Andy Ruiz Jr. Biography, Age, Image, Parents, Height, Net worth And News

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Andy Ruiz Jr.(full name: Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr.) (born September 11, 1989) is an American professional boxer who has challenged once for the WBO heavyweight title in 2016.

Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. is an American professional boxer who has been the unified WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion since June 1, 2019, when he defeated Anthony Joshua to become the second person of Hispanic descent, after John Ruiz, and the first person of Mexican descent to become world heavyweight champion.

As of June 2019, Ruiz is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by BoxRec.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Age

Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. is an American professional boxer who has been the unified WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion since June 1, 2019, when he defeated Anthony Joshua to become the second person of Hispanic descent, after John Ruiz, and the first person of Mexican descent to become world heavyweight champion. Who is 29 years old as of 2018. He was born on September 11, 1989, in Imperial Valley, CA

Andy Ruiz Jr. Amateur career

During his amateur career, Ruiz ran his record to 105-5 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.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. Parents

Andy Ruiz Jr. has one parent known as Andrés Ruiz father while the name and detail of his mother are not known.

Both his parents and Mexican immigrants and has three siblings, all sisters. Growing up he wanted to become a baseball player but the detail of his education is not known.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Height

Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr. an American professional boxer who has a height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)tall, Reach 74 in (188 cm)

Andy Ruiz Jr. Early career

A 19-year-old Ruiz made his professional debut on March 28, 2009, at the Plaza de Toros in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a 4-round bout against Miguel Ramirez. Ruiz won the fight via a first-round KO. Ruiz fought again after 3 months at the same venue, this time knocking Ross Brantley down 3 times in round 1 winning the bout via TKO.

Ruiz took an 8-month gap before he returned to the ring in February 2010 winning a 4-round unanimous decision against Juan Luis Lopez Alcaraz.

A month later, Ruiz made his American debut at the Gaylord Hotel in Texas knocking out Luke Vaughn in round 1. Ruiz had his next 3 fights of 2010 also in the States defeating Miles Kelly via knockout, Raymond Lopez via unanimous decision and Francisco Diaz via knockout.

On February 5, 2011, Ruiz knocked out Kelsey Arnold in the 3rd round and in the same month defeated Alvaro Morales via unanimous decision (59-55 twice, 60-54). In April 2011, Ruiz defeated Angel Herrera via a 6-round unanimous decision. In July, Ruiz fought at the Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, defeating Villi Bloomfield via 4th-round TKO.

He returned to the Casino on December 7 and defeated Elijah McCall (11-1-1, 10 KOs), son of former world champion Oliver, via TKO a second before round 3 ended. Kenny Bayless, the referee, stopped the fight after McCall stopped defending himself. Ruiz’s hand speed was showcased in this fight.

On March 23, 2012, Ruiz fought his first 8-round fight, outpointing Homero Fonseca (80-72) on all three judges scorecards. In July, Ruiz fought Jonte Willis (8-3-1, 3 KOs) at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California. Willis entered with a record of 1-3-1 in his previous five, including a split decision loss three months prior to Denis Bakhtov (33-7).

Ruiz floored Willis in round 5 from a short right hand before the referee Wayne Hedgpeth stopped the bout in round 8, after a combination on unanswered punches. This was on the undercard of Donaire vs. Mathebula.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Professional career

Ruiz had Freddie Roach in his corner and at the Wild Card Gym. He sparred with former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Ruiz has fought largely journeymen opposition but knocked out two amateur stars 2006 US amateur champion Jonte Willis and 2008 Golden Gloves champion Tor Hamer.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Andy Ruiz Jr.’s relationship status is not clear as he has not mentioned if he has a girlfriend or he is a divorced man or married with a wife.

But we do know that he is a father of four children. He has two daughters and two sons. His older daughter is named Bella Ruiz, the older son is named Andy Ruiz III, the younger son is named Richie Ruiz and his youngest child is named Beverly Ruiz.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Stats

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 vacant WBO heavyweight title.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Moving up the ranks

On July 27, 2013, Ruiz traveled to Macau with Top Rank to fight at the Cotai Arena against undefeated 30-year-old American Joe Hanks (21-0, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round fight. Ruiz dropped Hanks twice in round 4 with fast right hands, forcing the stoppage. Ruiz claimed the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title with this win.

