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(Boxing) Diego De La Hoya Defeats Erik Ruiz By Unanimous Decision

(Boxing) Diego De La Hoya Defeats Erik Ruiz By Unanimous Decision

Diego De La Hoya won his 18 Bout against Erik Ruiz at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday night, out-pointing his opponent (100-90) by two judges and the art judge gave (99-91). 

The game was one-sided, and with his famous cousin Oscar De La Hoya and promoter standing by the ring, He will no doubt agree, He had made him proud fighting at that pace, He was quicker, faster and threw many combinations, Jabs and totalled over 40%of the power shots in the fight (175-of-440). Ruiz was much slower, punching out one at a time, sending in a few Solid Upper Cuts but couldn't slow down the non-Stoping De La Hoya.

"The sparring [partners] during camp [were] much heavier and bigger than Ruiz, so my opponent did not hurt me at all tonight," De La Hoya said through an interpreter. "When I got hit, it woke me up and gave me the confidence to do my thing. I didn't give Ruiz the opportunity to slow me down with anything he threw at me."
"I want to take advantage of these opportunities to grow and build my career,"

"I'm very motivated because of my newborn son. I'll sit down soon with Oscar and Eric at Golden Boy to figure out what comes next. Thank you to [trainer] Joel Diaz for the amazing camp that he had for me."

According to CompuBox punch statistics, De La Hoya landed 219 of 673 punches overall (33 percent) and Ruiz connected with 119 of 514 blows (23 percent). The 22 year old Ruiz from Mexico had his game on from start but Ruiz (16-7-1, 6 KOs), 26, of Oxnard, California, came forward throughout the fight

Ruiz said after the fight, he doesn't think the Mexican showed all his skills today and that the fight was much closer than the judges saw.

"Diego is a good fighter," Ruiz said. "I respect him and give him props. I didn't expect him to box as much as he did. I thought it was closer than the judges saw it, but the last name says it all. I felt his power here and there but not as much as I expected. I thought my power hurt him more than he hurt me. I don't think Diego showed enough of his skills today. He ran more than he showed his skills."

Watch Full Video Highlights Of The Fight Below 

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