Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/16/14
As he prepares to officially launch the new American Fighting Organization (AFO), two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John "The Quietman" Ruiz has become New England's newest combat sports promoter. AFO will promote amateur and professional mixed martial arts and boxing events, as well as promote MMA fighters and boxers, starting in January with an amateur MMA tournament in various weight classes to determine the best in New England. "We are going to put on the best shows in New England," Ruiz promised.  "I'm investing a lot of money to promote events and fighters, in addition to putting on great MMA and boxing shows for fans." Ruiz, under Quietman Sports, purchased AFO, its website and debt, which was recently paid off. "I'd been talking about promoting and this opportunity came out of nowhere," Ruiz continued. "AFO was structured as one of the oldest MMA promotional companies in New England. It was also in place and that was better for us than starting out from ...
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