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Old 09-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Razor Ruddock, where did it all go wrong?

After watching the memorable fights with Tyson, I cant help but ask if the Tyson Fights really took that much out of him. During the fight I remember on of the commentators (the fight doctor, i think) saying that it was a fight between the two best heavyweights out there. Meaning Ruddock must have been held in better regard than the likes of Bowe, Holyfield, Douglas, Morrison, Mercer, cooper, etc.

What happened to this guy? It seems after the Tyson fight this guy fell the **** off!

He even invented a trash compactor after losing his fortune in boxing

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tJPHVCn_0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tJPHVCn_0[/ame]
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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Well Ruddock lost a brutal slugfest to a Prime Morrison, while very past-prime red-rusty damaged goods himself, so therefore he loses to everyone ever apparently. :/ Or so the haters say.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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Donoven "razor" Ruddock began his career as a fairly respectable boxer who used the ring and the jab quite effectively.. After Stopping James Broad in one round sometime around 1987 or 88, his people discovered that he had real heavyweight power.. From that point forth, all of his training emphasis was placed on punching rather than boxing... This strategy got him past an aging Smith and Michael Dokes... Even proved to have some good moments against Tyson... But abandoning his boxing ability rendered him a poor match for Lennox Lewis, leaving him only his powerful left, which was not a particularly useful weopon against Lennox.... Upon losing to Lewis, he had fallen in the ratings, and knew his chance at getting a title shot was nil.... he had made some decent money afterall, and resumed a low profile, low risk career, by basically establishing himself as Canada's best fight, taking only one more BIG fight with Morrison years later....... From what I've read, he lives comfortably now, making money off his endorsed product and still has most of his brains in tact...
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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You know what's funny? I just picked up this old issue of Boxing Scene detailing this prospect "Razor" Ruddock who has a sharp left hook. It's nuts to see how things went awry.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: Razor Ruddock, where did it all go wrong?

In an interview on Sky (at the start of the year i think), Lennox Lewis said he still talks to Razor. He said he still goes to the gym and was telling Lewis he was contemplating coming back because he felt he didn't accomplish what he wanted.

Not word for word but along those lines.

He did disappear from the world scene quickly, and going by what Mr Magoo said, it sounds like he had lost the hunger.

It's good to hear he is living comfortably.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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Wasn't there also some surgical procedure that he had done...that went bad and pretty much finished his career off? This was late...and he did come back for a couple of fights...but he was way past it then.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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Ruddock no doubt had all the physical tools to compete with the best of them. His focus too much on punching power may have stunted his growth as a fighter. I also read somehwere (cant remember where) they said that he focused a lot on strength building (probably lifting weights) and after a while he lost all his boxing skills and became to imobile in the ring. Cannot confirm this but I will say if you look atthe Tyson fights he was just trying to land bombs on tyson and not actually following a game plan where he should have used his jab, and punched from the outside! BY then he should have known that a stiff jab, moving around would beat mike tyson. but he went bomb for bomb, he took some hard shots from Tyson in the first fight especially to the body. I was wondering why this guy was still up!
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Razor Ruddock, where did it all go wrong?

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In an interview on Sky (at the start of the year i think), Lennox Lewis said he still talks to Razor. He said he still goes to the gym and was telling Lewis he was contemplating coming back because he felt he didn't accomplish what he wanted.

Not word for word but along those lines.

He did disappear from the world scene quickly, and going by what Mr Magoo said, it sounds like he had lost the hunger.

It's good to hear he is living comfortably.
I would love to see this interview if you happen to see it again on youtube..
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
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I thought it went rather well for Razor.

A man who lost to David Jaco, went on to have two huge money fights. That led to some considering he would come out on top in the supposed four man tournament that also included the undefeated fighters Bowe, Holyfield and Lewis.

He then made good money on a comeback and retired and seemingly was smart with his money. Ruddock, as far as the sport goes, overachieved.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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I thought it went rather well for Razor.

A man who lost to David Jaco, went on to have two huge money fights. That led to some considering he would come out on top in the supposed four man tournament that also included the undefeated fighters Bowe, Holyfield and Lewis.

