ANDY RUIZ JR will be back in action this summer.
The former unified heavyweight champion will return to the ring on July 16 against kickboxing legend Tyrone Spong in the main event of Triller Fight Club’s latest boxing event.
How Ruiz Jr and Spong stack up ahead of their July showdown
Ruiz Jr and Spong will lock horns in front of a packed crowd at the iconic Plaza de toros Calafia in Mexico.
Ruiz Jr – who spectacularly dethroned Anthony Joshua in the summer of 2019 to become Mexico’s first heavyweight champion – will be hoping to use the fight as a warm-up for a showdown with one of the division’s elite.
Spong, meanwhile, will be hoping to catapult himself into the title mix with a shock win over The Destroyer.
So with that in mind, SunSport thought it’d only be right to tell you everything you need to know about the pair’s summer showdown.
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Father Time is on the side of former world champ Ruiz, who is four years younger than Spong at the age of 32.
The Mexican-American will celebrate his 33rd birthday on September 11, while Spong will turn 37 eight days earlier.
Ruiz Jr has vastly more experience than his Dutch counterpart having had a whopping 34 professional fights to Spong’s 14.
In fact, he has more than twice as many wins as Spong has had fights.
Ruiz Jr has had his hand raised 32 times, while Spong has been successful in all 14 of his outings to the boxing ring.
Both heavy hitters stand at 6’2 and possess 74-inch reaches, although Ruiz Jr is the heavier of the pair.
Ruiz Jr tipped the scales at a whopping 18st 2lb for his showdown with Chris Arreola last May.
Spong, meanwhile, weighed in 16st 2lb for his recent Eagles FC clash with Sergei Kharitonov.
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Spong has won all 14 of his professional fights, stopping 13 of his opponents inside the distance.
Ruiz Jr returned to the win column in May against Arreola, his first opponent since losing his December 2019 rematch with Joshua.
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