Ruiz-Ortiz PPV undercard announced

The PPV undercard has been announced for the WBC heavyweight eliminator between former champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. and Luis “King Kong” Ortiz on September 4 in a Labor Day Weekend clash from Arena in Los Angeles.

In the co-feature, lightweights Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Eduardo Ramírez (27-2-3, 12 KOs) collide in a 12-round WBC eliminator.

The action will also see the return of three-division champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) in his first action in three years as he battles former title challenger Miguel Flores (24-4, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight attraction, plus unbeaten lightweight José Valenzuela (12-0, 8 KOs) duels former world champion Jezreel Corrales (26-4, 10 KOs) in the 10-round opener.

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  • For all of you Al Haymon lovers, looks like he’s done us fans another solid! What a card!! Can’t wait to drop $79.99 on this one! God bless you, Al!

  • I didn’t even know Abner Mares was thinking about coming back again. 36 years old, hasn’t fought in 4 years, has that nice Showtime job and has some serious eye problems if I recall correctly. I don’t know if I’d risk it, but best wishes to him.
    Ramirez just recently moved up to 130 and now he’s in an eliminator at 135. If he can handle the weight, he’s a really good fighter and could do well, but Cruz might be too strong for him now.

    • Was thinking the same thing. He has a nice gig, so why risk it. On the last tank fight telecast he was saying how he was meant to fight tank before the eye injury and he was all for it. But if you ask him today if he would take the fight, hell no. So what’s the point coming back

      • I’m thinking Abner is just dying for some competition. He had a great career, won belts in 3 weight classes and has a steady income now. He probably just really misses fighting.

  • – I am actually looking forward to this heavyweight match-up.
    – Agree w/comments re-Mares.

  • Finally a decent fight. What do we get about 2 or 3 a year now? And never an undercard to go with it. I’ve been a boxing fan for 40 some years but maybe it’s time to hang up the gloves literally, maybe ufc killed boxing because it’s sucked since the early 90s when ufc started

  • Wait… so the WBC is going to mandate that the winner of Andy Ruiz-Luis Ortiz be a challenger for… Tyson Fury? What? Was Tyrell Biggs not available?

  • What a shitty undercard, Mares should hang them up for good.. Such a high price for such a terrible card.. I’m not going to waste my money on this one..

    • I agree, money talks anymore when buying a fight card. Seems the prices are climbing higher and higher. I am sitting out on this one as well.

  • This is a very solid card, only not convinced by the Cruz vs Ramirez, Cruz even though small in height has fought his whole career as at 135lb, Ramirez less than 12 months ago was a 126lb. Fight vs Linares, Nakathila, Abdullaev, or Lemos would had been much more interesting fights.

  • do not like idea of mares coming back ill skip this one

  • Abner Mares!??? One would think he’d be better served by getting those eyes fixed versus stepping into a ring. 1. Still hiding the need for surgery behind those super dark sunglasses indoors. Looks dumb. Hate to say it but I’d rather see those cockeyes. At least that’s an interesting spectacle. No pun intended…
    2. I don’t know much about his opponent, but I would assume Mares has gotten soft at this point given his “desk job”. We’ll “see”. Dang it!! I did it again.

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