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Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz report
Who won Ruiz vs Ortiz?
Andy Ruiz Jr beat Luis Ortiz by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 4th September 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The scorecards were announced as 114-111, 113-112, 114-111 in favor of winner Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Isaac Cruz beat Eduardo Ramirez, Joseph Spencer defeated Kevin Salgado Zambrano, Jose Valenzuela was defeated by Edwin De Los Santos, Abner Mares beat Miguel Flores, Raeese Aleem defeated Mike Plania and Charles Martin was victorious over Devin Vargas.
Ruiz vs Ortiz stats
Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Luis Ortiz made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Andy Ruiz Jr was the younger man by 10 years, at 33 years old.
Ortiz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 10-inch reach advantage.
Andy Ruiz Jr fought out of the orthodox stance, while Luis Ortiz was a southpaw.
Ruiz Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 10 months earlier than Ortiz, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 187 to Ortiz's 180.
Andy Ruiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA and 5 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Luis Ortiz was ranked number 8 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Ruiz vs Ortiz form
Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chris Arreola on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Joshua on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
He had won against Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
Ortiz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Ortiz had been fighting more than Andy Ruiz Jr.
Going to this contest, Andy Ruiz Jr had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 19 days ago, while Luis Ortiz's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 13 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Ortiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz vs Ortiz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM PST at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States, which was around 4:30 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ruiz vs Ortiz?
The FOX Sports PPV show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (GTM).
What were the odds on Ruiz vs Ortiz?
Andy Ruiz Jr was a 33/100 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Luis Ortiz made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+230) with oddsmakers.