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Old 02-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #92
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Default Re: The best of...Heavyweight Prospects

As for Ruiz, I just don't see what some of you see.

Potential? Maybe. The chance of him ever slimming down, to where he won't gass out in the later rounds against a top opponent, is almost zero.

He has speed, but surprisingly little power. That's partly because he doesn't sit on his punches properly: His back foot is planted, but it's actually too far back, and then he always leans forward when he throws, which negates that support. (it also exposes his chin)

Maybe with the right trainer, he could improve his balance & thus his power. - But that's a HUGE change to make, and I'll be very surprised if it ever happens.
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