Ruiz promises to go toe to toe with Dawson


Ruiz promises to go toe to toe with Dawson

PRESS RELEASE: -Undefeated WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Chad “Awesome” Dawson (23-0, 1 NC, 15 KOs) and hard hitting Mexican contender Jesus “Chuy” Ruiz (19-4,17 KOs) spoke yesterday about their June 9 WBC title fight at the Convention Center, Hartford, CT.

Humble, yet confident Ruiz often referring to Dawson as Mr. Dawson, believes that June 9 he will upset the current Champ, he promises to make it the most exhilarating fight of the night. While respectful of the Champ, Ruiz left no question that he is coming to fight and win, he has studied film, trained hard and believes he has the formula to go for glory.

“I have been waiting for this opportunity for my whole life.  Every boxer in the world dreams of the WBC title. We want the green belt. I was born in Mexico, but I now live in Long Beach, California and training in nearby San Pedro. I have been training hard for two months for this fight - mentally and physically.  I have watched a lot of Mr. Dawson's fights.  I think that he is a great fighter and we will put on a big show on SHOWTIME.”

Dawson, The New Haven native, will fight as the Champion for the first time in front of his hometown crowd, training in Vegas with famed trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr, “I learned a lot.  I learned from Floyd.  Floyd is not only teaching me training, but he is teaching me the boxing game too.  Floyd is teaching me to just get up off the canvas on my own.  He has taught me a lot.  He let me know that I am at a different level, a higher level now, and that guys are going to be stronger and better.  So I have to be ready for that. I am not looking past this fight I am ready and coming to fight we will put on a great show for the fans I will look my best and I will win.”

Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $100, $200 and $500, are on sale at TicketMaster outlets, online at and at The Connecticut Convention Center (860) 249-6000. The event is presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and AT Entertainment.