Andy Ruiz Jr. Announces Exciting News for the Fans

Published 01/18/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Andy Ruiz Jr. during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Former unified heavyweight world champion, Andy Ruiz Jr. will return to action this year and will announce his fight date “pretty soon.”  Following a year-long hiatus from the ring, ‘The Destroyer’ will grab several eyeballs on his return.

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Although he is yet to reveal his upcoming opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr. will possibly opt for a big name to resurrect his dominance. He became the first Mexican heavyweight world champion in June 2019 by taking out Anthony Joshua via stoppage. It was a huge upset and Ruiz Jr, shocked the world in style.

However, he lost the world titles in the rematch in December 2019 and disappeared from the title picture. While his return seems close, Ruiz Jr. took to social media and teased his fans about the comeback plan.

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He posted the short clip from his official Instagram handle and said, “Good morning everyone, announcing fight date pretty soon.”

Since losing against Joshua, a lot has changed in Ruiz Jr’s life. He has parted ways with his former trainer and is currently with Canelo’s team. There, Reynoso has been guiding him, and ‘Destroyer’ seems optimistic about regaining his prime position amongst all the other elites of the heavyweight roster.

Andy Ruiz Jr. before his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Haevyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Andy Ruiz Jr.- What can we expect from his return?

The Mexican superstar has undergone a hard training camp that involved weight loss, besides the regular boxing regime. Under Eddy Reynoso, it’s much more than just boxing for ‘The Destroyer’.

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While Ruiz Jr. already had intense power in his fists, a perfect physique can turn him even deadlier. The 31-year-old has a professional resume of 33 wins (22 KOs) with 2 losses. Interestingly, he has never been stopped in his pro career as his two losses have come via decision.

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The current heavyweight division has several big names. Staring from Oleksandr Usyk to Dereck Chisora, Dillian Whyte, and others, the heavyweight division is stacked. So, Ruiz Jr. might not have a hard time finding his suitable adversary. If ‘The Destroyer’ bags the win on his return, he can campaign for the title shot once again.

Who do you think Ruiz Jr will fight and when will it go down?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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