John Ruiz

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Birthday
4, 1972
Birthplace
Chelsea, MA
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Chelsea, MA

About

The first Latino Heavyweight Champion, and a 2-time WBA Heavyweight Champion.

Before Fame

His first professional fight was a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Parker on August 20, 1992.

Trivia

He retired in 2005 after losing to James Tony, but came out of retirement 10 days later after it was discovered that Tony had used anabolic steroids; thus resulting in Ruiz retaining his WBA title.

Family Life

He married Maribelle Ruiz in 2000.

Associated With

He fought 3 consecutive fights against Evander Holyfield, all of which ended with different outcomes: win, loss, and draw.