John Ruiz vs Ruslan Chagaev

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John Ruiz vs Ruslan Chagaev
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Location: 
Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
Eliminator for the WBA Heavyweight World Title
Referee: 
Derek Milham

Official Judging
Jesus Cova 115 - 114
Pinit Prayadsab 112 - 116
Stanley Christodoulou 111 - 117

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Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
John Ruiz
                                                                    
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9.75
10
9.75
9
Ruslan Chagaev
                                                                    
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9.25
9
9.50
10


Fan Cards: John Ruiz vs Ruslan Chagaev


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
112
RUSLAN CHAGAEV
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
116


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110
RUSLAN CHAGAEV
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
112
RUSLAN CHAGAEV
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
116


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
112
RUSLAN CHAGAEV
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117


Comments

dizzy's picture

This was a decent tactical fight, quite imporant for the heavyweight scene. I always thought of Ruiz as the better heavyweight gatekeeper (even when he held the title), he never had the speed, the power nor the craft to beat truly good fighters, but he did develop a style which included an awful lot of wrestling, hugging, clinching and other shady tactics, as ugly and dull as it was, it allowed him to beat fighters he would probably never beat otherwise. Chagaev didn't have the power of David Tua nor Andrzej Golota but he did a good job escaping Ruiz's wrestling game, he was patient and disciplined in his approach, he was smart with his movement and showed an impressive display of fundamentals, doing enough to win one round after another, blocking most Ruiz's shots with arms and gloves and hurting him with clubbing counter shots. Going into the championship rounds, Chagaev took his foot off of the gas, which Ruiz took advantage of, trying to smother and outwrestle his opponent as he likes to do, but Chagaev regained composure by the end of the 11th round and finished the fight strong. The decision was way too generous to Ruiz, the 115-114 score in his favor was total nonsense in my eyes, this fight was by no means close.