Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement


Who is Andy Ruiz Jr, what’s his boxing record and did he call out Tyson Fury?

, Who is Andy Ruiz Jr, what’s his boxing record and did he call out Tyson Fury?

ANDY RUIZ JR has revealed his wishes following Tyson Fury’s sixth-round massacre over Dillian Whyte.

The Californian most notably out-boxed Anthony Joshua in 2021, pulling off a shocking victory which not many expected.

Andy Ruiz has set his sights on Tyson Fury following the Gypsy King’s victory over Dillian Whyte

And now, he has made some demands to the Gypsy King which Fury has been entertaining on his Instagram account.

But who exactly is Andy Ruiz and what did he say to Tyson Fury?

Who is Andy Ruiz Jr?

Originally from California and with Mexican heritage, heavyweight Andres ‘Andy’ Ruiz is the man tasked with dethroning Joshua of his world titles.

Ruiz had a glittering amateur career under Cuban trainer Fernando Ferrer, turning pro with a record of 105-5, whilst he also represented Mexico at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The hard-hitting 6ft2 fighter is known as ‘The Destroyer’ and has worked in the past with legendary trainer Freddie Roach.

He was just 19 when he made his professional debut in 2009, knocking out Miguel Ramirez after just one minute in Tijuana.

Ruiz rose steadily up the ranks and won his first title four years later, taking down Joe Hanks in Saudi Arabia for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight strap.

And he defended that crown for the next two years, eventually earning a world title shot against Kiwi Joseph Parker in 2016.

Ruiz agreed to fight champion Parker in Aukland and took the champ the distance, only to lose out on the WBO belt by majority decision.

After that defeat in late 2016, Ruiz chose to take a break from the ring and was next seen in early 2018, beating Devin Vargas in a first-round blitz.

He’s since gone on to beat Kevin Johnson and German Alexander Dimitrenko.

Ruiz has revealed how he felt he was ‘too fat to box’ and fought Dimintrenko on a University campus – but will now head to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

What is his boxing record?

Ruiz, 32, has been a professional for over a decade.

Following his famous win over AJ, he had taken on 36 total fights – keeping up a pro record of 34-2, with 21 of Ruiz’s wins coming by way of knockout.

Andy Ruiz was beaten by Joshua in their rematch

What did Ruiz say to Fury?

Following Tyson Fury’s convincing win over Dillian Whyte, Andy Ruiz challenged the Gypsy King to get in the ring with him before his retirement.

Ruiz said: “I hope 1 day I can have the chance to share the ring with you, three countries will be watching.

“That will be my wish,” accompanied by praying hands, boxing gloves, and angel face emojis.

And Fury, 33, teased the possibility of the fight happening by sharing Ruiz Jr’s request on his Instagram story.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.




DEREK CHISORA amazingly captured the heated face-off between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury ahead of their fight. The pair of celebrity boxing rivals have...


JAKE PAUL revealed the full conditions for his fight with Tommy Fury – and confirmed he has a backup opponent on standby. The pair...


ENGLAND slumped to another defeat and have now lost their one-day series in South Africa with a match to play. Jos Buttler’s team failed...


PATRICK REED went from “Teegate” to “Treegate” as he was caught up in yet another rules rumpus at the Dubai Desert Classic. Social media...


TYSON FURY has been left “in limbo” and as talks with Oleksandr Usyk drag on and warned: “I just want to fight”. The pair...

Formula 1

BBC broadcaster Jennie Gow has provided an update on her health after she suffered a stroke. And the much-loved star revealed “I might not...