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Friday, January 10, 2014

Melson to Face Ruiz

Junior middleweight Boyd Melson is scheduled to face veteran Mike Ruiz on February 12 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York. Melson, who took part in the first ever boxing match at Barclay's Center, will take part in the last boxing match at Roseland, which is closing down this spring.

Melson (13-1-1, 4 KOs), a southpaw, is coming off of a convincing win over Gundrick King in December. Ruiz (17-8, 9 KOs) is coming off of a loss to Charlie Ota in November. Ruiz is a tough opponent for Melson. The veteran has been in with Glenn Tapia in addition to Ota. he possesses good power and is best when he comes forward.

Melson hold a height advantage over Ruiz and is the naturally bigger man. Melson has fought mostly within a couple of pounds of the junior middleweight limit. Ruiz has vacillated between welterweight and junior middle. Ruiz, a 28 year old, is four years younger than Melson and has had ten more fights and has 35 more rounds of professional experience.

This bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Melson has never fought past the eighth round while Ruiz has done so twice.

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