Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bob Arum Pleased With Performance By Andy Ruiz

By Steve Kim

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz improved to 26-0 (17 KO's) by pounding out an eight round decision over veteran journeyman Raphael Zumbrano on Saturday night the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He looked much sharper than he did on September 26th when he out-pointed Joell Godfrey, in what was his first fight in over nine months.

"I thought he fought a real tough guy in a sense that the guy was like a rock, he took everything," said promoter Bob Arum of Ruiz's performance.

"And the thing that I loved about Andy was his punch rate and the fact it kept up for all eight rounds."

And Top Rank plans on keeping the 26-year old active. He is already scheduled for the December 5th card in Fresno, California, which is headlined by 2012 U.S. Olympian, Jose Ramirez on UniMas. Ruiz, who fought as high as 272 pound last year, has lost a significant amount of weight recently. This past weekend he weighed in at 248.75 pounds.

"What we had to do, as you saw, we did a hurry-up job on him in the latter part of the year once he took the weight off and was back on track and you see we have him fighting every month," said Arum.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Bob Arum image   Andy Ruiz image   50 Cent image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 10-26-2015

He weighed in at 238, he's not that far off. That about where he will be. 25 pounds less than last year. Everytime I see a thread on him people want him to lose more weight - if he was…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 10-26-2015

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;16170460]He needs to stop studying Chris Arreola tapes and watch Joe Louis knock out 80+ inch reach Max Baer and Prototype-Klitschko Primo Carnera.[/QUOTE] lol, he shpuld watch it but Ruiz and Louis' names shouldnt be used in the same sentence…

Comment by Corelone on 10-26-2015

He'll never get where he wants to go the way he is. 215 is too small, but 230 would be a huge improvement. Lose some and move some. Get rid of the moobs.

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 10-26-2015

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;16170437]Boxrec has Ruiz listed at 6'2", 215lbs should be an ideal weight for him, itd make him a really small HW though. Usually big guys like him lose confidence with their weight loss because it takes away their advantage, this…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 10-26-2015

Boxrec has Ruiz listed at 6'2", 215lbs should be an ideal weight for him, itd make him a really small HW though. Usually big guys like him lose confidence with their weight loss because it takes away their advantage, this…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement