Team Ruiz press release:
I cannot help but at least smile at the idea of Fres Oquendo, Kirk Johnson and Jameel McCline as "top contenders," though I guess at the time Ruiz fought them they were.
So who's pumped for this mega rematch? Valuev beat Ruiz via majority decision in 2005 to capture the WBA's title in a fight that no one could possibly call any less than "compelling" or "jaw-dropping."*
One viewer remarked, "It was an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride from start to finish."**
* Qualifying viewers must have never escaped an empty basement in their entire lives.
** And I make another joke.