Andy Ruiz Jr. Biography and Wiki
Andy Ruiz Jr. is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent, he was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial, California, the United States as Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. Ruiz Jr is a former unified heavyweight champion, having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in the year 2019, only to lose them in a rematch with Joshua six months later. He became the first male boxer of Mexican heritage to become a world heavyweight champion.
As of May 2020, Ruiz Jr is ranked as the world’s fourth-best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, sixth by BoxRec, and seventh by The Ring magazine.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Age
Ruiz Jr is 31 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial, California, the United States as Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. He celebrates his birthday on September 11, every year.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Height
Ruiz Jr stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and he has a weight of 119 kgs (262 lbs).
Andy Ruiz Jr. Weight
Ruiz Jr has a weight of 119 kgs (262 lbs).
Andy Ruiz Jr. Family
Ruiz Jr was born and raised in Imperial, California; his parents had emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. His father Andrés Ruiz, is a former construction worker who started his own business flipping houses. Ruiz Jr had a passion for baseball before his father got him into boxing; he has noted that his first fight was at age seven in San Diego.
Ruiz Jr later worked for his father in construction for a time before deciding to become a full-time boxer and starting his amateur career in Mexico. Ruiz Jr’s grandfather owned a boxing gym in Mexicali that was used by featherweight champion Jorge Páez. Ruiz Jr has explained that his nickname, ‘Destroyer’, was acquired before he started boxing, because as a child, “I was always destroying stuff.”
Andy Ruiz Jr. Wife
Ruiz Jr is married to his wife Julie and the couple has five children although they tend to keep their personal life private. Ruiz Jr resides in his hometown of Imperial, California; he graduated from Imperial High School in 2007 he considers himself both American and Mexican and identifies with both nationalities: “America’s one of the greatest countries in the world.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Net Worth
Ruiz Jr has a net worth of $10 Million as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a professional boxer. Through his various sources of income, Ruiz Jr has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
- Popular As: Professional boxer.
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Professional boxer.
- Nationality: American, Mexican
- Race / Ethnicity: Not Available
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Andy Ruiz Jr. Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 31 years old as of 2020.
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Date of Birth: September 11, 1989.
- Place of Birth: Imperial, California, the United States.
- Birthday: September 11, Every year.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: (chest-waist-hips) 44-36-38.
- Height / How Tall?: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
- Weight: 119 kgs (262 lbs).
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Shoe Size: 12 (US).
Andy Ruiz Jr. Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Andrés Ruiz.
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Three.
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Julie.
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: Andy Ruiz III, Richie Ruiz, Bella, and Beverly Ruiz.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $10 Million.
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Professional boxer.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua was a heavyweight professional boxing match contested between undefeated and unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO champion Anthony Joshua, and former world title challenger Andy Ruiz Jr. The bout took place on June 1, the year 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Joshua was originally scheduled to face undefeated WBA No. two and WBO No. three ranked heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who was replaced by Ruiz Jr after Miller failed three drug tests. He was replaced by Ruiz, who was the WBA No. five, WBO No. 11, and IBF No. 14 ranked heavyweight.
After coming in as a 25–1 underdog, in a shocking upset, Ruiz Jr won the match via technical knockout in the seventh round, ending Joshua’s undefeated record as well as becoming the new unified heavyweight champion. The fight is considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, drawing comparisons to Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas in the year 1990 and Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman in the year 2001.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2
In September the year 2019, it was announced that Ruiz Jr would defend his titles against Joshua in a rematch. Ruiz Jr lost via unanimous decision, with the three judges scoring the bout 118–110, 118–110, and 119–109.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Next Fight
Ruiz Jr will next fight Chris Arreola sometime in late 2020, per Mike Coppinger of The Athletic. As Coppinger noted, the two fighters are with Premier Boxing Champions, which is looking for a broadcast date as well as a location for the event.
Frequently Asked Questions About Andy Ruiz Jr.
Who is Andy Ruiz Jr.?
Andy Ruiz Jr. is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent.
How old is Andy Ruiz Jr.?
Ruiz Jr is 31 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial, California, the United States as Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
How tall is Andy Ruiz Jr.?
Ruiz Jr stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Is Andy Ruiz Jr. married?
Ruiz Jr is married to his wife Julie and the couple has five children although they tend to keep their personal life private.
How much is Andy Ruiz Jr. worth?
Ruiz Jr has a net worth of $10 Million as of 2020.
How much does Ruiz Jr. make?
Ruiz Jr has a net worth of $10 Million.
Where does Ruiz Jr. live?
Ruiz Jr lives in California, United States.
Is Ruiz Jr. dead or alive?
Ruiz Jr is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Ruiz Jr. Now?
Ruiz Jr. is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent.
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