Advertisement
Advertisement

Ruiz-Gutierrez Eliminator Ordered For Leo Santa Cruz

By Jake Donovan

A super bantamweight title eliminator has been ordered by the World Boxing Council (WBC) between Hugo Ruiz and Andres Gutierrez, BoxingScene.com was informed Tuesday morning.

The respective camps for the aforementioned fighters have 30 days to negotiate terms for a forthcoming fight, or will otherwise be subject to a purse bid hearing slated for August 25 in Mexico City.

Gutierrez fights under the Canelo Promotions banner; Ruiz is represented by Promociones del Pueblo. Both are regulars on Mexican network giant Televisa.

The winner of such a fight will be named mandatory challenger to unbeaten 122 lb. titlist Leo Santa Cruz, who is tentatively scheduled for an optional defense in the chief support to the highly anticipated rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana on September 13 in Las Vegas.

Gutierrez (29-0, 22KOs) has been on a roll ever since turning pro in 2009. The 21-year old contender rose to prominence with a 5th round knockout of Salvador Sanchez—nephew to the late, great former featherweight champion of the same name—in April ’13. The win helped initiate his run towards title contention, having also scored victories over Rey Perez and Ernie Sanchez in WBC-sanctioned bouts.

Ruiz (34-1, 3KOs) gained a reputation as one of the hardest hitting bantamweights in the world, including three straight knockouts heading into his lone title fight to date (excluding ‘interim’ belts). The experience proved controversial, dropping a hotly contested split decision to Koki Kameda in their Dec. ’12 bantamweight title fight.

The 27-year old puncher has since won three straight. The most significant of that stretch—a majority decision over former flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Miranda last September—was an indicator that killing himself to make bantamweight was no longer beneficial to his career.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 07-31-2014

i can understand peoples frustrations with rigo/lsc not getting made, and sometimes when they try to marinate the fights too long it sometimes ruins these big fights like floyd/pac jml/gamboa ect... but we have to remember that sometimes this is…

Comment by Cubanstyle on 07-30-2014

[QUOTE=hamada44;14808814]How is ruiz a hard hitter when hes goy 3 kos.[/QUOTE] Well, the guy do have some impressive record of 34-2 and 30 of those by KO, but you have to take a look at what he has fought. Of…

Comment by apocalypto on 07-29-2014

This is a great fight either fighter would put up a great fight against leo or any other fighter. This is going to be a war nd I dont know who will win. Ruiz should already be a champ

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-29-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14808844]No he didnt. They said they wanted 3 more fights then rigo. Three more fights... NOW thats a joke![/QUOTE] I am all for defending my countrymen but I will never stand behind bs. I have always liked LSC…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-29-2014

[QUOTE=Cubanstyle;14808690][B]I understand your point but Leo already said he was ready for Rigo [/B]creating a hype for a possible fight on Sep 13th, which is what fans are demanding at this moment,, but I also understand he will try to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash Luke Campbell Focused, Aims To Do a Job on Argenis Mendez Otto Wallin Faces Osborne Machimana on September 10th Liam Walsh to meet Andrey Klimov in IBF final eliminator Leo Santa Cruz Fearful Frampton Won’t Come To Fight Saturday Loeffler on GGG-Brook: The Best at 147 Facing The Best at 160 Bradley Warns: Crawford Can Win, But Pacquiao is NO Postol HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement