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Ruiz Focused on Achieving, Not Dreaming

Ruiz Focused on Achieving, Not Dreaming


Undefeated heavyweight Andy Ruiz of Mexicali has been working on "...hand, head movement and foot speed" to get wired in for his fight against Carl Davis at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 8.

Ruiz, 18-0, is working with chief trainer Big Jeff Grmoja at the Bones Adams Gym in Las Vegas. Ruiz says he has one goal:  "I am doing all of this to win the world heavyweight championship.

"I have good chemistry with my team and I will make the sacrifices to become one of the few instead of one of the dreamers," Ruiz said.

Manager Joe Gagiliardi hired Big Jeff to train Ruiz. 

"When Joe asked me, I came out of retirement to help Andy. We have been together since August 2012," Big Jeff said.

"We have been working on improving Andy's skills. I am not a believer in making unecessary changes. Rather, I want to perfect the skills Andy has and develop a style best suited for him."

Ruiz, a big puncher, added  "...I take nobody for granted in the ring.  My goal is to impose my will and fight my fight."

David Sample of Las Vegas is the strength and conditioning coach for Ruiz.

Ruiz vs Davis will be on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate fight card at the Hard Rock on Paradise Ave. in Las Vegas.

The big card will be televised by UniMas. 

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