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Chelsea to honor former boxing champ John Ruiz

Park will be named after him

Being a boxer requires lots of moving, dodging, and punching; standing still isn’t the sign of a great fighter. But for former world champion John Ruiz, remaining stationary now will mean sticking around the place he loves most.

The Chelsea City Council, on the recommendation of city manager Jay Ash, recently approved a motion to name the city’s newest park after ex-heavyweight champ and Chelsea native Ruiz. The park will have a plaque in Ruiz’s honor.

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