Andy Ruiz Jr

Andy Ruiz Jr

“Destroyer”

RECORD

33 - 1 - 0

KOs

22

Weight 262 lbs (119.09 kg)

Age 30

Home Imperial, California,

Complete Stats

Andy Ruiz was bred to fight by his father at early age. After accumulating a standout amateur record, “The Destroyer” turned pro at 19 in a quest to become boxing’s first Heavyweight Champion of Mexican descent. Read Bio

Next Fight / Dec 07, 2019


Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua


Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

Latest News

Andy Ruiz Jr News
PBC Boxing Video
Sep 3, 2019 / Andy Ruiz Jr, Jean Pascal, Julian Williams

Shining Under the Bright Lights of Pressure

Andy Ruiz Jr., Julian Williams and Jean Pascal all overcame heavy odds to win world titles in 2019. Here’s how they did it.

Jul 11, 2019 / Andy Ruiz Jr

Andy Ruiz Jr. Wins ESPY Award for Upset of the Year

The accolades continue to pile up for the unified World Heavyweight Champion as he wins the ESPY Award for his title-winning, TKO victory over Anthony Joshua on June 1.

PBC Boxing Video
Jun 13, 2019 / Andy Ruiz, Andy Ruiz Jr

Andy Ruiz Jr. Receives Hero’s Welcome in Mexico

The new unified World Heavyweight Champion is greeted by a mob of fans and meets the President of Mexico during a happy homecoming.

Fights

Andy Ruiz Jr Fights

WIN vs Anthony Joshua 32-1-0

Jun 01, 2019 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Anthony Joshua LOSES to Andy Ruiz Jr by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Alexander Dimitrenko 41-4-0

Apr 20, 2019 Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Alexander Dimitrenko by RTD in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Kevin Johnson 32-9-1

Jul 07, 2018 Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Kevin Johnson by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Devin Vargas 20-4-0

Mar 10, 2018 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Devin Vargas by KO in Round 1 of 8

LOSS vs Joseph Parker 21-0-0

Dec 10, 2016 Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand

Joseph Parker WINS against Andy Ruiz Jr by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Franklin Lawrence 21-2-2

Sep 10, 2016 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Franklin Lawrence by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Josh Gormley 23-4-0

Jul 16, 2016 Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Josh Gormley by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Ray Austin 29-6-4

May 14, 2016 Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Ray Austin by RTD in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Raphael Zumbano 37-11-1

Oct 24, 2015 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Raphael Zumbano by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Joell Godfrey 17-14-1

Sep 26, 2015 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Joell Godfrey by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Siarhei Liakhovich 26-6-0

Dec 20, 2014 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Siarhei Liakhovich by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Kenny Lemos 12-8-2

Oct 25, 2014 Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Kenny Lemos by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Manuel Quezada 29-8-0

May 17, 2014 Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Manuel Quezada by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Tor Hamer 21-2-0

Nov 24, 2013 Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Tor Hamer by RTD in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Joe Hanks 21-0-0

Jul 27, 2013 Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Joe Hanks by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Carl Davis 16-5-0

Jun 08, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Carl Davis by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Matthew Greer 15-9-0

Mar 16, 2013 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Matthew Greer by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Elijah McCall 11-1-1

Dec 07, 2012 Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Elijah McCall by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Maurenzo Smith 11-2-2

Sep 13, 2012 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Maurenzo Smith by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Jonte Willis 8-3-1

Jul 07, 2012 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Jonte Willis by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Homero Fonseca 9-4-3

Mar 23, 2012 Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Homero Fonseca by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Theron Johnson 5-6-0

Dec 17, 2011 WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Theron Johnson by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Ken Frank 6-3-1

Sep 17, 2011 BlueWater Resort & Casino, Parker, Arizona, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Ken Frank by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Villi Bloomfield 9-6-1

Jul 15, 2011 Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Villi Bloomfield by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Angel Herrera 6-4-3

Apr 23, 2011 WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Angel Herrera by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Alvaro Morales 5-8-5

Feb 26, 2011 Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Alvaro Morales by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Kelsey Arnold 4-6-2

Feb 05, 2011 Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Kelsey Arnold by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Francisco Diaz 2-4-0

