|Andy Ruiz Jr. Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||September 11, 1989|
Andy Ruiz Jr. is an American-Mexican professional boxer who had become the unified heavyweight champion in 2019 by defeating British professional boxer Anthony Joshua. Through this feat, he had unified the WBA (World Boxing Association) (Super), the IBF (International Boxing Federation), the WBO (World Boxing Organization), and the IBO (International Boxing Organization) titles. He had thus become the first male boxer of Mexican heritage to become a world heavyweight champion. In June 2021, he was ranked number 4 in the world among active heavyweight boxers by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, 6th by the BoxRec website, and 7th by The Ring magazine.
Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
Imperial Valley, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
He holds dual nationality.
Andy had graduated from Imperial High School, in his hometown of Imperial Valley, in 2007.
- Father – Andrés Ruiz (Owner of a House Flipping Business, Former Construction Worker)
- Mother – Felicitas Ruiz
- Siblings – He has 3 sisters.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
Andy Ruiz Jr.’s net worth had been $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
120 kg or 264.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Andy has dated –
- Julie Ruiz – As of July 2021, Andy was married to his long-term girlfriend named Julie. They have 5 children together – 3 sons including Andy Ruiz III and Richie Ruiz, and 2 daughters named Bella Ruiz and Beverly Ruiz.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Mexican descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a trimmed goatee
- Has both his hands, nape, upper back, and chest covered in tattoos
Andy Ruiz Jr. Facts
- Andy was passionate about baseball as a child but his father, realizing that Andy weighed much more than other kids his age, had persuaded him to train as a boxer from the age of 7.
- His grandfather used to run a boxing gym in Mexicali, the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California. Mexican actor, circus performer, and former professional boxer Jorge Páez, who had held the WBO and the IBF featherweight titles, used to train there.
- In his youth, Andy used to support his father in his construction business before deciding to pursue boxing as a serious full-time career. He had started his amateur boxing career in Mexico. His family had nicknamed him ‘Destroyer’ because he used to break all his toys as a child.
- During his amateur career, he had amassed a 105–5 win-loss record. During this phase, he used to represent Mexico and had won 2 ‘Gold’ medals at the National Junior Olympics. He had also clinched a title at the Ringside World Championships. He had competed in 2 qualification tournaments for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics but had lost out in both those tournaments.
- In December 2019, 6 months after Andy had defeated Anthony Joshua to win the unified heavyweight championship, Anthony had hammered him by a score of 118–110, 118–110, and 119–109 to regain those titles. Andy had admitted that he was not sincere enough in his preparation for the re-match.
Featured Image by Andy Ruiz Jr. / Instagram