On November 24, Ruiz fought again the Cotai Arena, this time on the Pacquiao-Rios undercard, successfully defending his WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title and claiming the vacant NABF heavyweight title defeating Tor Hamer (21-2, 14 KOs).

The fight was stopped after the third round when Hamer indicated he did not wish to continue. Over the 3 rounds, Ruiz landed 74 of 213 punches landed (35%) and Hamer landed 49 of his 131 thrown (37%) before he quit on his stool.

This was the second time Hamer had retired on his stool following his previous loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov in December 2012. His promoter Lou DiBella announced Hamer had been released from his contract.

On December 20, 2014, Ruiz fought former WBO World heavyweight champion, 38-year-old Siarhei Liakhovich (26-6, 16 KOs) at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Ruiz was taken to the 10 round distance, the first time in his career by Liakhovich, who trained hard for this fight and tried to win.

The scorecards read (98-92, 96-94 & 99-91), all in favor of Ruiz who retained his titles. This was the last time Liakhovich fought. Ruiz revealed he fractured his right hand during the second round. In June 2015, Ruiz began training with well-known trainer Abel Sanchez, who’s most notable boxer was Gennady Golovkin.

After a 9-month gap, Ruiz returned to the ring on September 2015 at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California defeating Joell Godfrey via 8 round unanimous decision, all three judges scored it 80-72.

Godfrey was a late replacement for Devin Vargas, who was unable to obtain a license from the California Athletic Commission. A month later, Ruiz fought veteran Raphael Zumbano Love (37-11-1, 30 KOs). Ruiz won on points after 8 rounds.

On May 14, 2016, Ruiz fought 45-year-old, former world title challenger Ray Austin (29-6-4, 18 KOs) at the Sportsman’s Lodge in California. Austin weighed 18 pounds more than Ruiz at the weight in. This was the first time in 14 professional fights that Ruiz was outweighed by his opponent.

This was Ruiz’s fourth successful defense of his NABF heavyweight title as Austin was down in round 1, injured his right hand and failed to come out of his corner for round 5. After this bout, Ruiz increased his record to 27 wins in as many fights.

Ruiz fought on July 16 against 42-year-old Josh Gormley (22-4, 21 KOs) at the Masonic Temple in Michigan. Promoted by Salita Promotions. Ruiz won the fight via 3rd-round TKO.

Ruiz next fought on September 10, 2016, returning to the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in California to headline “Solo Boxeo Tecate” (UniMas) against 40-year-old Franklin Lawrence (21-2-2, 16 KOs) for the NABF heavyweight title. Lawrence has won his last 9 fights inside the distance dating back to 2009 when he lost to veteran Oliver McCall.

His only other loss came in his 5th professional fight against future WBC world champion Bermane Stiverne, which was stopped after Lawrence injured his arm in round 1. Ruiz made a successful 5th defense of his NABF title after 10 one-sided rounds. The judges scored the fight (100-90, 99-91 twice). The win also set up a future WBO eliminator with a bout with Hughie Fury.

It was announced after the Lawrence fight that Ruiz would fight Hughie Fury in the UK on October 29 at the Manchester Arena, on the undercard of the canceled rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.

The winner would be the mandatory challenger for the WBO heavyweight title. Two weeks later, it was reported that Ruiz had withdrawn because he did not want the fight.

Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Joseph Parker 

Ruiz was ordered to fight Joseph Parker in New Zealand for the WBO heavyweight title with the fight set to take place on December 10, 2016. This fight came about by Ruiz is one of the two top-ranked contenders willing to fight for the vacant title. The title became vacant when former champion Tyson Fury vacated the title.

Discussions and negotiations began after Fury was expected to be stripped of his WBO belt over inactivity and testing positive for cocaine. With his sudden announcement that he would relinquish his various heavyweight world title belts due to his issues with various problems, it was unclear exactly how the WBO and WBA would go about filling the vacancies.

But before Fury vacated, Duco Events promoter Dean Lonergan announced in early October he had been negotiating an alternative WBO title fight against Ruiz, suggesting he had a chance of reaching a deal with Bob Arum.

