Andy Ruiz Jr. Earns Hilarious Nickname for Bizarre Tattoo

Published 11/04/2021, 12:48 PM EDT
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 heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr is looking to enter the heavyweight title ride, after a successful comeback against Chris Arreola in May 2021. However, he is still far from meeting the A-listers and has found new ways of retaining himself in the news. After joining hands with Team Canelo, ‘The Destroyer’ has been spinning headlines for several reasons.

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His frequent sparring sessions with Canelo Alvarez are a few of them. Besides, his recent butt tattoo has also grabbed quite some attention. Trainer Eddy Reynoso has now reacted to it and has revealed how Ruiz Jr grabbed a new nickname for his tattoo.

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In a chat with Michelle Joy Phelps of Behind The Gloves, Reynoso said, “He [Andy Ruiz Jr.] told me earlier that he was gonna get tattoos. He said I am even gonna tattoo my butt, and I thought it was a joke. And then he sent me a picture. It was real. It’s his nickname, he calls it catchathon.”

A few days back, Canelo Alvarez was also spotted checking Andy Ruiz Jr’s tattoo. Thus, it has clearly become a massive attention-seeking factor in the boxing universe.

While his tattoo has been gaining attention, Ruiz Jr needs his performances to gain some attention as well

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Andy Ruiz Jr. needs to thrive in a changed heavyweight division

The current heavyweight division has several big names in which Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua are no longer the undefeated world champions. It reflects how much has changed since Ruiz Jr’s last fight. However, he is still capable of turning the tables. In 2019, very few had backed him to beat Anthony Joshua.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. (left) with Omar Khalil, Managing Partner of Skill Challenge after losing the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship belts to Anthony Joshua (not pictured) at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, Andy Ruiz Jr. did so via stoppage, becoming the first man to vanquish Anthony Joshua in a professional fight.

His insane showing turned him into an instant superstar and helped the world see his potential. As he has now shifted base to Team Canelo, we can see an even better version of ‘The Destroyer’ ahead.

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Do you think Andy Ruiz Jr. can thrive in a changed heavyweight division and become a world champion again?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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