Using his quick hands and combinations, Ruiz was able to overcome Dimitrenko via TKO in round five. , It was announced after the Lawrence fight that Ruiz would fight Hughie Fury in the UK on October 29 at the Manchester Arena, on the undercard of the cancelled rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko. Referee Kenny Bayless waves off the fight after McCall stopped defending himself. Ruiz made a successful fifth defence of his WBC-NABF title after ten one-sided rounds. But every boxers needs that little break and now I've got to come back harder." On May 1, with one month to go before fight night, Joshua vs. Ruiz was confirmed and announced to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, broadcast exclusively on DAZN in the United States and on PPV Sky Sports Box Office in the United Kingdom.
 Lawrence has won his last nine fights inside the distance dating back to 2009, with his last loss being against veteran Oliver McCall.  He is a former unified heavyweight champion, having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in 2019, only to lose them in a rematch with Joshua six months later. For other inquiries, Contact Us. All three judges scored the fight 80–72. And his fans are already purring at what his trimmed-down new look after he showed it off during a workout in Saudi.
 Ruiz's parents were born in Mexico, making Ruiz eligible to represent Mexico.[a].
Ruiz claimed the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title with this win. On May 14, 2016 Ruiz fought 45 year old, former world title challenger Ray Austin (29-6-4, 18 KOs) at the Sportsman's Lodge in California. Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. (born September 11, 1989), also known as Andy Ruiz Jr., is an American professional boxer.In June 2019, he scored a major upset when he beat Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Who is Andy Ruiz Jr.? , Ruiz was born in Imperial, California; his parents had emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. His father is a former construction worker who started his own business flipping houses. , Prior to the Dimitrenko fight, Ruiz put his name forward to replace Jarrell Miller and challenge Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) for the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles on June 1, 2019, after Miller was denied a license by the New York Athletic Commission because he failed three different tests for PEDs. In his absence from the ring, he explained, "I just wanted to take a break.
A 19-year-old Ruiz made his professional debut on March 28, 2009, at the Plaza de Toros in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, in a four-round bout against Miguel Ramirez. The fight was stopped after the third-round when Hamer indicated he did not wish to continue. And it hurts me the way a lot of people talk about Mexicans when I know we’re all about hard work and dedication. Ruiz resides in his hometown of Imperial, California; he graduated from Imperial High School in 2007 and has never been married there are 2 women that mother his 5 kids. , Lost WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. For the bout, Ruiz trained with Manny Robles. Fans were last month convinced the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight world champ had PUT ON more weight during a training session out in Diriyah. The bout nearly came to an end in round four when Ruiz nearly knocked Dimitrenko down, however Dimitrenko managed to make it to the end of the round. , On July 27, 2013 Ruiz traveled to Macau with Top Rank to fight at the Cotai Arena against undefeated 30 year old American Joe Hanks (21-0, 14 KOs) in a scheduled ten round fight.
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Sep 3, 2019 / Andy Ruiz Jr, Jean Pascal, Julian Williams Shining Under the Bright Lights of Pressure. Promoted by Salita Promotions. On February 5, 2011, Ruiz knocked out Kelsey Arnold in the third-round and in the same month defeated Alvaro Morales via unanimous decision 59–55, 59–55, and 60–54.
 Ruiz received a $500,000 purse.  Arum told ESPN.com that he was in talks with the WBO about making it for the vacant title. I live here.