He pointed out that WBO rules stated that the two best-classified contenders’ will challenge for the title. Arum told that he was in talks with the WBO about making it for the vacant title. He also said his experience dealing with Parker and his team has so far been a pleasure.

Ruiz failed to become the first heavyweight of Mexican descent to win a world title as Parker won the bout via majority decision with scores of 115-113, 115-112 & 114-114. Ruiz started off well being the aggressor but slowed down during mid rounds, only to take control again during the championship rounds.

Both men showed great respect for one another throughout the contest and Ruiz spoke of his unhappiness, “I think I got the win or at least a draw, I think I set the pace with my jab.” Ruiz also stated he would like to have a rematch in the future.

CompuBox stats showed that Parker landed 119 of 560 punches thrown (21%) and Ruiz landed 107 of his 416 thrown (26%). On a delayed HBO broadcast, the fight peaked at 585,000 viewers, with an average of 521,000 viewers.

Andy Ruiz Jr Career from 2018

On December 19, 2017, Angel “Memo” Heredia, a well-known strength and conditioning trainer, confirmed that he would be working alongside Ruiz. Ruiz was next to make a ring return on February 3, 2018, on the undercard of Gilberto Ramirez vs. Habib Ahmed WBO super middleweight championship title fight at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ruiz did not appear on the card and instead, his return was pushed back to take place at the StubHub Center in Carson California on the undercard of Óscar Valdez vs.

Scott Quigg on March 10. In his absence from the ring, he explained, “I just wanted to take a break. I already have 30 fights. I wanted to be with the family, I started investing my money. I started building houses. But every boxer needs that little break and now I’ve got to come back harder.” American boxer Devin Vargas (20-4, 8 KOs) was confirmed as his opponent in a scheduled 8 round bout.

Ruiz knocked Vargas out in round 1. He landed a big right hand to the head of Vargas, dropping him. Referee Thomas Taylor called off the fight. The official time of the stoppage was at 1:38 of round 1. Ruiz showed good power and speed during the short fight. For the bout, Ruiz trained with Manny Robles.

His next fight was scheduled to take place on July 7, 2018, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California against veteran journeyman Kevin Johnson (32-9-1, 16 KOs). The main goal for this bout was for Ruiz to get in some much-needed rounds, having only completed less than around in over a year.

Johnson, who had previously only been stopped twice in his 9 losses, was known for his toughness having taken the likes of Kubrat Pulev, Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury, and Vitali Klitschko, the 12 round distance.

Ruiz dominated Johnson over 10 rounds, winning via unanimous decision with the scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93. Johnson did not do much apart from throw a strong jab from time to time. It was Ruiz who was busy and remained in control for the majority of the bout. Ruiz admitted it was good to go the distance and called out some of the better heavyweights, namely Jarrell Miller.

Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Dimitrenko

On January 11, 2019, it was reported that Ruiz had signed a deal with powerful advisor Al Haymon, and would now be part of the Premier Boxing Champions stable, with his fights being aired on Showtime and FOX. It was said that Ruiz had bought out the remainder of his Top Rank promotional contract.

On March 7, Ruiz’s PBC debut was announced to take place on the Danny García vs. Adrián Granados undercard on April 20 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California against 36-year-old German boxer Alexander Dimitrenko (41-4, 26 KOs) in a 10 round bout.

The fight was televised on FOX and FOX Deportes. For the fight, Ruiz weighed 262 pounds and Dimitrenko came it at 259 pounds. Ruiz was guaranteed a $200,000 purse, whilst Dimitrenko was guaranteed $75,000. Using his quick hands and combinations, Ruiz was able to overcome Dimitrenko via TKO in round 5.

The bout nearly came to an end in round 4, when Ruiz nearly knocked Dimitrenko down, however, Dimitrenko managed to make it to the end of the round. Ruiz landed 68 punches overall, compared to Dimitrenko, who landed 21 punches. For his next fight, Ruiz wanted to fight Adam Kownacki.

Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Joshua

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Prior to the Dimitrenko fight, Ruiz put his name forward to replace Jarrell Miller and challenge Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) for the unified WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight titles on June 1, 2019, after Miller was denied a license by the New York Athletic Commission because he failed three different tests for PEDs.

