Andy Ruiz: Wife is a knockout
On June 1, Ruiz delivered a spectacular performance by upsetting the previously undefeated Joshua. And with the win came the accolades of success. Now, Andy, 30, is a wealthy celebrity who is getting tremendous media attention.
... And being the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent only adds to his intrigue. (Andy was born in the U.S. and is from Imperial, CA but his parents are Mexican immigrants)
Yes and yes.
He's married to Julie Ruiz and they have 5 children.
We don't know much about his wife but she's glamorous and appears to be of Hispanic descent. Notice her fluent Spanish in the video.
We speculate she's between 25 and 32, down-to-earth, friendly and fashion conscious. His wife also appears a bit on the shy side yet she comes across as someone who is assertive when she has to be.
And given Julie mentioned God several times during post-fight interviews, we think she's a lady of strong faith.
Talk about a knockout... Andy's done quite well for himself, indeed.
FightHype.com was on hand at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York where heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. made history, becoming the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent after he dethroned the previously dominant former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, dropping him multiple times on way to a 7th round TKO victory. You don't want to miss what some of Ruiz's family had to say. Check it out!
"I'm so excited," Julie exclaimed when interviewed by ES News Reporting following her husband's shocking win over AJ in June.
"I'm so proud of him now. He made history. He'll take anybody down - he'll take anybody."
"We are just proud of him and we thank God that everything came out in our favour."
Today, you'll likely see the two Mrs. Ruizes, wife and mother, cheering Andy in the audience.
Odds: (as of Dec 2) Despite what many of the experts are saying and the fact Joshua lost the first bout, online sportsbook Bovada has AJ as the -205 favorite with Ruiz coming back at +175.
Purses: According to several news outlets, Ruiz will earn a career-high $13 million purse. He purportedly pocketed $7 million for the first fight.
American and British boxing fans should be wary of the start time for Joshua vs Ruiz 2 on Saturday, December 7. The fight card will take place in Saudi Arabia so the start time will be unusual.
In the United States and Canada, the fight will be shown exclusively on DAZN, the global sports live-streaming service. And in the UK, the fight will be broadcast by SKY Sports.
In the USA, look for the fight card to start between 12 p.m. ET and 2 p.m. (between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the UK) and for the main event to begin between 3:15 p.m ET and 4:30 p.m ET (between 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the UK).
If you're planning to do something else early in the day, get everything finished by 12 p.m. ET in the US and 5 p.m. in the UK. And if you want to go out at night, look for the fight card to finish (at the latest) by 6 p.m. ET in the US and 11 p.m. in the UK.
Andy Ruiz Jr: Wife and kids
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