Andy Ruiz Jr. is a Mexican American boxer. He is also nicknamed as “The Destroyer”. As of 2019, Andy Ruiz Jr net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Andy was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial Valley, California. He had his record of 105-5 during his amateur career and also went on to win two Mexican National Junior Olympics gold medal as well as the World Ringside Heavyweight Championship. Ruiz also had the chance to represent Mexico in the 2008 Olympics but didn’t qualify.
His professional debut came when he was 19 years old. His debut match was against Miguel Ramirez where he won the fight in the first round via KO. In his second fight of his career, he destroyed Ross Brantley in round one winning the bout via TKO.
Ruiz then moved up his ranks winning series of fights against opponents like Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz, Luke Vaughn, Miles Kelly, Francisco Diaz, Alvaro Morales, Angel Herrera, Ken Frank, Jonte Williams and many more.
In 2013, he won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title in a fight against Joe Hanks. He won the title dropping Hanks twice in the round 4 forcing the stoppage. He then retained his title and won vacant NABF heavyweight title in a fight against Tor Hamer.
His first defeat came at the hands of Joseph Parker. He lost that match via majority decision but came back strong two months later defeating Frank Warren in the first round. So far, the Mexican-American boxer has been involved in 33 fights. He has won 32 matches where he won 21 via KO. He has lost only one match so far.
Andy Ruiz is now set to face Anthony Joshua for the unified WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO titles on June 1, 2019.
Andy Ruiz Jr Net Worth
His personal fortune is estimated to be around $1.5 million but that figure is about to surge up as he is expected to earn around $7 million as Joshua’s opponent.
His biggest paycheck was $1 million in a fight against Joseph Parker. He also earned $500,000 in a match against Devin Vargas in March 2018.