secure the fight against Hanks.  Ruiz said that everything went according to plan.

 "All of that hard work and dedication paid off.  I knew that I had to win this fight to get to China and that is what I came to do.  I knew that this fight was important in that it would take me to bigger and better places.  I just wanted to get it over with and knock him out," Ruiz stated.

The 23-year-old has been lost over 50 pounds since making his pro debut and has been improving at an accelerated pace. Three of his last four fights have ended with a first round knockouts while the other fight ended via a third round knockout.  Ruiz doesn't expect an easy fight in Macau but looks at it as a necessary step on the way to challenging for a world title. Ruiz finished our conversation by saying that he planned on making history by becoming the first Mexican heavyweight champion. 

"I know that he is training hard.  I am training hard as well.  Everybody tune in on July 27th, it is going to be great fight for everyone.  I am going to be the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion!" Ruiz told BoxingScene.com.

The Ruiz-Hanks fight will likely be shown on tape delay that evening on UniMas' Solo Boxeo Series.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-19-2013

I like Ruiz very much ,BUT, w/those terribly quick hands & good power, he needs more strength and tone/muscle...he 's still 2 heavy...better opposition 2 get him into bouts beyond 5 rounds will help...he's got a shot @ a title…

Comment by bose on 06-19-2013

He need to build more muscle but leave the mass. He looks to be a very solid fighter. I would even say he is more skilled than Arreola. Not sure if he hits harder than Arreola but i have no…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 06-18-2013

What are some fights to watch on this guy? Against someone decent.

Comment by deanrw on 06-18-2013

I just hope he gets himself in shape. He is amazing to watch. Great Fluid Punches and speed

Comment by apocalypto on 06-18-2013

By the time ruiz gets his first title shot the klits will be long gone so he has a great chance to accomplish this feat. He has the fastest hands in the heavy weight division with boxing skills

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