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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.

User Comments and Feedback
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…

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