Claudio Marrero vs. Francis Ruiz
2012-01-07 : Claudio Marrero 125½ lbs beat Francis Ruiz 121¾ lbs by TKO at 1:18 in round 2 of 8
- Location: Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida, USA
- Referee: Frank Gentile
- Judge: Michael Pernick
- Judge: Mark Streisand
- Judge: Ralph Vidal
- Claudio Marrero 9-0 (8 KOs) vs. Francis Ruiz 9-5 (4 KOs)
- Ruiz entered having lost his three previous bouts.
- It was the third knockout loss of Ruiz's professional career.
Marrero came forward behind a range-finding jab against his over-matched opponent. He jumped in quickly and threw power shots, and looked to land the straight left hand. A combination at 1:05 in Round 2 sent Ruiz back into a corner. Marrero attacked with a relentless barrage, which led Ruiz's corner to throw in the towel.