Andy Ruiz Jr. (born September 11, 1989) is an American-Mexican Professional Boxer and Social Media Personality from Imperial Valley, California. He is famous for being the unified WBA (Super), WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion. His real full birth name is Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
Furthermore, the 29-year-old boxer started his career and made a debut against Miguel Ramirez on March 28, 2009, at the Plaza de Toros in Tijuana. In March 2010, Ruiz made his American debut at the Gaylord Hotel in Texas, against Luke Vaughn.
Moreover, he knocked out his opponent in the first round. The boxer fought his first eight-round fight, outpointing Homero Fonseca on March 23, 2012. Later, Andy had a match against former WBO World heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich on December 20, 2014.
In addition, Ruiz began training with popular trainer Abel Sanchez in June 2015. On December 10, 2016, he lost the WBO heavyweight title to “Joseph Parker” (New Zealand professional boxer) in New Zealand.
Then, in March 2018, he had a match against American boxer Devin Vargas but the fight got canceled as Andy knocked him out by hitting on his head. Recently, the boxer challenged Anthony Joshua for the unified WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight titles on June 1, 2019.
In fact, Ruiz defeated Anthony by technical knockout in the seventh round. The match took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Early Life, Profile & Parents
The professional boxer was born on the 11th of September 1989 in Imperial Valley, California, United States. Hence, Andy Ruiz’s age is 29 years old, as of 2018. His father, Andrés Ruiz, and mother are originally from Mexico. Therefore, he belongs to American-Mexican ethnicity and is of Hispanic descent.
Later, Andy parents’ went to Mexico when the boxer was very young. Furthermore, he also has three siblings i.e. three sisters (name not available). Ruiz fought to a 105–5 record under Fernando Ferrer (Cuban trainer) during his amateur career.
Moreover, the boxer won 105 matches against various opponents. He also bagged a gold medal in the Mexican National Junior Olympics. Andy also won the World Ringside Heavyweight Championship in the initial days of his career.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.|
|Nick name||The Destroyer.|
|Profession||Professional Boxer and Social Media Personality.|
|Age (As of 2018)||29 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||September 11, 1989.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Imperial Valley, California, United States.|
|Famous For||being the unified WBA (Super), WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Virgo.|
|Current Residence||California, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 2".
Centimeters: 188 cm.
Meters: 1.88 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 119 Kg.
Pounds: 262 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||44-36-38.|
|Shoe Size (US)||12.|
|Parents||Father: Andrés Ruiz.
Mother: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||In the relationship.|
|Dating History?||Presently, in a relationship with his girlfriend.|
|Girlfriend & Fiancee||name not available.|
|Children||Daughter: Bella and Beverly Ruiz.
Son: Andy Ruiz III and Richie Ruiz.
|Alma Mater||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Watching television.|
|Favorite Dishes||Pan Cake, Fries, Chicken & Cheese Burger.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$970,000 US Dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings per month||Will update.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Andy Ruiz Jr.
- As per Wikipedia, Andy Ruiz is also famous by his nickname as “The Destroyer“.
- He became the second person of Hispanic descent who became unified WBA (Super), WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion after beating Anthony Joshua. John Ruiz was the first boxer who did so.
- In fact, Andy is the first person of Mexican descent to become world heavyweight champion.
- Furthermore, Andy Ruiz’s height is 6 Feet 2 Inches (188 centimeters tall).
- He also possesses a strong, muscular, and heavy physique with a body weight of 119 kilograms (262 pounds).
- Money Factor: the estimated Net worth of world heavyweight champion is $970,000 US Dollars, as of 2019.
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- He also made more than $6 million USD after his career-changing match against Joshua.
- The BoxRec website ranked Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. as the world’s best active heavyweight in June 2019.
- Moreover, Andy never revealed anything about his girlfriend(s) or past affairs on the internet.
- But according to a source, he shares four children with his partner.
- He has two daughters named Bella and Beverly Ruiz and two sons named Andy Ruiz III and Richie Ruiz.
- As a social media personality, Ruiz has an amazing fan following on Instagram with 656+ k followers.