Andy Ruiz Junior drafted in as a late replacement after Anthony Joshua’s initial opponent Jarrell Miller failed multiple drug tests.
He was widely mocked for his physique. The Mexican boy made one of the greatest shocks in heavyweight history, the 29-year-old destroyer left a shocked Madison Square Garden with the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
“My dream’s come true, I want to go and get in shape and look like a Mexican Anthony,” he said afterwards.
“The sky is the limit!”
But who is really Andy Ruiz?
Date of birth September 11 1989 (29 years old)
Height : 6ft 2in (188cm)
Born: Imperial Valley, California
Weight: 19 stone 2lbs
Record: 32-0-1 (21KO)
Pre fight meal: Steak and Snickers
“My dad’s been given me Snickers since I was six years old. Since I first turned amateur, my dad’s been giving it to me. Best believe I will be eating Snickers before the fight with AJ,” he said in the video.
Ruiz is a bilingual Mexican-American born in Imperial Valley, California. He hasn’t established a hardcore following as of yet within the Mexican boxing community, but there is no doubt, now his career is on a new level.