Andy Ruiz is a professional boxer who holds an American as well as Mexican nationality. Andy Ruiz is also a former unified heavyweight champion who had passed Anthony Joshua to become the winner of the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in the year 2019.
Table of Biography
Andy’s real name is Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. He was born on 11th September 1989, in Imperial, California, United States. According to Ruiz, he holds both American and Mexican nationality. Similarly, the age of Andy Ruiz must be thirty-one years old as of now and his horoscope is Virgo. He has even told that “America’s one of the greatest countries in the world. For me, I’m an American and I’m a Mexican. I live here. And it hurts me the way a lot of people talk about Mexicans when I know we’re all about hard work and dedication”.
In fact, his parents have moved from Mexico to the United States. Andy’s father’s name is Andy Ruiz and is a former construction worker who has his own business of flipping houses. Ruiz Jr. also has 3 sisters however there is no information about them and his mother. Before his father took him to the boxing field, he was interested in baseball. Ruiz has told me that his 1st fight was in San Diego when he was just 7 years old. After some time, Andy was working for his dad in construction before he made a decision to get into boxing them full-time.
Ruiz began his amateur career in Mexico only. Moreover, Andy’s grandfather was the owner of a boxing gym in Mexicali which was also used by featherweight champion, Jorge Páez. Also, Andy kept his nickname as “Destroyer” as he told “I was always destroying stuff” when he was a kid. In the year 2007, Andy Ruiz graduated from Imperial High School. Andy Ruiz fluently talks in both English and Spanish languages.
Career and Professional Life
Andy Ruiz began his career as a boxer under Fernando Ferrer Trainer. Freddie Roach was with Andy at the Wild Card Gym. Also, the former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski was also with Ruiz. The boxer mostly had games with journeymen resistance previously in his career but was knocked out 2 amateur stars in US amateur champion Jonte Willis in the year 2006 and Golden Gloves champion Tor Hamer in the year 2008. Andy Ruiz began gaining some popularity in the year 2008 after taking part in Beijing Olympic Games from Mexico’s side.
The boxer became a pro at the age of just nineteen. It was in March 2009 when Andy Ruiz made his 1st appearance as a boxer at Plaza De Toros in Tijuana. At the time of his amateur career, he boxed to a 105–5 record under Cuban trainer Fernando Ferrer. Andy got one hundred and five victories which also adds 2 Mexican National Junior Olympics gold medals and a name at the Ringside World Championships. After representing Mexico in two Beijing Olympic Games in the year 2008, he was unable to get victory in eventual Olympians Robert Alfonso of Cuba. And also in the Oscar Rivas of Colombia in the 1st and 2nd qualifiers.
Like this, the boxer struggled for various years to become a professional and successful boxer. On 10th March 2018 in California, he rebounds with 1st round Ko over Devin Vargas. Then, he took part in the competition for The WBO Heavyweight Title in December 2018. It was in the year 2019, Andy Ruiz again began gaining some more fame after he got the victory in a game against Anthony Joshua in a knockout for the same title. Andy Ruiz has reached the world’s 4th best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, 6th by BoxRec, and also 7th by The Ring magazine as of May 2020.
The professional boxer has a good net worth of $15 million which he has been collecting from his professional boxing career. Andy Ruiz got $6.774 million when he won the game which was against Anthony Joshua. Similarly, Andy got $482 thousand when he was playing against Devin Vargas. The boxer has also received another $973 thousand after playing a game against Joseph Parker. Moreover, once Andy Ruiz had a decent net worth of just $973 thousand. Currently, the boxer is earning more and is very satisfied with his income. Andy is living a luxurious and peaceful life together with his family.
Andy Ruiz is a happily married person who is married to his long-term girlfriend, Julie Ruiz. However, there is no much information regarding his relationships and marital life. But it is for sure that Andy Ruiz has 5 kids together with his wife. The name of his elder daughter is Bella Ruiz, his older son is Andy Ruiz III, his younger son is Richie Ruiz, and the youngest kid is Beverly Ruiz. It seems like the family is having a good time with each other as there is no information about the family’s separation. However, once there were some rumors about Andy’s sexuality. It was aired that Andy was gay even though people knew he is a married person. Andy has also not cleared the rumor to this day.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Coming to the body measurement part, Andy Ruiz has a good height of 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm. Similarly, Andy has a bodyweight of around 119 kg or 262 lbs. As a boxer, Andy Ruiz obviously very concerned about his health and his body. Andy does exercises on a daily basis and also has a very good diet. Other than this, there is no more information about the boxer’s body measurements, shoe size, and biceps size. However, it is known that the boxer has a fair complexion with very short black hair and dark brown eyes. Also, the boxer loves tattoos and has several tattoos on his body.
Talking about the professional boxer’s presence on the social media platform, Andy has been quite active there. Andy uses Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, Andy has gained 1.7 million followers and on Twitter, he has gained 187.1 thousand followers. Andy joined Twitter in January 2019. Andy’s social media accounts are full of his works and his inspirations. The boxer often uploads his childhood images. However, the boxer prefers to keep his personal life far from any media and public.