Two highly ranked heavyweight fighters Andy Ruiz Jr, a former unified world Heavyweight champion and Luis Ortiz, a two time heavyweight world title challenger will collide in the Main Event of an action packed FOX Sports Fight Card, taking place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on September 4th.
Ortiz is coming off an impressive sixth round stoppage victory over Charles Martin, overcoming two knockdowns in the first and fourth rounds to eventually win that fight. Ortiz is regarded as one of the most dangerous fighters in the heavyweight division but spotting a dangerous opponent ahead of a fight is an attribute rarely acknowledged by fighters in the boxing world.
“Andy is very dangerous. There is no doubt about that. He’s proved it many times over. There isn’t a heavyweight who is willing to get in the ring and is not a dangerous fighter. I am very cautious of that every time I get into the ring,” said Ortiz.
“My hands are going to do the talking in the ring. I don’t move in slow motion or reverse. My hands are just as fast.”
Ruiz Jr (34-2, 22 KOs) also displayed a good chin in one of his most recent fights, over coming a knockdown in the third round of his fight with Anthony Joshua to win the fight with a technical knockout, scoring four knockdowns in the process with the first scored immediately after visiting the canvas.
Ruiz Jr is no doubt a tough opponent and that has been linked with a lot of fighters from his Origin and country Mexico. However, Ortiz will like to remind everyone, he has a record and an equally regarded origin like Ruiz Jr.
“Cuba versus Mexico — two great countries. We’re both warriors. Not one single Mexican is a p-ssy. They are all tough, rough, rugged fighters who’ve earned respect. Cubans are the same way. He’s a little throwback of a Mexican fighter,” Ortiz told a group of reporters, through a translator.
Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs) , 43 will look to overcome a Ten year disadvantage when he takes on the former Unified Heavyweight champion Ruiz Jr, who is 33 years. Ortiz has only lost twice and both has been in his attempt at the WBC title, then held by Deontay Wilder.
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