Thompson Boxing Promotions has signed junior featherweight prospect Jorge “Tito” Ruiz (3-0, 1 KO). The 21-year-old Ruiz had a brief amateur career with 40 fights and won two national amateur boxing tournaments in the junior featherweight division. Ruiz, who at five-foot-nine, is trained and co-managed by Sergio Melendez, while his father, Jorge Ruiz, Sr. shares managing responsibilities with Melendez.
Golden Boy is planning back-to-back a “dream card” for Nov. 2 or Nov. 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A possible headliner is Marcos Maidana vs. Adrien Broner.
A documentary on Ricky Hatton and his disappointing comeback last November is set to air in the UK this fall.