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Valuev vs. Ruiz for vacant WBA heavyweight

BERLIN, July 21 (UPI) -- Nikolai Valuev will fight John Ruiz next month for the vacant WBA heavyweight title, the WBA announced.

Ruiz calls on WBA to strip Toney's title

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Boxer John Ruiz called for quick action by the World Boxing Association to strip James Toney of his heavyweight title for failing a drug test.

Taylor strong in latest boxing poll

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor were ranked Nos. 1 and 3 among middleweights in the latest boxing writers' poll released Tuesday.

Poll has Klitschko still top heavyweight

Vitali Klitschko remained atop the world heavyweight rankings Saturday, according to the latest Boxing Writers' Rankings Poll.

McCain to seek pardon for boxer Johnson

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is leading an effort to win a posthumous presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black U.S. heavyweight champion.

Klitschkos go for legacy of Lennox Lewis

LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- With the long-dominant Lennox Lewis off the heavyweight boxing scene, the Klitschko brothers of Ukraine are taking shots at Lewis' legacy.

Report: Lennox Lewis to retire

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis, who endured a star-crossed run as heavyweight champion, will announce his retirement Friday, according to a British radio report.

Toney injured; postpones McCline bout

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- James Toney suffered a torn left Achilles tendon while sparring on Wednesday, forcing him to pull out of his Feb. 7 match against Jameel McCline.

Spinks, Hopkins shine in big fight night

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cory Spinks upset Ricardo Mayorga Saturday night to become boxing's undisputed welterweight champion.

Boxing sees several titles on the line

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Eight titles will be on the line on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Jones wins title bout over Tarver

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Roy Jones Jr. scored a majority decision over WBC-IBF light heavweight champion Antonio Tarver Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Jones to square off against Tarver

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Roy Jones Jr. returns to the weight class he once dominated Saturday night when he takes on WBC-IBF light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver at Mandalay Bay.

Jones to fight Corrie Sanders

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Murad Muhammad, the promoter for Roy Jones, said Friday that the WBA

Lewis bout set for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis will get back into the ring for the first time in over a year when he faces Canadian Kirk Johnson on June 21 at the Staples Center.

Jones takes easy win over Ruiz

LAS VEGAS, March 2 (UPI) -- Roy Jones Jr., giving up more than 30 pounds, dominated John Ruiz for virtually the entire fight Saturday night and easily captured the WBA heavyweight title.
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LVP2001030302 - 3 MARCH 2001 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA: John Ruiz, right, attackes Evander Holyfield during the eleventh round after a knok down of Holyfield, March 3, 2001. nk/Nasser Khan UPI.
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John “The Quiet Man" Ruiz (born January 4, 1972 in Methuen, MA), currently residing in Las Vegas is a professional Puerto Rican-American boxer and former two-time WBA World Heavyweight champion..

His professional record is 43-8-1-1, with 29 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 third time — in controversial fashion, — to Nikolay Valuev. Ruiz lost a rematch for the vacant WBA Heavyweight title with Valuev on August 30th, 2008.

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