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Old 05-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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Default Re: John Ruiz Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by Zakman View Post
You have GOT to be kidding me. Ruiz cheated his opponents of their opportunity to win fights WITHIN the rules, and he cheated the fans of seeing the legitimate boxing matches they paid to see. And his connections with King allowed him to get away with it.

Ruiz is a fraud, in the truest sense of the word. A glorified clubfighter who used his connections to get away with repeated rulebreaking to attain a status in this sport his ability didn't merit. He deserves NOTHING but scorn for this.
Sounds exactly like Bernard Hopkins to me , just replace King with Hopkins' connections . Bernard is a much more acute example of your statements above.
So I say , if you recognize Bernard then you must consider Ruiz as a clean fighter nonetheless .
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