John Ruiz vs. Roy Jones Jr.

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Total Punches Ruiz Jones
Landed 89 134
Thrown 433 424
Pct. 21% 32%

2003-03-01 : Roy Jones Jr. 193 lbs beat John Ruiz 226 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Roy Jones Jr vs. John Ruiz (poster).jpg
  • 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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Preceded by:
Ruiz vs. Johnson
WBA Heavyweight Title Fight
# 77
Succeeded by:
Ruiz vs. Rahman
Interim Title