We are waiting for the WBA to immediately implement its ruleRuiz calls on WBA to strip Toney's title May 12, 2005
I got the opportunity to show the world that Kirk Johnson is the best heavyweight on the planet. I don't careLewis bout set for Los Angeles Apr 24, 2003
He came into the dressing room before the fight and said there would be no hitting and holding on the breakJones takes easy win over Ruiz Mar 02, 2003
I feel that he's still searching for a way to get out of this fightJones no-show at fight announcement Nov 07, 2002
It's great for me to be able to defend my title at homeHolyfield fights Ruiz, Father Time Dec 14, 2001
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.