Category: On the Radar

On the Radar:📡 Andy Ruiz Jr.

(A look-back to 2019’s History Makers)

BOXER: 🇲🇽Andy Ruiz Jr.🇺🇸

FEAT ACCOMPLISHED: Becoming the first Mexican-blooded Heavyweight Champion.

THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈  🇺🇸Andy Ruiz Jr. had kept his eyes on the news, eventually receiving the call that he would be the late replacement opponent after Anthony Joshua’s original opponent was ruled out due to positive drug-testing. This was the chance of a lifetime for the man who in his younger years was looked at as the fat, delusional kid whose lofty aspirations of becoming a Heavyweight Champion one day was deemed laughable. Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Andy Ruiz Jr.”

On the Radar:📡 Kazuto Ioka

(A look-back to 2019’s History Makers)

BOXER: 🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka🇯🇵

FEAT ACCOMPLISHED: Becoming the first Japanese fighter to Win World Titles in 4-divisions.

THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 Looking back to June 19th, 2019, Japan’s 🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka took on heralded top-challenger Aston Palicte of the Philippines to earn rights to be called the WBO Super-Flyweight World Champion. For Ioka, this was everything that he had worked towards since coming back from his brief retirement that lasted approximately 17 months. Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Kazuto Ioka”