Bronx, New York (July 28, 2013) In a battle of undefeated heavyweights from the United States, Andy ‘The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr., and Joe “The Future” Hanks fought an all action fight on Saturday night at The Venetian’s Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China in a feature bout on the sensational “Fists of Gold 2” professional boxing event. Hanks tried to box Ruiz over the course of the first two rounds showing a sharp jab while fending off the ever pressing Ruiz. The third round was Hanks’ best as he put together flashy combinations and seemed to start to take control of the bout. With more of the same starting off the fourth round, Hanks scored with a terrific combination before being caught by a powerful left hook from Ruiz which sent the Newark, New Jersey native to the canvas. Up within the standard count of ten, the action continued and Ruiz caught the off balance Hanks, sending him down again with a grazing punch resulting in the referee calling a stoppage of the bout at 1:41 of the stanza. “Joe wanted to continue but the fight was stopped immediately after the second knockdown It looked like Joe was starting to find his rhythm when he got caught. It’s a credit to both Boxers to risk their undefeated records in this important Heavyweight match”, said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. Suffering the first loss of his six-‐year professional career, Hanks’ record dropped to 21-‐1-‐0 (14KO’s), while Ruiz moved to 20-‐0-‐0 (14KO’s). “I’ll meet with Joe and his team shortly and we’ll plan his next step. He’s aleady told me he wants to get back in the ring soon” continued DeGuardia.
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