Andy Ruiz

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This article is about a Mexican boxer. For the Mexican American boxer, see Andrew Ruiz.
Andy Ruiz Jr.
Statistics
Real name Andrés Ponce Ruiz
Nickname(s) The Destroyer
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (187 cm)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Born (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 (age 25)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 24
Wins by KO 17
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. (born September 1, 1989, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico) is an undefeated Mexican-American professional boxer in the Heavyweight division.[1] Ruiz is signed to Bob Arum's Top Rank promotions.[2][3]

Amateur career[edit]

During his amateur career, Ruiz ran his record to 104-8 under Cuban trainer Fernando Ferrer. He went on to win two Mexican National Junior Olympics gold medals and won the World Ringside Heavyweight Championship. He represented Mexico at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games qualification tournaments but lost to Cuba's Robert Alfonso and Colombian Oscar Rivas and didn't make it.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

The Heavyweight has famed Freddie Roach in his corner and at the Wild Card Gym. He has sparred with former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei Arlovski.[6] Ruiz has fought largely nondescript opposition but Ko'd two amateur stars 2006 US amateur champion Jonte Willis and 2008 Golden Gloves champion Tor Hamer. He also stopped undefeated (21-0) but little-known Joe Hanks.

Professional record[edit]

24 Wins (17 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw[7]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 24-0 Belarus Siarhei Liakhovich UD 10 2014-12-20 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA Retained WBO Inter-Continental & NABF Heavyweight titles.
Win 23-0 United States Kenny Lemos TKO 1 (8) 2014-10-25 United States Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
Win 22-0 Mexico Manuel Quezada TKO 2 (10) 2014-05-17 United States Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA Retained WBO Inter-Continental & NABF Heavyweight titles.
Win 21-0 United States Tor Hamer RTD 3 (10) 2013-11-23 Macau CotaiArena, Macao, China Retained WBO Inter-Continental & Won vacant NABF Heavyweight titles.
Win 20-0 United States Joe Hanks TKO 4 (10) 2013-07-27 Macau CotaiArena, Macao, China Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title.
Win 19-0 United States Carl Davis TKO 1 (8) 2013-06-08 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 18-0 United States Matthew Greer KO 1 (8) 2013-03-16 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Win 17-0 United States Elijah McCall TKO 3 (8) 2012-12-07 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 16-0 United States Maurenzo Smith KO 1 (8) 2012-09-13 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 15-0 United States Jonte Willis TKO 8 (8) 2012-07-07 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Win 14-0 United States Homero Fonseca UD 8 2012-03-23 United States Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win 13-0 United States Theron Johnson UD 6 2011-12-17 United States WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA
Win 12-0 Canada Ken Frank TKO 2 (6) 2011-09-17 United States BlueWater Resort & Casino, Parker, Arizona, USA
Win 11-0 United States Villi Bloomfield TKO 4 (5) 2011-07-15 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 10-0 United States Angel Herrera UD 6 2011-04-23 United States WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA
Win 9-0 Mexico Alvaro Morales UD 6 2011-02-26 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 8-0 United States Kelsey Arnold KO 3 (6) 2011-02-05 United States Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA
Win 7-0 Mexico Francisco Diaz KO 2 (4) 2010-12-04 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Win 6-0 United States Raymundo Lopez UD 4 2010-11-20 United States WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA
Win 5-0 United States Miles Kelly TKO 1 (4) 2010-10-16 United States Silverton Casino & Lodge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 4-0 United States Luke Vaughn KO 1 (4) 2010-03-12 United States Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine, Texas, USA
Win 3-0 Mexico Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz UD 4 2010-02-12 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 2-0 United States Ross Brantley TKO 1 (6) 2009-06-26 Mexico Plaza Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 1-0 Mexico Miguel Ramirez KO 1 (4) 2009-03-28 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Professional Debut.

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