Andy Ruiz Jr didn't start so hot, but he turned up the heat enough to get Tor Hamer to call it a night after four rounds, and it's now time to wonder if Hamer might as well just retire from the sport.
This is the second time we've seen Hamer (21-3, 14 KO) just flat-out quit in a fight after four rounds, doing the same against Vyacheslav Glazkov. I've heard others say that Hamer, once a hyped NYC prospect, is simply too nice a guy to go very far in the fight game, and that may indeed be the case. I'm not trying to say that Hamer is a coward or be overly critical, but if four rounds against Ruiz and Glazkov is enough to get him to quit in a fight, why even keep fighting? What's the upside?
Ruiz (21-0, 15 KO) was easy to hit early but made adjustments, and his handspeed was too much for Hamer. Despite his physical appearance, Ruiz is talented and worth watching as a heavyweight. Flab or not, he's a lot better than Seth Mitchell ever was.