Andy Ruiz Jr. is a professional boxer from the United States of America. He used to hold the IBF World Heavy, IBO World Heavy, WBA Super World Heavy, and the WBO World Heavyweight titles.
Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial, California in the United States of America. His parents are Mexican and immigrated to the United States. Before he started boxing, he enjoyed playing baseball.
|Height / weight||1.88 m / 119 kg|
|Born||11 Sep 1989|
He stands 188 cm tall and he has the same reach as his height. Ruiz has an orthodox stance and is nicknamed, ‘Destroyer’.
He turned pro on June 26, 2009. Since he debuted, he has fought in 37 fights, winning 35.
His first professional fight in June 2009 was against Ross Brantley. He won that via TKO. He won his first professional title in 2013 – the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title, which he won after he beat Joe Hanks.
In November 2013, he picked up the North American Boxing Federation Heavyweight title after he beat Tor Hamer. He defended both titles in May 2014 and in December 2014. In December 2016, he lost the chance to win the WBO World Heavyweight title after he lost to Joseph Parker.
In June 2019, he won the IBF World Heavy, IBO World Heavy, WBA Super World Heavy, and the WBO World Heavyweight titles after he beat Anthony Joshua. He lost the titles again after his rematch with Joshua.
His latest match was in September 2022. He won against Luis Ortiz. The match was held in Los Angeles.
Total Fights - 37
- Wins - 35
- Wins by KO - 22
- Losses - 2