On April 22, Ruiz confirmed his team had a meeting scheduled with promoter Eddie Hearn, officially putting himself in the running. Ruiz became a frontrunner after it was reported Luis Ortiz’s team had rejected two offers of career-high purses to fight Joshua.

Terms were agreed within a week. On May 1, with one month to go before fight night, Joshua vs. Ruiz was confirmed and announced to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City exclusively on DAZN in the United States. Ruiz defeated Joshua by technical knockout and is the current World Heavyweight Champion.

Andy Ruiz Jr. Net Worth

ANTHONY JOSHUA is about to announce his opponent for his US debut, but how much is the British boxing star worth ahead of his next fight? Express Sport has the details.

Anthony Joshua is on the brink of announcing his opponent for his US debut following a series of frustrating delays.

The British boxing superstar had been due to defend his belts at Wembley Stadium on April 13 before talks with his preferred three opponents all fell through.

Jarrell Miller had been due to face Joshua in Madison Square Garden, New York City before a drugs controversy left the 22-win heavyweight searching for a new opponent on June 1.

Joshua knocked out Alexander Povetkin in September, handing the tough Russian his first knockout defeat in Round 7.

What is Anthony Joshua’s net worth?
According to Forbes, Joshua’s net worth is in the region of £30million ($39m).

The 28-year-old took home around £20m following his victory over Joseph Parker and reportedly earned a similar amount from his bout with Povetkin.

Joshua has more than a dozen lucrative sponsorships to his name thought to add up to around £5.4m ($7m), including Under Armour, Jaguar, Beats, StubHub, Hugo Boss, Lucozade Sport, and Audemars Piguet.

Who will Anthony Joshua fight next?
Jarrell Miller was set to take on Joshua before the American failed multiple drugs tests, while Oscar Rivas, who fights former Joshua victim Dillian Whyte on July 20, has also spoken of his desire to meet the Londoner.

The favorite to fight Joshua is American Andy Ruiz Jr, but Joshua has also been linked to a super fight against Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury, who was involved in a dramatic draw in December, further down the line.

Luis Ortiz was touted as a possible opponent, but a spat between the fighter’s representatives and Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua, appears to have put paid to that prospect.

Ruiz Jr has only lost once in his career and has been praised by Hearn.

Speaking last year about a potential showdown with Fury, Joshua said: “If the fans want me to fight him, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

“It is unbelievable that we are leading the pack in a great heavyweight era.”

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Andy Ruiz Jr. is selected as Anthony Joshua’s new opponent for June 1 bout


Published: Apr 30, 2019 

Californian Andy Ruiz Jr. emerged Tuesday as the June 1 replacement opponent for England’s three-belt heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden.

Ruiz (32-1, 21 knockouts) is coming off an impressive fifth-round stoppage of Alexander Dimitrenko on April 20 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. Ruiz previously suffered his only loss in a December 2016 majority decision to New Zealand’s Joseph Parker.

The 29-year-old Ruiz was summoned after Joshua’s planned opponent, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, submitted three positive tests for banned performance-enhancing substances, including human growth hormone and endurance-building EPO.

Ruiz, from Imperial, was selected as Joshua’s opponent over former cruiserweight Michael Hunter, a California native whose only loss was to the division’s unified champion, Oleksandr Usyk.

In an interview, Saturday night with the Los Angeles Times, Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn hinted his preference for Ruiz because of his natural fighting weight as a heavyweight, although Hearn expressed some concern that the portly Ruiz may be viewed as a substantial underdog to Joshua.

“I like Andy Ruiz. He’s a character,” Hearn said. “The tough sell with Andy Ruiz is, with the casual fan, they’re going to look at him in his shorts and say, ‘What’s that all about?’

The bout, which will be streamed by DAZN, is significant for Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) because it is his U.S. debut.

Andy Ruiz Jr set to be named as Anthony Joshua opponent for New York about

Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to face American Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on 1 June.

Joshua, 29, was due to face Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden but the American failed drug tests, forcing him out of the Madison Square Garden bout.

California-born Ruiz, 29, has fought for a world title once before and is likely to be confirmed as Joshua’s opponent for his US debut on Tuesday.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Ruiz will “do anything” to become world champion.

