John Ruiz vs. Hasim Rahman

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2003-12-13 : John Ruiz 241 lbs beat Hasim Rahman 246 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

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Ruiz, who became interim titleholder with this victory, was upgraded to WBA heavyweight champion after Roy Jones Jr. vacated the title on February 20, 2004, choosing to fight Antonio Tarver for the WBC and IBO light heavyweight titles (already in 2003), rather than Ruiz.


Preceded by:
Ruiz vs. Jones
WBA Heavyweight Title Fight
# 78
Interim Title
Succeeded by:
Ruiz vs. Oquendo