Donovan Razor Ruddock
Name: Donovan Ruddock
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Hometown: Weston, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6′ 3″ / 191cm
Reach: 82″ / 208cm
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Donovan "Razor" Ruddock, was a promising Heavyweight of the early 1990s. He was known for his powerful left hook he called "The Smash." One of the best exhibitions of his left hook power was his brutal 1990 knockout of former Heavyweight champion Michael Dokes.
Although Ruddock was seen as an underachiever, at one time he was a feared heavyweight, and both Evander Holyfield and George Foreman refused to fight him. Ruddock also owned a win over Lennox Lewis in the amateurs. Ruddock fought Mike Tyson twice in high-profile matches. His first fight with Tyson resulted controversial ending, as some observer argued it was stopped prematurely by referee Richard Steele. Ruddock had stunned Tyson in the 6th round with an uppercut. Tyson has repeatedly said that Ruddock is the hardest puncher he has ever fought. A rematch between Ruddock and Tyson was made in June 1991; Tyson won the fight by decision, knocking Ruddock down twice.
After losing to Tyson for the second time, Ruddock was matched with Lennox Lewis in a bout seen as an elimination, with the opportunity to face the winner of the upcoming Riddick Bowe - Evander Holyfield match. Many people predicted Ruddock would win, due to the fact that he had given Tyson trouble and Lewis's relative inexperience. But Ruddock was KO'd in two rounds.
Ruddock's last notable fight was against Tommy Morrison. Ruddock had Morrison down and seemed to be close to stopping Morrison, but was caught by a clean left hook that he never recovered from, and he was stopped in the 7th round.