Andy Ruiz Jr Worth More than Floyd Mayweather Jr – Net Worth Wife Children Wiki
- Birthday: September 11, 1989
- Birth name: Andres Ponce Ruiz Jr
- Birthplace: Imperial Valley, California
- Children: Bella Ruiz, Beverly Ruiz, Andy Ruiz III, Richie Ruiz
- Net Worth: $4 Million
Mexican American fighter Andy Ruiz Jr might have become one of the biggest boxers over night. Following the upset win against boxer Anthony Joshua, Ruiz has made history.
According to CBS Sports Ruiz, 29, became the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title as he captured Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO titles with excessive force and heart. The upset was arguably the biggest within the division since Hasim Rahman stopped Lennox Lewis in 2001 and brought back memories of James “Buster” Douglas’ 1990 win over Mike Tyson.
“I just want to thank God for giving me this victory. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible,” Ruiz said. “This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for, and I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.”
Andy Ruiz Jr shook up the world with almost no one had predicted him to win. It was not the script that was written since Anthony Joshua was the biggest star in the boxing world. Joshua was making his long awaited US debut in Madison Square Garden. It was even more shocking since Ruiz took the fight with Joshua on just four weeks’ notice after Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller failed a trio of drug tests.
Ruiz just came from a lost at the end of 2016 against heavyweight Joseph Parker. It was a big loss for him and Andy claims he didn’t train enough and didn’t take the fight as serious, even though it came down to a 12 round decision. Shortly following the fight he said his goal was to become the first Mexican American heavyweight of the world.