Andy Ruiz Inks Agreement With Al Haymon, Heads To PBC

By Rick Reeno has been advised by sources that heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (31-1, 20 KOs) has signed on with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

Haymon works with well over a 100 other fighters and is the founder of Premier Boxing Champions, who have content deals with Showtime and Fox Sports.

Ruiz, who is trained by Manny Robles, was last seen in the ring back in July of 218 when he won a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Kevin Johnson.


According to sources, Ruiz bought out the remainder of his promotional agreement with Top Rank.

Haymon has numerous heavyweight fighters under his banner, including WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale, Efe Ajagba, Joe Joyce, Gerald Washington, Charles Martin, Adam Kownacki, Michael Hunter, Luis Ortiz and several others.

In his biggest fight to date, Ruiz traveled to New Zealand in December of 2016 to fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title - and lost a razor close twelve round unanimous decision to a then undefeated Joseph Parker. Ruiz and his trainer at the time, Abel Sanchez, felt they were robbed on the cards.

He was then inactive until March  2018.

Ruiz has power and fast hands, but the biggest criticism on the fighter is his weight - which goes up and down from year to year. Over the last few years, Ruiz's weight has ranged from 272 to 248. He weighed 252 for his fight with Johnson.

Tags: Al Haymon image   Andy Ruiz image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 01-13-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19426195]no doubt. ENDS Dominic with that defense. Andy gives trouble to any HW not in the top 3 IMO.[/QUOTE] I'm hoping he fights at least 3 times this year. He wasted way too much time sitting on the shelf with…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=Santa_;19425065]Ruiz would beat the brakes off of Breazeale.[/QUOTE] no doubt. ENDS Dominic with that defense. Andy gives trouble to any HW not in the top 3 IMO.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=Mastrangelo;19426120]He fought one world class opponent... was in best shape ever - still his conditioning costed him the fight. So yeah, He's not in real shape for World Class Athlethe by any means.[/QUOTE] Ruiz beat Parker is a pretty popular…

Comment by Marchegiano on 01-12-2019

That year plus break was kind of ****.

Comment by Mastrangelo on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19424727]have you ever watched the guy fight? or just looked at him with his shirt off? This isn't professional bodybuilding. Andy is in shape, and he's faster than most heavyweights.[/QUOTE] He fought one world class opponent... was in best shape…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Linares: Cano Surprised Me, I Felt Better at 135 - Hard To Make It Demetrius Andrade: Put Golovkin in Front of Me - I'll Destroy Him! Why Most of Us Still Root For Manny Pacquiao Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia

Latest Active Forum Threads