Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocking Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Facts and Net Worth

Andy Ruiz Jr. True Biography, Age, Height, Wife and Facts

Real name Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
Nickname(s) Destroyer
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
  • American
Dob September 11, 1989 (age 30)
Imperial, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 33
Wins by KO 22
Losses 2

Who is Andy Ruiz Jr. ?

Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. is a professional Mexican-American boxer born on September 11, 1989, also known as Andy Ruiz Jr.  In June 2019, he defeated Anthony Joshua to win the FIBA ​​Super League.

He was a unified heavyweight champion and defeated Anthony Joshua to win WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles in 2019 but lost in a rematch with Joshua six months later Got them. Ruiz became the first Mexican traditional male boxer to become a world heavyweight champion.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocking Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Facts and Net Worth

Andy Ruiz Jr. defeated Anthony Joshua to win the FIBA ​​Super League.

As of February 2020, Ruiz has been ranked as the 4th largest active heavyweight in the world by the Transnational Boxing Ranking Committee and BoxRec, and ranked 6th by The Ring Magazine.

Early years of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz was born in California’s Imperial; his parents emigrated from Mexico to the United States. His father was a former construction worker and started his own business to flip the house.

Ruiz was interested in baseball before his father asked him to play boxing. He noted that his first fight was when San Diego was seven years old. Ruiz later worked for his father in the construction industry for a while before deciding to become a full-time boxer and began his amateur career in Mexico. His grandfather owned a boxing gym in Mexicali and was used by lightweight champion Jorge Páez.

Andy Ruiz Jr Boxing Career

Ruiz explained that his nickname “Destroyer” was acquired before he started boxing because, as a kid, “I’ve been destroying things.

At the age of 19, Ruiz made his first professional appearance at the Bullring in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on March 28, 2009, and had a four-round match with Miguel Ramirez.

Ruiz won the battle with the first round of KO. Ruiz fought again after staying at the same location for three months, this time defeating Ross Brantley three times in the first round and winning the round with TKO. Ruiz went through eight months of vacancy before returning to the ring in February 2010, winning a four-round unanimous decision on Juan Luis Lopez Alcalás.

A month later, Ruiz made his U.S. debut at the Gaylord Hotel in Texas, eliminating Luke Vaughn in the first round. Ruiz also experienced the next three games in 2010 in the United States, defeating Miles Kelly in a knockout manner, defeating Raymond Lopez in a unanimous decision, and defeating Francisco Diaz through the knockout .

On February 5, 2011, Ruiz eliminated Kelsey Arnold in the third round and defeated Alvaro Mo in the same month by unanimous decision 59-55, 59-55, and 60-54. Alvaro Morales. In April 2011, Ruiz defeated Angel Herrera in six unanimous decisions.

Ruiz fought in July at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, defeating Villi Bloomfield in the fourth round of TKO. [15] He returned to the casino on December 7, defeating Elijah McCall, son of former world champion Oliver McCall, one second before the end of the third round with TKO (11–1–1, 10 KOs). Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the game after McCall stopped defending himself. This game showed Ruiz’s hand speed.

Boxing-Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr.-WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Championship-Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

On March 23, 2012, Ruiz played his first eight rounds, surpassing Homer Fonseca (80-72) on the scorecards of all three referees. In July, Ruiz battled Jonte Willis (8–3–1, 3 KO) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Willis entered the game with a 1–3-1 record in the previous 5 games, including a three-month decision defeat before Denis Bakhtov (33–7).

Ruiz brought Willis down in the fifth round of his right hand, and then referee Wayne Hedgpeth stopped the bout in the eighth round, before his fist was no exception. This is a match between Donaire and Mathebula.

He defeated the unbeaten Anthony Joshua on 1st June 2019.

Anthony Joshua returned to the heavyweight division. In Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Joshua opened a boxing clinic against Andy Ruiz on Saturday and regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, which he lost in June.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocking Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Facts and Net Worth

Anthony Joshua returned and beat up Andy Ruiz Jr. to a Shocking defeat

Joshua approached three cards on the way to a three-vote unanimous victory. 118-110×2, 119-109.

Ruiz Olympic & Amateur career

In his amateur career, Ruiz scored 105-5 under Cuban coach Fernando Ferrer. His 105 victories included two gold medals at the Mexican National Youth Olympic Games and championship titles at the Circus World Championships.

Ruiz also represented Mexico in two 2008 Beijing Olympic qualifiers, losing in the first and second qualifiers to the final Olympic player Robert Alfonso of Cuba and Oscar Rivas of Colombia.
Ruiz’s parents were born in Mexico, making Ruiz eligible to represent Mexico



World Championships 2007
Lost to Michael Hunter (United States) RSCO-3
Pre-Olympic Tournament results
Lost to Zhang Zhilei (China) 28-9
Mexican National Championships results
Defeated Jose Luis Castro (Mexico) RSC-3
Defeated Yusett Savala (Mexico) 12–0
Defeated Juan Isidro Hiracheta (Mexico) AB-2
USA vs Mexico results
Lost to Mike Wilson (United States) 16–9
American Olympic Qualifications results
Defeated Gerardo Bisbal (Puerto Rico) 24-7
Lost to Robert Alfonso (Cuba) 7-3
American Olympic Qualifications results
Defeated German Sandi (Costa Rica) RSC-1
Lost to Óscar Rivas (Colombia) 16-4

Ruiz Professional career

Ruiz had Freddie Roach in his corner and at the Wild Card Gym and sparred with former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Ruiz fought largely journeymen opposition earlier in his career but did knock out two amateur stars in 2006 US amateur champion Jonte Willis and 2008 Golden Gloves champion Tor Hamer.

Andy Ruiz Jr. – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Andy Ruiz Jr. is married to his longtime girlfriend. Although he has not revealed much about his marriage and relationship it is known that he is happy with his  lovely wife.

But we do know that he is a father of children. He has 2 daughters and two sons. His older daughter is named Bella Ruiz, the older son is named Andy Ruiz III, the younger son is named Richie Ruiz and his youngest child is named Beverly Ruiz.


Andy Ruiz Income and Net Worth

And Ruiz can expect to take a much bigger purse when he defends the titles later in the year.
Prior to delivering one of boxing’s biggest ever shocks, Ruiz’s net worth was estimated at around £770,000 by Spike Daily.
His previous biggest purse was that same figure for his loss to Joseph Parker in 2017.
Andy earned $200,000. When he beat Anthony Joshua, his total income including Pay Per View and win bonus topped $7 million.

Andy Ruiz Jr’s Next Fight

For now, no fights sheduled for Andy Ruiz Jr. at the moment


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