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PHOTOS: Unified Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. Receives Commemorative Belt in Puerto Rico

Andy Ruiz, center, flanked by former champions Ivan Calderon and Miguel Cotto (Photo: Victor Planas – WBO)

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By Chris Robinson

It was a festive scene in Puerto Rico earlier this week, as unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr., holder of the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, was on hand to collect another belt. This particular bauble, presented by the WBO’s own Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq., was awarded to Ruiz in honor of his historic victory over former champion Anthony Joshua last month.

On hand were former champions Ivan Calderon and Miguel Cotto, amongst many others, who presented Ruiz with his new belt.

Andy Ruiz marches forward in Phoenix, wins 10-round unanimous decision over Sergei Liakhovich

Andy Ruiz Jr. continues to climb the heavyweight ladder (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Phoenix, Az., heavyweight hopeful Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. improved to 21-0 with 15 knockouts after scoring a ten-round unanimoud decision over former champion Sergei Liakhovich.

Scores of 99-91, 98-92, and 96-94 were read across the board for the Las Vegas transplant, who scores his third victory of the year. With the clear-cut win, Ruiz defends his NABF and WBO intercontinental titles and will likely be in some kind of high-profile matchup next year.