Juan “El Nino” Ruiz scores devastating 4th round knockout in Panama City
Friday night at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Venezuelan Junior Welterweight prospect Juan “El Nino” Ruiz (6-0) scored a devastating 4th round knockout over the tall and awkward Jose “La Mosca” Castro who falls to 4-4. The bout scheduled for 6 rounds on the undercard of the Panamanian featherweight clash between Irving Berry and Roinet Caballero, ended in the 4th round after Ruiz caught Castro with a right hand, left hook combination to leave Castro spread out on the canvas for close to 5 minutes..
Ruiz came out strong and dominated the first round, scoring well with his strong jab to the head and body, and connecting repeatedly with his over hand rights and left hooks. The second round followed as the first ended with Ruiz pressing the action while Castro retreated. Castro had moments while fighting in the clinch but was unable to sustain any momentum. The third round Castro started to open up somewhat, but his shots where either slipped or blocked by Ruiz whose work rate had dropped from the first two rounds.
Getting told to step up the action by his corner Ruiz came out for the 4th round well ahead on all scorecards, and started to land his left hook repeatedly. Then at the 2 minute mark of the 4th round Ruiz landed a straight right hand and then a left hook to finish the bout as Castro slumped to the canvas.
Damon de Berry of Optimum Sports Agency who manages Ruiz said “it was a good win for Juan as he’s been out of the ring for awhile. We will look to have him fighting again soon”.