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Andy Ruiz on Potential HBO Clash With Joe Hanks

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (18-0), who had a successful return to the ring in March when he knocked out Mathew Greer in the first round of their fight that took place on the Tim Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov undercard last month in California.

"We trained really hard and I stuck to my game plan, hitting him to the body and up top. Everything worked out and now I'm just waiting for my HBO fight," Ruiz explained while also mentioning a possible fight against Joe Hanks that would be televised by HBO if it comes to fruition.

The fight could be part of a June or July tripleheader that will be headlined by Mikey Garcia. Ruiz is very confident that he will leave the ring a winner if that fight gets made. 

"I heard it might be Joe Hanks.  He's an undefeated fighter, I'm an undefeated guy so it should be a good fight.  He's pretty big, tall, with a long reach but I think with my pressure and my speed that I will be too much for him. Exactly what I said when I fought Greer," Ruiz stated.

Ruiz said that he has been working hard to get his weight down. While he will likely never have the sculpted physique of a prime Evander Holyfield or Mike Tyson, Ruiz feels that he can still get down a little lower.  

"I'm training harder and I'm trying to get slimmer," said Ruiz who already has lost more than 50 pounds since his pro debut.  "I fought (my last fight) at 246. That's the lowest I've been. I finished my fight in one round and I felt good. My goal is to get down to 240," he finished.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 04-07-2013

That Andy Ruiz guy is a pretty athletic fat kid! :rofl: He still looked verry fat at 246, i think if he really would be in shape he would be a cruiserweight! He looks worse than Arreola and Solis ever…

Comment by 4Corners on 04-07-2013

Joe Hanks is supposed to be decent.

Comment by joe strong on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=apocalypto;13217689]hes mexican dumbass:nana: future first mexican heavy weight champ:boxing:[/QUOTE] LOL! isn't he a mexican american? i thought he was born in the states...my bad i guess with his waistline i thought he was an american HW who trained at burger…

Comment by U_TALKING_2_ME? on 04-06-2013

Damn i didnt know fat boy was already to 18 & 0, Top Rank really knows how to line em up. but seriously i talked to Ruiz a few times, good for him because he is a good kid

Comment by apocalypto on 04-06-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13217479]these are solid undercard fights that should be made on HBO. american heavyweights fighting each other.[/QUOTE] hes mexican dumbass:nana: future first mexican heavy weight champ:boxing:

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