Former Heavyweight boxer from Canada nicknamed "Razor" due to his powerful jabs. He is best known for knockouts of boxers like fellow Heavyweight champion Michael Dokes.
He began his professional career in 1982, winning eight of his first nine fights.
He required ten months of physical rehabilitation after it was discovered that he suffered from a rare respiratory disease.
His brother, Delroy, was previously his manager.
Former Heavyweight Mike Tyson described the blows Ruddock inflicted on him as being the most brutal he ever experienced in the ring.