Ruiz explains why he didn’t knock out Ortiz


Mexican heavyweight Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) says that he could not knock out Luis Ortiz (33-3, 28 KOs) in the fight for the status of a contender for the WBC title even after three knockdowns, because he was afraid of running into some powerful blow of the age Cuban.

“A wounded fighter is the most dangerous. When I brought him to the canvas, I had to remain extremely careful, because he constantly returned to the game, – said Andy
Fight Hub TV. – He’s a seasoned veteran. I often held back because I sensed danger. And I haven’t fought in a long time. I just wanted to box smartly, carefully, and didn’t want to catch anything on my head.”

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According to Ruiz, he was not eager to arrange a fight in the spirit of “he dropped me / I dropped him”, therefore he tried to be careful, counter and win on points.

“That’s exactly what I did,” Ruiz concluded.

Ruiz won on points by unanimous decision – and almost immediately named the next goal.

Oh, if only… Ruiz was worse, but defeated Ortiz – our report about this fight