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John Ruiz boxer

John Ruiz image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1992-08-20
Born 1972-01-04
Nationality USA
Residence Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
bouts
55
won
44
lost
9
draw
1
bouts
55
won
44
lost
9
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1992-08-20
Born 1972-01-04
Nationality USA
Residence Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

His professional record is 44–9–1–1, with 30 knockouts. Frustrated by years of criticism from the boxing press and fans, he retired upon his second loss of the WBA title on April 30, 2005 (to James "Lights-Out" Toney). Ruiz un-retired in 10 days, after finding out that James Toney had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The official outcome, a unanimous-decision defeat, was changed to a no-contest; the WBA ordered that Ruiz retain the title. Ruiz then filed a lawsuit against Toney, claiming that he had damaged Ruiz's boxing career (due to Toney's use of illegal steroids before their bout).On December 17, 2005, he lost his title for the first time — in controversial fashion, — to Nikolai Valuev. Ruiz lost a rematch for the vacant WBA Heavyweight title with Valuev on August 30, 2008, once again in controversial fashion.

His professional record is 44–9–1–1, with 30 knockouts. Frustrated by years of criticism from the boxing press and fans, he retired upon his second loss of the WBA title on April 30, 2005 (to James "Lights-Out" Toney). Ruiz un-retired in 10 days, after finding out that James Toney had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The official outcome, a unanimous-decision defeat, was changed to a no-contest; the WBA ordered that Ruiz retain the title. Ruiz then filed a lawsuit against Toney, claiming that he had damaged Ruiz's boxing career (due to Toney's use of illegal steroids before their bout).On December 17, 2005, he lost his title for the first time — in controversial fashion, — to Nikolai Valuev. Ruiz lost a rematch for the vacant WBA Heavyweight title with Valuev on August 30, 2008, once again in controversial fashion.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 3, 2010 David Haye WWWWWW M.E.N. Arena, Manchester LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 2009 Adnan Serin WLWDLL Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg (Nürnberg) WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 2008 Nikolay Valuev WWWLWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 8, 2008 Jameel McCline WWWWLL Plaza de Toros, Cancun WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 13, 2007 Otis Tisdale LLLWWW Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 2006 Ruslan Chagaev WWWWWW Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 17, 2005 Nikolay Valuev WWWWWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg LOSS
Majority decision
April 30, 2005 James Toney WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York
ND
Nov. 13, 2004 Andrew Golota WWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 17, 2004 Fres Oquendo WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 2003 Hasim Rahman WWWLLD Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 2003 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 27, 2002 Kirk Johnson WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
DQ
Dec. 15, 2001 Evander Holyfield WWDLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket DRAW
Split-decision
March 3, 2001 Evander Holyfield WWWDLW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 2000 Evander Holyfield WWWWDL Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1999 Thomas Williams WWWWWW Grand Casino, Tunica NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1999 Fernely Feliz WWWWWW Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1999 Mario Cawley WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1998 Jerry Ballard WWWWWD Georgia Dome, Atlanta vacant NABA Heavyweight

NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1998 Tony Tucker LWWLWW Ice Palace, Tampa NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1997 Ray Anis WWWWLW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 14, 1997 James Thunder LWWWWW Hale Arena, Kansas City WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 26, 1996 Yuri Yelistratov WWWLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 25, 1996 Nathaniel Fitch LWLLWL The Roxy, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1996 Greg Pickrom LWWWWW The Roxy, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1996 Doug Davis LLLLLL The Roxy, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1996 David Tua WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 7, 1995 Steve Pannell WWWLWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 1995 Willie Jackson WWLWLL Somerville WIN
KO
June 16, 1995 Derrick Roddy LWLWL Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark vacant World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 17, 1995 Michael Murray LWLLLW Ipswich WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1995 Jack Basting LWLLLW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1995 Boris Powell WWWWWW Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1994 Rick Sullivan WLWLLW The Roxy, Boston WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1994 Danell Nicholson LWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 25, 1994 Muhammad Askia LLLLLL Revere vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1994 Julius Francis WWWWWW Colston Hall, Bristol WIN
KO
Nov. 27, 1993 Carl Williams WWLLLW Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland WIN
Points
Nov. 3, 1993 Cordwell Hylton WLLLDL Whitchurch Sports Centre, Bristol WIN
Points
Aug. 12, 1993 Sergey Kobozev WWWWWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis LOSS
Split-decision
June 25, 1993 Exum Speight LLLLLW Chelsea Armory, Chelsea WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 1993 George Chambers National Guard Armory, Chelsea WIN
KO
April 16, 1993 Mark Sonnier WLWWL Cyclorama Building, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
April 3, 1993 Juan Quintana DLLLWL Somerville WIN
Points
March 20, 1993 Lorenzo Poole LLL Wonderland Greyhound Park, Revere WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1993 Derrick Jones Whitman Armory, Whitman WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1993 Phil Prince LLLWLL Suffolk Downs, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1993 Miguel Rosa LLLLLL National Guard Armory, Chelsea WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 16, 1993 John Basil Jackson LLLLLL Belmont WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1992 Jesus Rohena LLLLLW Teachers Union Hall, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1992 John Basil Jackson LLLLLL Wonderland Ballroom, Revere WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1992 Barry Kirton WWLWLL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1992 Mike Vasser Wonderland Greyhound Park, Revere WIN
KO
Aug. 20, 1992 Kevin Parker WDW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision