Toney-Ruiz NY Presser Quotes
30.03.05 - JOHN RUIZ (41-5-1, 28 KOs): “I am the best; there is no doubt about it. I have fought everybody. I am the real heavyweight champion. I take my hat off to Toney for stepping up to fight the real man in the heavyweight division. He says he is going to bring it, and I hope he is there. I hope he does not sneak out the back door. It is going to be on. I am the best in the world. This will be a good fight, but it will not be the toughest fight for me..
Article posted on 30.03.2005
“Come April 30, Toney is going to regret ever signing that contract.
“This is not a turning point; this is a stepping stone for me to achieve greatness and become the undisputed heavyweight champion. I am going after this guy. You will see.”
JAMES TONEY (68-4-2, 43 KOs)
“I cannot wait. I am finally fighting in the building I want to be in.
“If you look, I am No. 1 across the board. I give John Ruiz credit for stepping up to the plate, but come April 30, I am going to kill him good. I do not care about styles. Styles do not mean anything. I have seen every style in the world. I have been in this game for 18 years. I have been a world champ for 12. Ruiz cannot even touch that.
“I am going to be the WBA heavyweight champ of the world. I am ready to go no matter what. I do not care; you want to play rough, I will play rough. Boy, you have no idea. I tell you, I will hurt you. We can get it on right now.
“I do not play boxing. I do this for real.”
World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz will put his title on the line against three-time world champion James “Lights Out” Toney at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 30. The scheduled 12-rounder will be promoted by Don King Productions in association with Madison Square Garden and shown on HBO.
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