Today in sports history: March 3 | Archive after shipping

2001 – A bloody John Ruiz becomes the first Hispanic heavyweight champion by knocking out Evander Holyfield in the 11th round and earning a unanimous decision for the WBA title.

Evander Holyfield of Atlanta, Georgia, left, covers up as John Ruiz of Chelsea, Mass. attacks in the third round of their WBA heavyweight championship bout in Las Vegas Saturday March 3, 2001. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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