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Ruiz vs Lopez In Guilty Main Even On Sept. 23

06.09.05 - The No. 4-ranked bantamweight in the world, Heriberto Ruiz of Los Mochis, Mexico, faces World Boxing Association Fedelatin champion Samuel Lopez of San Fernando, Calif., in the main event on the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card promoted by Guilty Boxing Sept. 23, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev..

Ruiz, ranked No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation and No. 9 by the World Boxing Organization, and Lopez meet in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

The 27-year-old Ruiz, who’s also rated No. 23 by the World Boxing Council, has a record of 33-3-2 with 18 knockouts while the 31-year-old Lopez has a mark of 16-3 with six knockouts.

Ruiz won in his only bout this year, a 10-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Garcia on a Guilty Boxing card June 10 in Las Vegas. Ruiz fought for the IBF bantamweight championship July 31, 2004, in Las Vegas, losing to Rafael Marquez.

Lopez, who was born in Mexico City and represented that country at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, won the WBA Fedelatin championship in his most recent outing, on a Guilty Boxing card May 13 at the Orleans in Las Vegas when he knocked out Leopoldo Gonzalez in the 11th round.

Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen domestically on America One, Comcast Sports Chicago, DirecTV, Dish Network and The Urban Network; in Europe, Africa and middle eastern countries on Fox Sports International; in Europe and Africa on BEN Television; in the Caribbean on WCVI Super Station; and in Japan.

Guilty Boxing’s weekly “Guilty Fight Night” cards are seen in 202 million households worldwide, making Guilty Productions one of the fastest-growing providers of boxing television programming in the world.

This is another in the ongoing series of “Guilty Fight Night” cards. The innovative Guilty Boxing series was launched May of 2004 and has presented cards in Arizona, California, Connecticut and Mexico as well as Las Vegas.

The Guilty Boxing card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

Commentators for Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo. Sheridan, a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has worked almost 800 world championship bouts on six continents during a career that has spanned more than five decades. Ricardo, for 11 years a place kicker on four NFL teams, also is a veteran announcer and has covered the biggest events in the sports world, ranging from Super Bowls to World Cups.

Article posted on 06.09.2005



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