John Ruiz is one of the most renowned Boxers, born on 4 January 1972 in the United States. He is the first Latino Heavyweight Champion and twice WBA Heavyweight Champion. John Ruiz’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
John Ruiz is an American former professional boxer of Puerto Rican descent from 1992-2010. He held the WBA heavyweight title twice between 2001 and 2005 and was the first Latino boxer to win a world heavyweight title.
After Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in the heavyweight title at the end of 1999, the WBA ordered Lewis to defend the title against Ruiz, but Lewis refused. Though he had been undefeated since a loss against David Tua in 1996, the only name he had beaten till now was a nearly 40-year-old Tony Tucker.
|Date of Birth||4 January 1972|
|Age||50 Years, 6 Months, 27 Days|
|Place of Birth||Chelsea|
|Country||United States of America|
John Ruiz is among the richest Boxers and also the most popular. According to data, John Ruiz’s net worth is approximately $1.5 million.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Source of Income||Boxer|
|House||Living in own house|
|Height||6 feet 2 inch|
|Body Measurements||Under Review|
According to records, John Ruiz married Maribelle Ruiz. Till now, there is no record of John Ruiz dating anyone. There are no records of past relationships with John Ruiz.
Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Siblings: Not Known
Spouse: Maribelle Ruiz
Children(s): Not Known
On 17 April 2004, Ruiz fought the first defense of his second world title. He contained it with an eleventh-round technical knockout of Fres Oquendo at Madison Square Garden, US. It was the first time two Hispanics/Latinos faced each other for a world heavyweight title.
To date, Ruiz’s professional record is 44–9–1–1, with 30 knockouts. After years of criticism from the boxing press and his fans, he retired upon his second loss of the WBA title on 30 April 2005. He un-retired 10 days after discovering that James Toney had tested positive for anabolic steroids. Moreover, a unanimous-decision defeat was reversed to a no-contest. The WBA ordered that Ruiz would retain the title. Ruiz then filed a lawsuit against James Toney, claiming that he impaired Ruiz’s boxing career.
However, On 17 December 2005, he lost his title for the first time in a controversial fashion to Nikolai Valuev. Ruiz lost a rematch for the vacant WBA Heavyweight title with Valuev on 30 August 2008, again controversially.
Professional boxing record
55 fights 44 wins 9 losses
By knockout 30 2
By decision 13 7
By disqualification 1 0
No contests 1