posted on Jan, 11 2004 @ 01:30 PM
John Ruiz looks set to turn down a possible showdown with Fres Oquendo and instead pursue a return with Roy Jones.
WBA Interim heavyweight Ruiz was rumoured to be close to signing to fight fellow Puerto Rican Fres Oquendo in March, but instead wants a a rematch
with Jones, the man who took his WBA heavyweight title in March of last year.
'The Quietman' captured a unanimous 12-round decision on December 13 against Hasim 'The Rock' Rahman for the WBA 'Interim' heavyweight crown, and the
WBA had mandated before that bout that Jones fight the Ruiz-Rahman winner within 120 days for his world title.
According to WBA rules, Jones has until February 13th to go into negotiations for a rematch against Ruiz, or a purse bid will go into effect.