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2000-08-12 Evander Holyfield w pts 12 John Ruiz, Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-112, 114-113, 114-113. Contesting the vacant title, Holyfield (221) appeared to be lucky to get the decision despite hurting Ruiz (224) several times, especially when the latter was left hooked to the floor in the 12th round without a count being administered. Ruiz also went to the floor in the tenth, complaining that he had been hit low and was allowed a few seconds rest. When the video was revisited it seemed that the punch had been perfectly legal. According to the scorecards, two judges gave Holyfield a 10-8 round in the third when he had Ruiz in trouble from a big right to the head and if they had each correctly scored it 10-9 the result would have been a draw. Following the fight, the WBA ordered a rematch to clear up all the uncertainties.     
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2000-08-12 [[Evander Holyfield]] w pts 12 [[John Ruiz]], Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-112, 114-113, 114-113. Contesting the vacant title, Holyfield (221) appeared to be lucky to get the decision despite hurting Ruiz (224) several times, especially when the latter was left hooked to the floor in the 12th round without a count being administered. Ruiz also went to the floor in the tenth, complaining that he had been hit low and was allowed a few seconds rest. When the video was revisited it seemed that the punch had been perfectly legal. According to the scorecards, two judges gave Holyfield a 10-8 round in the third when he had Ruiz in trouble from a big right to the head and if they had each correctly scored it 10-9 the result would have been a draw.  
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It came as no surprise when the WBA ordered a rematch.     
  
 
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Revision as of 17:48, 9 March 2012

2000-08-12 Evander Holyfield w pts 12 John Ruiz, Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 116-112, 114-113, 114-113. Contesting the vacant title, Holyfield (221) appeared to be lucky to get the decision despite hurting Ruiz (224) several times, especially when the latter was left hooked to the floor in the 12th round without a count being administered. Ruiz also went to the floor in the tenth, complaining that he had been hit low and was allowed a few seconds rest. When the video was revisited it seemed that the punch had been perfectly legal. According to the scorecards, two judges gave Holyfield a 10-8 round in the third when he had Ruiz in trouble from a big right to the head and if they had each correctly scored it 10-9 the result would have been a draw.

It came as no surprise when the WBA ordered a rematch.