JOHNNY RUIZ - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: RUSLAN CHAGAEV - HFSID 274336
Sale Price $216.00
JOHNNY RUIZ and RUSLAN CHAGAEV. Photograph signed: "John
Ruiz" and "R. Chagaev". Color, 11¾x8. Names written (unknown
hand) in ink on verso. In 2001, JOHNNY RUIZ, known as "the Quiet Man",
won a rematch against Evander Holyfield to become the first Latino World
Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Ruiz, who divided his childhood between Puerto
Rico and Massachusetts, is also claimed by New England as its first
heavyweight champ since Rocky Marciano. Defending his title repeatedly,
losing and then regaining it, Ruiz lost it, perhaps for good, to the man who
became Russia's first world heavyweight champ, Nicolay Valuev. In November
2006, Ruiz faced off in Dusseldorf, Germany against Uzbekistan's RUSLAN CHAGAEV
to win the right for another shot at Valuev. Chagaev, called "the White
Tyson", entered the match undefeated. Chagaev won the bout in a
very close, split decision. Slightly creased at blank margins and corners.
Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine condition.
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