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Andy Ruiz Return is Eyed For Date in May or June

The return of former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is budgeted for a date in May or June, according to sources close to the boxer who spoke to ESPN Deportes.

According to the sources, Ruiz could return to the gym in the month of February or March with a view to returning to the ring in the second half of May or even June.

Ruiz is currently spend time with his family and staying away from the limelight.

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In June 2019, Ruiz became an overnight sensation when he shocked the entire boxing world with a seventh round stoppage of heavily favored Anthony Joshua to capture the WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Ruiz accepted that fight on late notice after the original opponent, Jarrell Miller, was pulled from the bout after testing positive for banned substances.

But the newly found celebrity status was overwhelming for Ruiz, who spent two months partying in celebration - instead of training.

He arrived at training camp late, and was overweight for his December rematch with Joshua.

Ruiz was unable to put his punches together, he was very sluggish with his movements, and all of that allowed Joshua to easily outbox him for a lopsided twelve round decision win.

There are numerous options for Ruiz, within the Premier Boxing Champions stables and beyond. In his return, he could face Dominic Breazeale, Gerald Washington, Adam Kownacki, or several others.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to get Ruiz in the ring with WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

Ruiz is 30 years old and has a 33-2 professional record with 22 knockouts. Besides the defeat to Joshua, the Mexican boxer lost a very close twelve round decision to former WBO world champion Joseph Parker in 2016.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Kezzer on 01-19-2020

[QUOTE=Skinny kinny;20334617]You don’t even believe that[/QUOTE] Would Ortiz be a strong favourite against Ruiz or kownacki? I don’t think so. I could see either beating ortiz

Comment by Skinny kinny on 01-19-2020

[QUOTE=Kezzer;20326474]Ruiz and kownacki could beat Ortiz, heck - we don’t even know if Martin might?[/QUOTE] You don’t even believe that

Comment by Skinny kinny on 01-19-2020

[QUOTE=BoxOfficer;20325372]They won't. If someone goes in there and beats Ortiz so soon, it takes away Wilder's shine. Ortiz should fight either Ruiz, Martin, or Kownacki. No one else in PBC is acceptable to me, not even Breazeale, who gets too…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 01-16-2020

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;20327916]So true! At the very least, he was able to become the [B]first[/B] Mexican HW champ. Some guys are good enough to become champions, but not good enough (or disciplined enough) to remain champ. Green K![/QUOTE] :fing02: :lol1: @ the…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 01-16-2020

[QUOTE=Monty Fisto;20327130]I rate Ruiz's punching ability, his ability to throw fast combos, [B]but there's a big question mark over his committment -- if he couldn't motivate himself to train properly for his first title defence, how's he going to motivate…

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