“He will entertain you, give it his all. Even if it means getting sensationally knocked out, he will rather do that than not do it,” Hearn told

“I couldn’t afford a guy who I thought may not be good enough or game enough to entertain the fans. I had to pick a guy in my heart who I thought will do everything to become world heavyweight champion at the Garden.”

Ruiz has agreed to terms, leaving only small details to be finalized, with Hearn stating the fight was “close”.

Ruiz beat Germany’s Alexander Dimitrenko on 20 April, weighing in at 262lbs, which is 17lbs heavier than Joshua in his last win over Alexander Povetkin in September.

At 6ft 2in, he is four inches shorter than Joshua and will be at a substantial reach disadvantage.

In his only world title shot to date, Ruiz lost on points to New Zealand’s Joseph Parker, whom Joshua outpointed 15 months later to unify the WBA, IBF, and WBO world titles.

On Monday, British heavyweight Dillian Whyte said Ruiz represented “a save-the-show fight”, insisting the challenger would pose no problem for Joshua.

Joshua will end about nine months of inactivity when he steps into the ring and will seek to extend his 22-fight unbeaten record.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. upsets Anthony Joshua in the 7th round to win heavyweight titles

Andy Ruiz Jr. stunned British boxer Anthony Joshua with a seventh-round technical knockout Saturday night to become the first fighter of Mexican descent to claim the heavyweight title.

The 29-year-old native Californian shocked a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden with his surprise victory, marking one of boxing’s biggest upsets behind Buster Douglas’ win over Mike Tyson for the heavyweight title in 1990.”I just feel so good, man,” Ruiz said. “This is what I’ve been dreaming about, this is what I’ve been working hard for. I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.”

The 270-pound heavyweight knocked down Joshua twice in the third round and did it two more times in the seventh before referee Mike Griffin ended the fight at 1:27 in the round. The 247-pound Joshua was unsteady and seemed to stumble toward the wrong corner after the final blow.

“Sorry I let my fans down, sorry I let my supporters down,” Joshua said. Joshua (22-1, 22 KOs) and Ruiz were both knocked down in an electrifying third round that had the crowd howling with each heavy hit. The 29-year-old Joshua never seemed to fully recover from the knockdowns.

Ruiz (33-1, 21 KOs) accepted the unexpected title shot against Joshua with just six weeks to prepare after several failed drug tests moved the British champion’s original opponent, Jarrell Miller, to the sidelines. The underdog went on to make boxing history and win the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO championships.

“My life is going to change,” Ruiz said. “I don’t have to show them no more.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Andy Ruiz Jr. upsets Anthony Joshua with seventh-round TKO to claim heavyweight titles

NEW YORK — A late replacement and massive underdog, Andy Ruiz Jr. just shook up the world.

Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) spoiled the long-awaited U.S. debut of unified heavyweight champion and British star Anthony Joshua to score four knockdowns and record a spectacular upset via seventh-round TKO at Madison Square Garden.

Not only did Ruiz get up off the canvas early in Round 3 in order to do what oddsmakers felt was nearly impossible, but he also showed tremendous poise, power, and fearlessness in systematically dismantling Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) to flip the heavyweight division upside down.

Ruiz, 29, a native of southern California, became the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title as he captured Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO titles with excessive force and heart. The upset was arguably the biggest within the division since Hasim Rahman stopped Lennox Lewis in 2001 and brought back memories of James “Buster” Douglas’ 1990 win over Mike Tyson.

“I just want to thank God for giving me this victory. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible,” Ruiz said. “This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for, and I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.

“The 29-year-old Joshua, the sport’s biggest star globally, never quite recovered from a pair of shocking knockdowns in Round 3 that took place shortly after he dropped Ruiz for the first time in the American’s career.

Ruiz never backed down from there despite letting Joshua off the hook in Round 4 when it was clear both fighters were heavily fatigued. Two knockdowns later in Round 7 and referee Michael Griffin jumped in at 1:27 to wave the fight off as Joshua was weary on his feet.

With the sold-out crowd, which was largely in favor of Joshua, stunned and silent following the stoppage, Ruiz jumped around the ring in wild celebration.

“Big respect to Andy, big respect,” Joshua said. “[He’s a] good fighter. Thank you, America. Thank you, everyone, for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down.

