The bright lights of the championship are distracting, everyone wants to share in the glow, everyone wants a piece of you, new ‘best friends’ and hangers on abound. And I’m not sure self discipline is Ruiz’s best attribute… You could see it with Rahman, he was showing up everywhere, while Lewis quietly trained. I’m not saying Lewis doesn’t win the rematch regardless but, you could tell Rahman lost his focus. And Rahman becomes a footnote in the career of an ATG. So what if Ruiz shows up unfocused or out of shape (I’m not sure what that looks like for Ruiz), and gets ko’d, will AJ become the champion on the way to greatness many fans thought he looked to be before? Or will his status still be suspect and take a serious amount of work to repair? And does Ruiz become a footnote? Albeit he is a far more skilled boxer than Rahman but then again so was Buster Douglas, another footnote...opinions?