Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has a net worth of $10 million.
The ‘fluffy’ Mexican boxer is recognized for his lightning-quick hands and ability to absorb strong punches.
Ruiz came into prominence after winning the WBA, WBO IBF, and IBO titles after defeating the heavily fancied Anthony Joshua in 2019.
The champion is the first boxer of Mexican descent to have been crowned the world heavyweight champion.
Ruiz is ranked at number 27 according to Boxrec Ratings of 2021 with 182.7 points.
He started from a humble background; he worked in his father’s house flipping business during his early years.
Here are some quick facts about the former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.
|Full Name||Andres Ponce Ruiz Jr|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Birth Date||11 September 1989|
|Birth Place||Imperial, California, US|
|Education||Imperial High School|
|Father’s Name||Andres Ruiz|
|Mother’s Name||Felicitas Ruiz|
|Age||32 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lbs)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Interests||Luxury Cars, Jewelry|
|Tattoo||Chest, Right-hand, and Back|
|Children||Daughters- Bella Ruiz, Beverly Ruiz
Sons- Andy Ruiz III, Richie Ruiz
|Associations||Top Rank, Premier Boxing Champions, TGB Promotions|
|Endorsements||Snickers, Fashion Nova, CBD, Frost of London, Value Casa De Bolsa|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube|
|Achievements||World Ringside Heavyweight Championship, Mexican National Junior Olympic Gold X2, ESPY Award 2019, The Ring Upset of the Year 2019|
|Titles Held||WBO, IBO, WBA(Super), IBF, WBC-NABF, WBO Intercontinental|
|Merch||El Corrido de Andy Ruiz Jr, Signed Boxing Glove, Sports Prints|
Andy Ruiz Jr: Net Worth and Income
Andy Ruiz Jr’s net worth is $10 million, which is a massive increment from his $770,000 net worth before fighting Anthony Joshua.
From thе gаmе аgаіnѕt Аnthоnу Јоѕhuа, hе еаrnеd a purse of $7 mіllіоn from the pay per view and $13 million from their rematch.
His previous biggest fight purse was $770,000, a failed attempt to win the WBO title against Joseph Parker in 2016.
Besides, he has also made $500,000 from the fight against Devin Vargas and $200,000 from the bout against Alexander Dimitrenko.
Ruiz has made sponsorship earnings of up to $7 million.
Andy Ruiz Jr: Cars and Houses
Ruiz daily drives a £96,275 Mercedes G550 SUV. The sturdily built SUV boasts 416 hp power @ 5250 rpm.
The car that is close to his heart is a Porsche Panamera 4s which was his first luxury car.
Ruiz gifted a Mercedes G-Wagen to his wife after victory against Anthony Joshua.
He also bought his dream car, a matte-finished £264,000 Rolls Royce Cullinan after the big win, and he loves the comfort and interior design of the car.
Amongst his Rolls Royce collection, he owns a white Rolls Royce Wraith worth £258,000.
In 2019, he bought a £163,000 Lamborghini Urus SUV having a twin-turbo V8 engine and a top speed of 190 mph.
His favorite sports car is the 2018 Ferrari 488 Spider, which he traded for a Lamborghini SUV.
Ruiz’s earning from his unfancied victory enabled him to purchase a massive mansion in California.
This mansion is currently his primary place of residence.
The property has a treehouse, swimming pool, basketball court, game room, and a huge backyard garden.
Also, he has been building 26 houses in his hometown with his father, who is in the real estate business.
Andy Ruiz Jr: Lifestyle and Vacations
Ruiz loves to own luxury items such as jewelry, cars, watches, etc.
After a press conference, Ruiz was seen in Frost of London checking out watches, pendants, and chains.
The London jeweler, whose clients include Lewis Hamilton, Mariah Carey, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, etc., also sponsored Ruiz for his second AJ bout.
He owns diamond bracelets, rings, necklaces and proudly shows them off through his Instagram.
Ruiz also loves to party hard and takes his loved ones out for expensive outings.
This was considered the reason for his loss in the rematch against AJ.
He recently lost a lot of weight through strenuous diet and exercise and gained mobility and nimbleness.
His breakfast includes an omelet with mushrooms, spinach, avocados, and hash browns.
Ruiz keeps his lunches light, which is why he opts for something like a chicken salad or a chicken wrap.
He likes having Saudi Arabian rice and pasta for dinner. Ruiz’s preferred cheat meal is the famous Mexican delicacy tacos.
After his big upset with AJ in 2019, Ruiz was given a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Imperial and was treated to a celebratory parade in a Rolls Royce.
Also, Ruiz was invited to Mexico City by the president, who awarded him a special 500 peso bill containing his initials.
During the end of 2020, Ruiz was in San Diego, training for his next bout.
