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Erik Ruiz’s career hits another high-note with majority-decision victory over Hanzel Martinez

Oxnard’s Erik Ruiz backstage after defeating Hanzel Martinez in Las Vegas (Photo: Team Ruiz)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 30, Oxnard, Calif. native Erik Ruiz notched another highlight victory in pulling a mild upset over Mexico’s Hanzel Martinez inside of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KO’s) was a little busier than Martinez (23-3, 18 KO’s) from the outset and you could tell that he was completely geared up for this challenge. Ruiz actually was a late replacement for Ghanaian-born Emmanuel Quartey, who was unable to secure a visa in time before his match.
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Erik Ruiz (7-0, 3 KO’s) sparring Vic Pasillas (3-0, 1 KO) at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy

Chris Robinson steps inside the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California on February 26th, 2013 as Junior featherweight prospect Erik Ruiz (7-0, 3 KO’s) spars with featherweight prospect Vic Pasillas (3-0, 1 KO) ahead of their scheduled fights in March.