Andy Ruiz Jr. - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 18, 2022

Andy Ruiz Jr.
Nick Name: The Destroyer
Profession: Boxer
Best Known For: WBO heavyweight (boxing)
Salary: $9 million
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 11, 1989 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.
Birth Place: Imperial Valley, California, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Andrés Ruiz Sr.
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 3


Ethnicity: Mexican
Nationality: American, Mexican


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Julie Ruiz
Children: 5

Bella Ruiz (daughter)
Andy Ruiz III (son)
Richie Ruiz (son)
William Ruiz (son)
Beverly Ruiz (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 116 kg (255.74 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Andy Ruiz Jr.?

Andy Ruiz Jr. is a boxer by profession and Mexican-American by nationality. He is well known for challenging for the WBO heavyweight title in 2016.

Andy Ruiz Jr. – Age, Parents, Siblings

Andy Ruiz Jr.’s birth took place on September 11, 1989, in Imperial Valley, California, United States. He was born Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. to his father Andrés Ruiz while the name and details of his mother are not known.

Both his parents and Mexican immigrants and has three siblings, all sisters.

young Andy Ruiz Jr. with siblings (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up he wanted to become a baseball player but the detail of his education is not known. His ethnicity is Mexican.

Andy Ruiz Jr. – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Andy Ruiz Jr. is married to his longtime girlfriend. Although he has not revealed much about his marriage or relationship it is known that he is happy with his wife Julie Ruiz.

With his partner, he has five children- two daughters and two sons. His older daughter is named Bella Ruiz, his older son is named Andy Ruiz III, his younger son is named Richie Ruiz, his youngest son is named William Ruiz, and his youngest daughter is named Beverly Ruiz.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. with his wife and children (Image: Instagram)

Andy Ruiz Jr. – Career

Amateur boxer

During his amateur years, Andy Ruiz Jr. boxed to a 105-5 record under Cuban trainer Fernando Ferrer. He won two Mexican National Junior Olympics gold medals and World Ringside Heavyweight Championship.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games qualification tournaments, he represented Mexico in two games but lost to Cuba’s Robert Alfonso and Colombia’s Oscar Rivas.

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Early Career

Andy Ruiz Jr. began his professional career at the age of 19. His debut game was on March 28, 2009, at the Plaza de Toros in Tijuana, Baja California against Miguel Ramirez. He won the fight with a first-round KO.

In several games that followed saw Andy Ruiz Jr. win via KO. He played against Ross Brantley, Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz, Luke Vaughn, Miles Kelly, Raymond Lopez, Francisco Diaz, Kelsey Arnold, Angel Herrera, Villi Bloomfield, Elijah McCall, etc.

In 2013, Andy Ruiz Jr. won the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title after defeating Joe Hanks, (North American Boxing Federation) NABF heavyweight title defeating Tor Hamer,  WBO World heavyweight against  Siarhei Liakhovich.

In recent years, Ruiz has fought against Ray Austin (May 2016), Joseph Parker (December 2016),  Devin Vargas (2018),  Kevin Johnson (July 2008), and Alexander Dimitrenko (2019).

He defeated the unbeaten Anthony Joshua on 1st June 2019. 

Andy Ruiz Jr. defeats Anthony Joshua (CBS Sports)


Andy Ruiz Jr. has had 33 fights, among which he has won 32 and lost one. He won 21 games by knockout and 11 by decision. His one loss was by decision against Joseph Parker for the vacant WBO heavyweight title.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. – Net Worth, Salary

Ruiz’s net worth is reported to be around $10 million while his salary has varied along with his opponents at around $500,000. In the game against Anthony Joshua, he will make £5.36 million ($6.774 million), against Joseph Parker, he made £770,000 ($ 973,000) and against Devin Vargas, he made £382,000 ($ 482,000).

Andy Ruiz Jr. – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Andy Ruiz Jr. is active on Instagram but is absent from Facebook and Twitter.

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