“Ruiz, who signed with Premier Boxing Champions shortly before his April stoppage over Alexander Dimitrenko, took the fight with Joshua on just four weeks’ notice after Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller failed a trio of drug tests. Now Ruiz becomes the power player in a renaissance division that also includes WBC champion Deontay Wilder and fellow unbeaten lineal champion Tyson Fury.

The third round should easily go down as the best of 2019 after Joshua landed a beautiful two-punch combination to floor Ruiz. But Joshua got caught short with a left hook and right hand to the top of the head to drop him. Ruiz followed up with an unanswered, 12-punch flurry in the corner that fell Joshua a second time as the champion was lucky to survive the round.

“That was my first time getting dropped on the floor,” Ruiz said. “But you know what, it just made me stronger and made me want it even more. I just had to knock him down back.

“I didn’t want to throw everything that I got. I wanted to hunt him down, even more, work the body, work the head and just listen to the game plan. We just pulled it off, man.”

The fight became tentative although Ruiz began to do a much better job getting inside Joshua’s eight-inch reach advantage as it became clear AJ wasn’t fully recovered from the earlier knockdowns. Ruiz hurt Joshua again in Round 7 and began to batter him with short power shots to produce a pair of knockdowns. Griffin gave Joshua every chance to continue but after AJ turned his back and walked toward the corner, Griffin waved it off.

“There’s no excuses. It’s my own fault. I got caught with a big shot,” Joshua said. “Congratulations to him. I would have preferred it to be Deontay Wilder, do you know what I mean? But it wasn’t. It was Andy Ruiz, and he deserves it, and the fame and fortune he’s about to receive.

“I don’t want anyone to kind of drown in their sorrows. This is boxing. It’s all the same. It just wasn’t my night. It was Andy Ruiz’s night. You know what? It’s good for the TV. It’s good for DAZ. It gets people watching.”

Both fighters showed immediate interest after the fight in Joshua’s contracted rematch clause.

“Of course, man,” Ruiz said. “Right now I just want to celebrate. I just made history, baby, for Mexico! It means everything, man. This is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was 6 years old.”

“We’ll make the rematch in the U.K., November or December,” Joshua added.

Ruiz outlanded Joshua, 56 to 47, according to CompuBox.CBS Sports was with you for every punch from the bout in New York City with our updating scorecard and live updates below. If you are having trouble viewing the results or want to refresh the scorecard, please click here.

Ruiz upsets Joshua: ‘Everybody that bet on me is gonna make some serious money’

Professional boxing’s heavyweight division has a host of classic upsets about the years. Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson, Hasim Rahman stunning Lennox Lewis, Corey Sanders beating Wladimir Klitschko.

We can now add Andy Ruiz’s shocking upset of Anthony Joshua to the list.

Ruiz knocked down Joshua four times on Saturday evening and led on two of the three scorecards when referee Michael Griffin stopped the fight in the seventh round. Ruiz walked away with three of the four major title belts and standing atop the heavyweight division.

Ruiz entered the fight as high as +1330 (a shade over 13/1) at PointsBet Sportsbook to defeat Joshua, while Joshua was as high as -5000 (1/50) to win the fight. A vast majority of wagers were placed on the underdog at William Hill locations across the country, but 90 percent of the money bet was on Joshua.

This was not the biggest upset in boxing history, but it is the most notable in recent memory and joins the short list of all-time upsets. Buster Douglas’ tenth round knockout of Mike Tyson ranks as the biggest upset in the sport’s history at 42/1.

Since the turn of the century, we’ve seen two significant upsets in the heavyweight division. In 2001, Lennox Lewis faced Hasim Rahman in a tune-up for an eventual showdown with Tyson. However, Rahman shocked the world as a 20/1 underdog with a fifth-round knockout of Lewis.

Two years later, Wladimir Klitschko was developing into the top-ranked heavyweight in the world when 20/1 underdog Corrie Sanders exposed his chin with a second-round knockout.

After the fight, Andy Ruiz acknowledged the significance of his upset in the post-fight press conference. More importantly, he offered a shoutout to those who had risked their money on him.

The fight contract included a rematch clause for Joshua, and the now-former heavyweight champion is expected to exercise it. If he does formally exercise the clause, it’s safe to say Ruiz will not be a 12/1 underdog.

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Published: Jun 2, 2019,