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Ruiz ready for 7-foot, 330 lb. Russian

Updated: December 14, 2005, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz should have no problem finding challenger Nikolay Valuev -- a 7-footer weighing 330 pounds.

"He's got a head the size of a Volkswagen," Ruiz said Wednesday. "I can't miss hitting him."

Dubbed "The Beast from the East," Valuev is 43-0 and will be the tallest and heaviest champion of all time if he beats Ruiz (42-5-1) on Saturday night.

The American, despite wins against former champions Evander Holyfield, Hasim Rahman ...

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