#1 Posted on 29.7.02 2120.47 Reposted on: 29.7.09 2129.03
Well that was crap.
John Ruiz has transformed from a hard-working, not-so-talented fighter that fans might like to root for into an awkward, practically non-talented fighter that fans will want to stay away from.
I felt sorry for the big goof Johnson, as Ruiz got to the point where he was just waiting for a chance to dive again to get out of the fight. Not that Johnson deserved to win. He should've used his jab more and moved around a bit.
Johnson IMO has a chance to become something. He looked a bit spooked by the camera, but may be able to salvage a pretty fair career out of himself.
Ruiz, well he landed himself at the number three spot.
Number three worst "Big 3" heavyweight champion of all time....
#2 Posted on 30.7.02 0020.12 Reposted on: 30.7.09 0022.36
I liked when they described his fighting style as the crab technique. Also of note was the verbal beating laid on Ruiz by Steward after the fight, talking about how he basically will never get to fight Lewis.
As for Johnson, by the tenth round, he should never have thrown anything lower than Ruiz's nipples. He could have won all three of the final rounds with nothing but his jab, taken the fake title, and had himself in position to go on to Lewis. Instead he had to keep trying to go to the body, against all good judgment. Sure the last shot was questionable (though the earlier ones weren't IMO) but why give the ref the chance to DQ you at all?
So I have to ask of course who are the other 2 on the list? And is Trevor Berbick #1? ;)