Andy Ruiz - Toprank Boxing
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Andy Ruiz

Weightclass: Heavyweight

  • 29wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 19kos

AGE:
27
Birthplace:
Imperial, California
Height:
6'2"
reach:
74”
Managers:
Joe Gagliardi
Trainers:
Jeff Grmoja

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“The Destroyer”

At the age of 27, Andy is a seven-year pro. A rising young heavyweight contender, he is a former amateur standout.

He stayed active in the ring with four fights in 2013, three in 2014, and two in 2015, and made good progress – he stepped up in class of opposition, gave impressive performances, and broke into the world Top 10 ratings. He has now fought three times in 2016.

In his last fight on September 10 in Lemoore, California, he won a 10-roud unanimous decision against Franklin Lawrence.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ruiz went into the main event knowing there were big things to come with a victory and he secured his next fight with near-shutout decision against Lawrence, whose nine-fight winning streak came to an end.

Ruiz hurt Lawrence in the second round and proceeded to dominate the remainder of the fight in a methodical performance.

With the win, Ruiz set himself up for a world title elimination fight with Hughie Fury, the 21-year-old first cousin of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury. [End Rafael item]

Andy said, “I represent Mexicali, Baja California. I always trained in Mexicali since I was young.

“I’m a fast, explosive guy, pressure. I try to dominate my opponent. When I was an amateur, everybody would say, “This kid is really slick, really fast.’ When I came to the pros, I used that speed and it’s working pretty good.

“I’m taking my time, not doing it too fast.”

fight history

  • 2010

    on 12-4-10 in Anaheim, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Francisco Diaz (2-4): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Humberto Soto-Urbano Antillon main event, and Andy quickly overpowered Diaz; he scored a knockdown with a left hook that dropped Diaz to one knee in the 1st round; Andy scored another knockdown with a left hook-right hand combination that dropped Diaz face-first in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:08…

    On 11-20-10 in Thackerville he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Raymundo Lopez (2-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Raul Martinez-Rodrigo Guerrero main event; Andy consistently outboxed and outworked Lopez, and dominated the fight; scored 40-36, 40-36, 40-35…

    On 10-16-10 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Miles Kelly (1-3): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at the Silverton Casino; Andy scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:06…

    On 3-12-10 in Grapevine, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against late substitute Luke Vaughn (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Richie Mepranum-Hernan Marquez main event; Andy quickly overpowered Vaughn in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:55…

    On 2-12-10 in Mexicali, MX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Juan Lopez (0-3-1)…

    On 6-26-09 in Mexicali he won by TKO (1st round) against Ross Brantley (1-10-1): Andy scored three knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:37…

    He debuted at the age of 19 on 3-28-09 in Tijuana, MX, and won by TKO (1st round, 0:34) against Miguel Ramirez (0-1)…

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  • 2011

    on 12-17-11 in Thackerville, OK, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Theron Johnson (5-6): the bout was co-featured with the Roberto Marroquin-Carlos Valcarcel main event, and Andy dominated; he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and consistently outboxed and outworked Johnson; scored 60-53 on all three scorecards…

    On 9-17-11 in Parker, AZ, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Ken Frank (6-3-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Mercito Gesta-Manuel Perez main event, and Andy quickly overpowered him; andy scored a knockdown in the 2nd round – Frank got up, but Andy rocked him with series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:53…

    On 7-15-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (4th round) against Vili Bloomfield (9-6-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Alejandro Perez main event; Andy repeatedly rocked Bloomfield with combinations to the body and head, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:04 of the 4th round…

    On 4-23-11 in Thackerville he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Angel Herrera (6-4-3): the fight was on the undercard of the Frankie Leal-Roberto Marroquin main event; Andy dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 60-54, 60-54, 60-53…

    On 2-26-11 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Alvaro Morales (5-8-5): the bout was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Miguel Acosta main event; Andy consistently outboxed and outworked Morales, and won by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 60-54…

    On 2-5-11 in Maywood, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Kelsey Arnold (4-6-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Dyah Davis-Francisco Sierra main event, and Andy quickly overpowered him; he staggered Arnold and bloodied his nose with a right hand in the 1st round; he staggered Arnold with a series of punches in the 3rd, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:19…

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  • 2012

    on 12-7-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (3rd round) against Elijah McCall (11-1-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Jessie Vargas-Vito Gasparyan main event, and Andy dominated; he consistently landed the harder punches and staggered McCall late in the 2nd round; Andy rocked McCall with an unanswered series of punches late in the 3rd, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:59…

    On 9-13-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (1st round) against Maurenzo Smith (11-2-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Andy quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Smith flat on his back in the 1st round, and he was counted out at 2:11…

    On 7-7-12 in Carson he won by TKO (8th round) against Jonte Willis (8-3-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Jeffrey Mathebula main event; Andy dominated the fight – he consistently outworked Willis and landed the harder punches, and Willis’s right eye became badly swollen in the 3rd round; Andy scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 8th, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:54…

    On 3-23-12 in Tucson, AZ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Homero Fonseca (9-4-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Fernando Beltran Jr. main event, and Andy dominated; he outboxed and outworked Fonseca, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 80-72 on all three scorecards…

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