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ANDY RUIZ JR – Facts about Anthony Joshua’s Opponent

Andy Ruiz Jr started his professional boxing career in 2009 and has fought only in the heavyweight division.

Ruiz Jr’s most notable fight was in December 2016 when the boxer challenged Joseph Parker for the vacant WBO heavyweight title. This would be the American boxers first professional loss and would lead to Anthony Joshua unifying the his heavyweight titles with Parker’s WBO.

In his amateur career he represented Mexico for 2008 Beijing Olympics but failed the qualification tournament with defeats to Roberto Alfonso and Dillian Whyte’s upcoming opponent Oscar Rivas. However, in his time as amateur he claimed two Mexican National Junior Olympics gold medals and a World Ringside Heavyweight Championship title


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