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  1. News from the boxing world

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: " The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 2014 class of inductees on Wednesday: former heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, former middleweight contender Peter Manfredo, referee Michael Ortega, IBF pre...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. John Ruiz turns promoter

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-time heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, who retired after being stopped in the ninth round challenging then-titleholder David Haye in 2010, is back in boxing -- as a promoter. Ruiz announced that he is "New England's newest combat sport pro...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  3. Tua's latest comeback delayed

    Dan Rafael

    Remember heavyweight David Tua? At one time, in the second half of the 1990s, the Samoan knockout artist from New Zealand was the No. 1 contender. He was powering through the division and knocking out everyone, including several top opponents of h...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  4. What If ... Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight in 2003?

    Brian Campbell

    What if Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight after beating John Ruiz for a title in 2003? Might his superhuman reputation have held up in the division and changed how we remember him today?

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  5. John Ruiz, Dana Rosenblatt at Aviator

    Michael Woods

    New England was in da house in Brooklyn, N.Y., with former pugs John Ruiz, the ex-heavyweight champ from Methuen, Mass., and "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt from Malden, Mass., in the arena at the Aviator Complex on Saturday. Ruiz was there because his a...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  6. Floyd Mayweather-Andre Ward is a pipe dream

    Michael Woods

    I posted a "What if?" piece late Monday night, talking about a Floyd Mayweather-Andre Ward match. I thought it was pretty self evident that I didn't think this fight would ever actually happen, but a bunch of readers reached out out to me and poked m...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  7. Ring 8 holiday gala report

    Michael Woods

    Every now and again, especially after I've watched two guys whale away at each other, and I ponder the loss of brain cells and potential long-term damage, I need to be reminded about the best elements of boxing. I got some of that on Sunday afternoon...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  8. John Ruiz: 'Evander Holyfield came to fight'

    Gabrielle Paese

    John Ruiz, the only Latino heavyweight champion in boxing history, recently visited ESPN's Bristol, Conn., campus to discuss his decorated amateur and pro careers and his latest venture, Quietman Sports Gym.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  9. Boxer John Ruiz

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, former two-time boxing heavyweight champion John Ruiz stops by to chat about the sport, as well as celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Ruiz, a Massachusetts native, became the first Latino heavyweight champion ...

    Chat | September 14, 2011
  10. Australia go down to Costa Rica

    Angela Habashy

    Australia have lost 3-2 to Costa Rica in their second group match at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  11. Young Socceroos lose to Costa Rica

    Angela Habashy

    Australia have lost 3-2 to Costa Rica in their second group match at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  12. John Ruiz, former heavyweight champion, retires from boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time heavyweight champion John Ruiz announced his retirement after an 18-year professional career on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2010
  13. It's time for Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. to retire

    Dan Rafael

    Who hurt more: Bernard Hopkins, a victim of numerous fouls and low blows against Roy Jones Jr., or the fight fans, who dished out big bucks for a pay-per-view that hardly delivered?

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  14. David Haye stops John Ruiz with TKO to retain WBA title in Manche...

    David Haye made a successful first defense of his WBA heavyweight title, knocking down John Ruiz four times Saturday before the American challenger's corner stopped the fight in the ninth round.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2010
  15. David Haye looking beyond John Ruiz to possible fight with Klitsc...

    David Haye is already looking beyond Saturday's heavyweight title defense against John Ruiz to a unification bout with either of the Klitschkos.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  16. James Toney signs with UFC

    Boxer James Toney is taking a crack at mixed martial arts, signing a multifight deal with UFC.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2010