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Andy Ruiz vs. Franklin Lawrence on September 10, UniMas

By Ryan Burton

Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (27-0) has advised BoxingScene.com that he will return to the ring on September 10th on an installment of UniMas' Solo Boxeo series.

The fight card will take place at the Tachi Palace in the Central California town of Lemoore.  Franklin Lawrence (21-2-2) has been mentioned as a possible opponent.

Andy Vences (15-0) will likely be in the co-feature fight if he emerges victorious in his July 9th bout against Moises Delgadillo that takes place at the same venue and will also be televised by UniMas.

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Also, on Saturday, July 16, Ruiz will appear in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions' next "Detroit Brawl" installment at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit.
 
26-year-old Ruiz, from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, is  rated WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7 at heavyweight. Ruiz is the current NABF heavyweight champion and has already made four successful defenses. Before that, he held the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship and made an additional three successful defenses before relinquishing.
 
"I cannot wait to get back into the ring," said Ruiz. "I've got some thunder coming with me to Detroit."
 
Sponsored by Greektown Casino and Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar, tickets for "Detroit Brawl" will be priced at VIP $123, Box Seats $100, Ringside $93, Reserved $63 and $38, and Balcony $28, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and Tickmaster.com.
 
"I am very excited about bringing another sensational show to Detroit that will feature local talent as well as some of the best fighters from around the country and the world," said Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions. "I have a vision of helping Detroit become known as America's Greatest Comeback City and the East Coast hub of professional boxing. With each show, we are showcasing great fighters and building a fan base locally and around the world."
 
Giving the "Detroit Brawl" crowd its usual international flavor will be red-hot welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyer Eubov (10-0, 10 KOs) of Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan making a very special six-round appearance, along with welterweights Giorgi Gelashvili (4-0, 2 KOs) Brooklyn via Georgia and Serdar Hadurbadyev (2-0, 2 KOs) of Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan in other six-round bouts.
 
Making his long-awaited four-round pro debut that night will be "Southpaw Prince" Gheith Karim, a three-time national amateur champion from Dearborn, Michigan. A product of the Kronk Gym, Karim was being touted as a future star by legendary Kronk founder Emanuel Steward since the age of 11. He will compete as a junior middleweight.
 
Also scheduled for action that night are crowd-favorite Detroit prospects including cruiserweight Demetrius Banks (7-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder; middleweight Dorell Van Horn Jr (9-0, 6 KOs) in a six-rounder; as well as Detroit bantamweight Jarico O'Quinn (1-0, 1 KO); super bantamweight Zach Shamoun (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Bloomfield Hills Michigan; and cruiserweight Clarence Dubose (3-0, 3 KOs) of Eastpointe, Michigan, in separate four-rounders.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 06-23-2016

It's crazy that Arreola will be in his 3rd title fight and Ruiz still hasn't had 1.

Comment by joe strong on 06-23-2016

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;16805822]Boxrec shows that Lawrence only fought once this year in March. That said, Lawrence is not a bad opponent for Ruiz. He's a tough fringe contender who's been in with some good opponents. He has been very inactive over the…

Comment by bboy80 on 06-23-2016

Ruiz another fat waste of space heavyweight.

Comment by WTF Huck! on 06-23-2016

If Ruiz was in shape he'd be fighting at cruiserweight and getting beaten up by fighters with unpronounceable names from Africa and the Eastern Bloc.

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-23-2016

A class C+ guy who is ery ordinary and the only two times he's stepped up he's gotten beat ...when is Ruiz ever going to fight a contender or someone ranked in the top 10 ??probably never....

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