If he wins the rematch we can say there's no point in tune-up fights. But if he gets KO'd again, everyone will see the sense in tune-ups. Being KO'd twice in a row by the same guy might end his career. But if he was to get some wins under his belt in the meantime (and, no, they don't have to be bums or Schwarz level. They can be decent contenders), his confidence and momentum will be reinviograted and he can have 2 or 3 extra training camps to learn and develop before facing Ruiz again. .... AND make some money while doing it .... and in that case, even if he loses again to Ruiz, it's not as bad as losing twice in a row this year. It he wants to take the risk, good luck to him. If he wins, it will be more impressive. But for a man who talks about being another 10 years in the game, the tune-up approach makes a lot of sense.