Struggle For Supremacy: John Ruiz vs. Andrew Golota

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Struggle For Supremacy: John Ruiz vs. Andrew Golota
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Date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2004
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Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Referee: 

Official Judging
Tom Schreck 114 - 111
Oscar Perez 114 - 111
Frank Lombardi 113 - 112

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Fight Notes: 

In the main event of Don King's heavyweight supercard, WBA Champion John Ruiz survives two early knockdowns, a point deduction for a foul and having his trainer Norman Stone ejected by Referee Randy Neumann for excessive swearing to come back and beat Andrew Golota down the stretch of the fight and retain his title via controversial albeit unanimous decision.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
John Ruiz
                                                                    
10
7
9.26
8.20
9.40
9.06
9.33
10
10
10
9.46
10
Andrew Golota
                                                                    
9
10
9.86
9.86
9.60
9.93
9.73
9
9
9
9.60
9


Fan Cards: Struggle For Supremacy: John Ruiz vs. Andrew Golota


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
110
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
115


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
113
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
10
8
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
114
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
113


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
113
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
114


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
10
8
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
114
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
111


scorecard by THEFFF
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
111
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
115


scorecard by DAVEX303BOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
110
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
115


scorecard by PILLOWFISTS98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
10
8
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
113
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
110
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
115


scorecard by SAM11333
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
112
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
113


scorecard by SHADOWSFALL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
110
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
115


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
111
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
114


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
113
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
8
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
111
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
114


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOHN RUIZ
10
7
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
111
ANDREW GOLOTA
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
114


Comments

rorschach's picture

I thought Golota should have been awarded the decision.

Aside from that right hand that dropped him in the 2nd I thought Ruiz landed most of the cleaner punches.

ruiz won the only man to blame is the referee the judges have done their job ruiz has scored most of the clean powers shots

dizzy's picture

This was a weirdly interesting fight, with Ruiz's coach Norman Stone becoming the most entertaining man of the night. At the very beginning, Ruiz tried to be the aggressor, trying to rush Golota similarly to Mike Tyson, but looked slow, sluggish and straightforward doing so, he won the round based on activity but it was a matter of time before Golota figured him out. It happened right at the beginning of the second round, Ruiz was still coming at him in straightforward manner and it took Golota little effort to throw him out of position, land a short counter hand and put Ruiz on the canvas. Golota then dropped him again, I dont think he landed a meaningful blow but rather Ruiz was still hurt and confused. After the second knockdown, Ruiz reverted to his favorite smothering style consisted of wrestling, clinching, holding and pushing, it was from this point when the fight was marred with more wrestling than boxing, which obviously favoured Ruiz. I give Golota credit for being much more level-headed and composed compared to his hot-tempered self from the 90s, he didn't really escape Ruiz's smothering game but didn't fully take Ruiz's bait either, trying to hold his own and landing some good jabs and counter hooks in between the dirty parts of the fight. Ruiz found more success in the second half of the fight (especially after Stoney was thrown out from his corner), his clinch game seemed to be finally paying off, he was fighting more effectively while escaping from a clinch and landed some hard left hooks, finally showing the power he possesses, in my opinion he had done enough to narrow the overall round-by-round impression to the point where you'd think the bout could be scored either way. Don't necessarily disagree with the scorecards, I had Ruiz winning by a tiny margin (maybe I'll give the bout to Golota when I watch it the next time), but rather expected to be a split decision, I thought Golota had done enough to have at least one of three judges give him the nod.