Dec 04, 2010 Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Francisco Diaz by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Raymond Lopez 2-2-0

Nov 20, 2010 WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Raymond Lopez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Miles Kelly 1-3-0

Oct 16, 2010 Silverton Casino & Lodge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Miles Kelly by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Luke Vaughn 0-1-0

Mar 12, 2010 Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine, Texas, USA

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Luke Vaughn by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz 0-3-1

Feb 12, 2010 Gimnasio de Mexicali, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Ross Brantley 1-10-1

Jun 26, 2009 Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Ross Brantley by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Miguel Salvador Ramirez 0-1-0

Mar 28, 2009 Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Andy Ruiz Jr WINS against Miguel Salvador Ramirez by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Andy Ruiz Jr “Destroyer”

  • WINS 33
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 22

Weight 262 lbs (119.09 kg)

Height 6'2" (1.88 m)

Reach 74" (188 cm)

  • Born

    September 11, 1989
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Imperial, CA
  • Trains in

    Imperial, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    151
  • KO Percentage

    64.71%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Andy Ruiz Jr Bio

Andy Ruiz was bred to fight by his father at early age. After accumulating a standout amateur record, “The Destroyer” turned pro at 19 in a quest to become boxing’s first Heavyweight Champion of Mexican descent.

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Top-rated heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. was born to be a fighter—although he didn’t realize it at first. Baseball was young Andy’s passion. But his father, Andy Sr., had other plans. The elder Ruiz pushed his son into boxing, forcing him to give up baseball to study the sweet science daily.

Andy Sr.’s vision would come to fruition. Ruiz Jr. began his amateur career in Mexico, accumulating a 105-5 record and winning several national championships. Ruiz would go on to make it to the qualification stage for 2008 Olympics as part of the Mexican squad, although he ultimately fell short of making it the games.

TURNING PRO IN MEXICO

Rather than continue his amateur career, Ruiz turned pro at 19. His first pro bout occurred in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 28, 2009. Ruiz would notch a first-round KO over Miguel Salvador Ramirez at the Plaza de Toros.

After two more bouts in Mexico (both wins), Ruiz made his U.S. pro debut on March 12, 2010, flattening Luke Vaughn in one round at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas.

STEPPING UP AND SHOWING OUT

Ruiz would continue to fight in the US until July 27, 2013. That was when the 19-0 boxer took his first major step up in competition, against 21-0 Joe Hanks at the Venetian Resort in Macao. It was no contest. Ruiz dominated, stopping Hanks in four rounds.

He returned to the ring that November, against once-touted prospect Tor Hamer, also at the Venetian Resort in Macao. The result was similar as well. After a slow start, Ruiz turned it on the third, punishing Hamer to the head and body. Hamer opted to remain on his stool prior to the start of the fourth round.

Ruiz returned to the U.S. in May 2017, stopping Manuel Quezada in two rounds at Selland Arena in Fresno, California. Another TKO win set up a showdown versus former world heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich on December 20, 2014. Again, Ruiz dominated, winning a 10-round unanimous decision at Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

FIGHTING FOR A WORLD TITLE

Ruiz would win his next five bouts, climbing to the top of the rankings and setting the stage for a world title shot. On December 10, 2016, the now 29-0 boxer faced 21-0 Joseph Parker for the vacant WBO World Heavyweight Championship.

The bout took place at the Spark Arena in Parker’s native Auckland, New Zealand. It was a hotly contested battle for 12 rounds, with each fighter enjoying their fair share of moments.  Judge Salven Lagumbay had it 114-114, but judges Ramon Cerdan and Ingo Barrabas both scored it 115-113 for Parker, awarding Parker the victory and the world title.

BOUNCING BACK

On March 10, 2018, Ruiz returned to the ring with a first-round KO over Devin Vargas at StubHub Center in Carson, California. That July, he won a wide 10-round unanimous decision over fringe contender Kevin Johnson.

On April 2019, Ruiz made his Premier Boxing Champions debut at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, live on FOX and FOX Deportes. Ruiz turned in one of the finest performances of his career, stopping Alexander Dimitrenko after five one-sided rounds.