If you follow professional boxing tournaments, you must have seen Andy Ruiz in action. He is an American and Mexican and the former heavyweight champion who passed the famous Anthony Joshua and became the winner of WBA Super, IBO, IBF and WBO in 2019. If you are interested in this game and want to know more about this personality, you are at the right place. We have accumulated all the necessary information about him. If we miss any information in this article, we will post it later on as per our update.
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Andy Ruiz’s Early Life
Andy Ruiz was born on 11th September 1989 in Imperial, California. According to the nationality, he belongs to Mexican as well as American. His zodiac sign is Virgo and he moved to the USA along with his parents at a very early age. He has three sisters but there is no information about them in his social media accounts. His father’s name is Andy Ruiz and he was a construction worker who created his own business of different houses. Before he started getting into boxing, he was inclined towards baseball. According to the sources, his first fight was when he was only 7 years old in San Diego. He used to work with his father but then he made up his mind and went into boxing professionally.
Andy Ruiz’s Educational Life
The education life of Andy Ruiz is not there. He used to play baseball before he shifted to boxing professionally. He began his career as an amateur in Mexico in the boxing gym. The boxing gym was of his grandfather. His grandfather was featherweight champion. He was known as “Destroyer” because he used to destroy a lot of stuff when he was a child. Andy Ruiz graduated from the famous Imperial High School in 2007. If we have to talk about his extracurricular quality, he can speak Spanish and English quite fluently.
Personal Details of Andy Ruiz
|Place of Birth||Imperial, California, USA|
|Birthday, Date of Birth||11th September 1989|
|Real name||Andres Ponce Ruiz Jr.|
|Ethnicity||American and Mexican|
|Nationality||American and Mexican|
|Color of Eyes||Dark Brown|
|Color of Hair||Black|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
Body Measurements of Andy Ruiz
|Physique||Healthy and Well-built|
|Height||6 ft. 2 inches|
|Bicep Size||Not known|
|Chest Size||44 Inches|
|Waist Size||36 Inches|
|Hips Size||38 Inches|
|Shoe Size||12 (US)|
|Dress Size||Not known|
Andy Ruiz’s Professional Life
Andy Ruiz started boxing under the trainer Fernando Ferrer. His companion in Wild Card Gym was Freddie Roach and Andrei Arlovski. Andrei was the UFC heavyweight champion at that time. At first, Andy Ruiz used to play against journeymen resistance but used to get knocked out at that time. In 2008, he started to gain some popularity after he took part in the Beijing Olympic Games and represented Mexico. He became a pro boxer when he was 19 years old. At that time, he made his first-ever appearance as a famous boxer in Plaza de Toros in Tijuana in March 2009. After that, he won 105 matches and also received 2 gold medals in Mexican National Junior Olympics. He was also named the ringside world champion.
Andy Ruiz represented Mexico in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 but could not get the victory. He struggled for a long time and finally became a successful professional boxer in 2018. In that year, Andy took part in the WBC heavyweight championship in December and became popular among boxing lovers. In that championship, he defeated the famous Anthony Joshua in the knock-out round. Andy Ruiz became the fourth-best active heavyweight on the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, 7th by The Ring Magazine in 2020 and 6th by BoxRec. These are his career graph. He made his way up to success after crossing a lot of obstructions in his career. He was determined throughout his life to gain popularity in the boxing world. He managed to do that with his immense talent and patience.
Andy Ruiz’s Social Media Life
If you have to talk about the presence of Andy Ruiz on different social media platforms, he is an active person there. He has an Instagram account with 1.7 million followers. Similarly, he has a Twitter account with 180 7.1k followers right now. He is new to Twitter but posts a lot of details about his work and inspiration there. So you can say that he is consistent in posting different types of content on social media platforms. If you check out his Instagram account, you will see his childhood images posted by the boxer. When it comes to personal life, he likes to keep it private.
Andy Ruiz’s Personal Life
Andy Ruiz is married to his long-term girlfriend Julie Ruiz. They have 5 kids. His eldest daughter is Bella, his elder son is Andy, the younger son is Richie and the youngest kid is Beverly. He has a happy family. They spend a lot of good times together. Previously there was a rumour that he is gay. He never confirmed or denied this rumour till now. So it is still a secret whether he is gay or not.
Andy Ruiz’s Net Worth
The net worth of Andy Ruiz is around 15 million dollars. All his income comes from his professional boxing career. He earned 6.774 million dollars when he defeated Anthony Joshua in the championship. Other than that, he earns a lot of money from different games against famous boxers throughout his career. Currently, he is living a peaceful and luxurious life along with his family and is quite happy with it. If he has any other income source, we don’t know about that yet. Our researchers are trying to get some more information about his income sources. If we get anything about those, we will update the article accordingly. In case, you want to know more details about this personality, you have to stay tuned to us.