After a grueling session, he was seen heading out to the sea with his son and friends for some fishing in a video posted on his official youtube channel.
In 2021, Andy Ruiz Jr was pictured near the arch of Cabo, San Lucas, on a cruise.
He was relaxing in the natural beauty of Mexico and also flaunted his toned-down physique.
Andy Ruiz Jr: Charity
In 2021, Ruiz teamed up with Tyson Fury to help distribute 500 bags of groceries to families in Las Vegas in association with the Project Hope initiative.
During his 2019 bout against AJ in Saudi Arabia, he visited the Disabled Children’s Association and the Charity Committee for Orphan’s Care.
Ruiz supported Jimmy Kimmel’s ALS Charity Initiative by offering his signed boxing gloves for auction.
He has worked with RR Rancho Mirage to help raise funds for underprivileged children and motivate them to take up boxing.
Media, Endorsements, Investments, Book Publications
Documentary and Media
Ruiz has appeared in the documentary One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz, which was executive produced by Sylvester Stallone, where he revisited the night of his epic achievement.
Further, he has been in TV series such as Iron Sharpens Iron, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, DAZN Boxing, etc.
He also joined Joe Rogan in his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, discussing his career and life.
Ruiz has given an exclusive tour of his daily life and car collection in collaboration with the Dank City YouTube channel.
Ruiz was given a golden opportunity to throw out the first pitch in a Los Angeles Dodgers game.
Andy Ruiz Jr has endorsements with brands such as Snickers, Fashion Nova, CBD, Value Casa De Bolsa, and Frost of London.
He really loves a snickers candy bar and can be regularly seen munching on one in his public appearances.
Snickers also provided him a commemorative belt for his heavyweight championship victory.
Besides, Ruiz promotes Fashion Nova and CBD products through his social media handles.
He was wearing boxers encrusted with Frost of London Swarovski and adverts for Value Casa De Bolsa in Ruiz VS Joshua II.
Ruiz’s representation worked wonders for the jewelry company, which got a massive order of £500,000 from the Saudi Royalty.
Ruiz Jr’s ever-growing net worth has been mostly accumulated from his fights as well as his investments.
His father doesn’t seem to be a fan of his lavish spending, but Ruiz Jr does also Invest in Ruiz Sr’s real estate business.
Moreover, he has revealed his plans to establish a boxing gym to enable less fortunate children to take up boxing.
Joe Bugner has authored a book named Andy Ruiz, based on the career and achievements of the Mexican heavyweight boxer.
The paperback version of the 80-page book costs around $24.
Andy Ruiz Jr: Career
Ruiz had an amateur career record of 105-5 under Fernando Ferrer, winning in the National Junior Olympics and Ringside World Championships.
He also participated in two 2008 Olympic qualification tournaments representing Mexico but couldn’t get past the initial qualifiers.
Ruiz made his professional debut in 2009 as a 19-year-old against Miguel Ramirez.
In 2013, Ruiz claimed the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title by beating Joe Hanks.
Later in the same year, he vied against Tor Hamer for the vacant WBC-NABF heavyweight title and defended his previous title in the process.
Ruiz had a shot at the WBO world title in 2016, but he failed to beat Joseph Parker, who scored marginally higher.
His biggest career achievement came in 2019 when he beat Anthony Joshua via a technical knockout, crowned the IBF, WBO, WBA(Super), and IBO titles.
Ruiz couldn’t defend his titles against AJ in their rematch as he lost by a unanimous decision of three judges who scored 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110.
3 Facts about Andy Ruiz Jr
Andy Ruiz Jr got his nickname “The Destroyer” because he loved to destroy anything he got his hands on.
He won his debut professional match in 2009 via a 34-second knockout over Miguel Salvador Ramirez in Tijuana, Mexico.
Ruiz had a deep affection for baseball as a child, but he opted to box after his father encouraged him to do so.
Social Media Presence
Andy Ruiz Jr is quite fond of social media, and he regularly interacts with his fans through the virtual medium.
Twitter -189.1k followers
Instagram -1.7m followers
Facebook -143k followers
Youtube -65.9k followers
“It’s a natural blessing. …”
“As long as you pray and believe in your dreams, anything is possible. …”
“People need to understand that I came this far being chubby and all that. …”
“It doesn’t matter how you look. …”
“Training at altitude took two weeks to get used to.”
Who is Andy Ruiz Jr’s next opponent?
Andy Ruiz Jr’s next opponent is Chris Arreola, whom he fights in California on May 1, 2021.
Who is Andy Ruiz Jr’s new trainer?
Andy Ruiz’s new trainer is Eddy Reynoso, and he also works with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
How much weight has Andy Ruiz Jr lost?
He has lost nearly two stones and currently weighs 257 pounds.