Friday, 5 August 2016

Andy Ruiz and Ray Beltran return, September 10th, Lemoore Ca.

September 10th sees the return of unbeaten NABF heavyweight champion Andy Ponce Ruiz and veteran lightweight Raymundo Beltran at the Tachi palace casino in Lemoore California..  Ruiz is coming off two decent stoppage wins this year, beating former world title challenger Ray Austin in 4, then disposing of inept Josh Gormley in 3.. Ruiz (26/0, 17Ko's) will face Franklin Lawrence (21/2/2, 16 Ko's) of Indianapolis over ten rounds.. While Beltran (29/7/1, 17Ko's) faces the Dominican Republic's Tomas Mendez (22/7, 14 Ko's)
Beltran has been unlucky in his three world title attempts, thrice trying for the WBO title, first in 2013 where he was unfortunate to get a draw with Ricky Burns in a close affair then having the misfortune to be matched with probably the best lightweight on earth, Terrence Crawford where he was outclassed over 12, then last year when he stopped Takahiro Ao in Las Vegas for the same vacant title, failing the weight prevented him from being rewarded for his victory, the tko however was later turned to a ND after Raymundo failed a drug test. Beltran is coming off a victory over Ivan Najira in May..