John Ruiz vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Revision as of 10:07, 17 November 2011 by Slugger
2003-03-01 : Roy Jones Jr. 193 lbs beat John Ruiz 226 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Jay Nady
- Judge: Jerry Roth 116-112
- Judge: Stanley Christodoulou 118-110
- Judge: Duane Ford 117-111
- Roy Jones Jr. fighting at heavyweight was named The Ring magazine Event of the Year for 2003.
- Jones became the first former middleweight world titlist in 106 years to win a heavyweight world title (Bob Fitzsimmons, 1897).
- Jones never defended his WBA heavyweight title, instead returning to the light heavyweight division.
- 602,000 PPV buys according to HBO's Mark Taffet. (525,000 buys were originally reported)
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