ANDY RUIZ JR has shown off an impressive body transformation with a slimmed-down look as he prepares to return to the ring.  Ruiz mostly fought journeymen opposition earlier in his career but did knock out two amateur stars in 2006 US amateur champion Jonte Willis and 2008 Golden Gloves champion Tor Hamer. Ruiz started off well being the aggressor but slowed down during mid rounds, only to take control again during the championship rounds.  Ruiz also represented Mexico in two 2008 Beijing Olympic Games qualification tournaments, losing to eventual Olympians Robert Alfonso of Cuba and Oscar Rivas of Colombia in the first and second qualifiers. He is a former unified heavyweight champion, having defeated Anthony Joshua to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles in 2019, only to lose them in a rematch with Joshua six months later. Godfrey was a late replacement for Devin Vargas, who was unable to obtain a license from the California Athletic Commission. Although the mother of his second set of children likes to portray that she mothers all 5 she doesn’t help raise or help mold the 2 oldest they live in a different state. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Andy Ruiz Jr is already looking in better shape as he counts down to his AJ rematch, Andy Ruiz Jr came in heavy for the first scrap - but still shocked the world, The world of boxing was left stunned as Anthony Joshua was battered by Ruiz back in June, Joshua vs Ruiz Jr will fight in a three-sided Gladiator-style arena in Saudi as first images of unique stadium reveal, Ruiz Jr delivered one of boxing's biggest ever shocks to floor Joshua three times on the way to a seventh-round KO triumph, the two will get it on all over again in the desert, Fans were last month convinced the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight world champ had PUT ON more weight, he has also revealed he has swapped his snack of choice, Snickers, for healthier options like fruit and nuts, Joshua has also promised to showcase a different physique for his big night out in the Middle East, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
Referee Thomas Taylor called off the fight. The Mexican-American boxer, 30, tipped the scales at a staggering 20st 3l…
Andrés Ponce "Andy" Ruiz Jr. (born September 11, 1989) is an American professional boxer of Mexican descent.
Ruiz's hand speed was showcased in this fight.
When Andy Ruiz pulled off one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history in June by knocking out Anthony Joshua in the seventh round, he weighed a hefty …  Ruiz was taken to the ten round distance for the first time in his career by Liakhovich, who trained hard for this fight and tried to win. But Ruiz Jr delivered one of boxing's biggest ever shocks to floor Joshua three times on the way to a seventh-round KO triumph. On April 22, Ruiz confirmed his team had a meeting scheduled with promoter Eddie Hearn, officially putting himself in the running.
 Two weeks later, it was reported that Ruiz had withdrawn because he did not want the fight. ", In reply to a photo Joshua posted, another fan said: "Brother looking lean... muscles disappearing. ", "Andy Ruiz Confirms He is in The Mix To Face Anthony Joshua", "Andy Ruiz Emerges as Frontrunner in Joshua Sweepstakes", "Team Ruiz Confirm Deal Nearly Finalized To Face Anthony Joshua", "Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz - Finalized For June 1, MSG", "Joshua vs Ruiz Jr: Anthony Joshua's opponent confirmed as Andy Ruiz Jr for US debut in New York", "Joshua to fight short-notice foe Ruiz on June 1", "Anthony Joshua Upset by Andy Ruiz Jr. in Stunning Seventh-Round Knockout", "Imperial County Boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. Wins Heavyweight World Championship", "Andy Ruiz Proves that Round is also a Shape in Heavyweight Boxing", "Andy Ruiz carries his Mexican heritage into the ring against Anthony Joshua. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. ", A fellow user posted: "AJ appears to have lost some muscle mass which is great, he was better when not as big. Johnson did not do much apart from throw a strong jab from time to time. ", "Photos: Andy Ruiz vs. Kevin Johnson - Prepared For Battle", "Kavaliauskas wins but might not get title chance", "Andy Ruiz Inks Agreement With Al Haymon, Heads To PBC", "Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados Tops Tripleheader, April 20", "Ruiz-Dimitrenko bout joins Garcia-Granados card", "PBC on FOX Weights: Danny Garcia 146.8, Adrian Granados 146", "Purses: Danny Garcia $1M, Adrian Granados $400K", "Andy Ruiz Breaks Down, Stops Alexander Dimitrenko", "Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados Fight Results | Round By Round Boxing", "Andy Ruiz To Adam Kownacki: I Want To Fight, Let's Do This!
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