He then made good money on a comeback and retired and seemingly was smart with his money. Ruddock, as far as the sport goes, overachieved.
yeah but i always thought he could have won a title. especially considerring Morrison and Moorer won one. with that being said isnt it sad with all the alphabet titles they have ?

i heard holyfield is a heavyweight champ today..
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: Razor Ruddock, where did it all go wrong?

an old clip but he's appeared on the show from time to time. last one i saw from around 3 years ago i believe

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ_HqyvP3hw[/ame]

razor still seems pretty "sharp"...
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #12
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Went as far as his ability could take him. Huge puncher and very durable in the Tyson fights, but wasn't likely to deal with a more skilled boxer like Lewis or even Morrison.

As others noted, he has done well by boxing and boxing did well by him. Loved watching him fight -- true warrior mentality and wasn't one to ever back down.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #13
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ruddock had a lot of problems outside the ring/ fighting with girlfriends over rings/ his niteclub in florida went belly up/ he got sued by don king( don king had a 3 fight cotract with ruddock and murad muhammad after the 2 tyson fights....ruddock fought page then jackson.........with king.........then he went and fought lennox without king and king sued him for 40 million bucks(which i doubt ruddock even had)....then after lewis fight ruddock dumped murad muhammad and went to king(so king would drop the lawsuit....ruddock fought1 fight under king against anthony wade...his body looked great but he looked lack luster...........then king had ruddock lined up to fight the following guys but b4 each bout ruddock would pull out...sampson pouha...ray anis....and a few other guys...after ruddocks contract with king ran out..........ruddock went back to murad muhammad and got a fight with morrison....and delroy ruddocks brother fuked him over and sighned sum documents in ruddocks name(lots of stuff behind the scenes)...so by the time ruddock fought morrison ruddock fought 10 rds in 28 months.......and even when morrison fought terry anderson on usa network as a tuneup for ruddock....ruddock was supposed to be on the same card against a stiff as a tuneup but ruddock pulled out due to a toothache/ in 1993 ruddock got sued by janks morton who was under contract to be razor trainer for yrs....but ruddock dropped him and used slim robinson / and janks sued ruddock in 93 for 1 million dollars and won( i have the court hearing on vhs...onn a tv show called court tv)..........by the time ruddock fought morrison he was shot not only pysically but mentally of the boxing game.............MY 2 CENTS WORTH ON DONOVAN RAZOR RUDDOCK
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:54 PM   #14
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ruddock had a lot of problems outside the ring/ fighting with girlfriends over rings/ his niteclub in florida went belly up/ he got sued by don king( don king had a 3 fight cotract with ruddock and murad muhammad after the 2 tyson fights....ruddock fought page then jackson.........with king.........then he went and fought lennox without king and king sued him for 40 million bucks(which i doubt ruddock even had)....then after lewis fight ruddock dumped murad muhammad and went to king(so king would drop the lawsuit....ruddock fought1 fight under king against anthony wade...his body looked great but he looked lack luster...........then king had ruddock lined up to fight the following guys but b4 each bout ruddock would pull out...sampson pouha...ray anis....and a few other guys...after ruddocks contract with king ran out..........ruddock went back to murad muhammad and got a fight with morrison....and delroy ruddocks brother fuked him over and sighned sum documents in ruddocks name(lots of stuff behind the scenes)...so by the time ruddock fought morrison ruddock fought 10 rds in 28 months.......and even when morrison fought terry anderson on usa network as a tuneup for ruddock....ruddock was supposed to be on the same card against a stiff as a tuneup but ruddock pulled out due to a toothache/ in 1993 ruddock got sued by janks morton who was under contract to be razor trainer for yrs....but ruddock dropped him and used slim robinson / and janks sued ruddock in 93 for 1 million dollars and won( i have the court hearing on vhs...onn a tv show called court tv)..........by the time ruddock fought morrison he was shot not only pysically but mentally of the boxing game.............MY 2 CENTS WORTH ON DONOVAN RAZOR RUDDOCK
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no prob i was a ruddock fan/ so i always kept to date with donovan
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