Boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. is Building 26 Houses in his Hometown Alongside his Dad

February 24, 2021 2:00 am

The Mexican-American pugilist, Andy Ruiz Jr, ranks among the most renowned heavyweights of the modern boxing era. He stormed to the peak of the sport by defeating the resilient Anthony Joshua in 2019. However, the ‘Destroyer’ succumbed to a loss in the rematch and lost his hard-earned heavyweight titles. He hasn’t competed in the sport since then.

Despite that, Ruiz Jr. has kept himself busy with grilling workouts and building houses in his hometown.

Talking to The Fighter’s Voice, he said:

Me and my dad, we’re making 26 houses in my hometown. I got them really busy out there, we’re learning about the construction and the real estate. There’s a lot of things going on.”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 6, 2019: American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr during a weigh-in ceremony on the eve of his bout against British boxer Anthony Joshua. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Prior to Ruiz Jr.‘s birth, his family lived in Mexico, and his father worked at a construction site. Ruiz Sr. later began his own business of flipping houses before they immigrated to the USA.

The ‘Destroyer’s family has colossal roots in the real estate business and he himself is carrying forward the same.

With this business venture being one source of his income, Ruiz Jr. still has his eyes keenly set on boxing. He feels his sole aim right now has to be boxing as he wants to the first, two-time Mexican heavyweight champion.

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“I gotta live and sleep in the gym” – Andy Ruiz Jr.

In the aforementioned interview, Ruiz Jr. also talked about becoming the champion again. He said, “If I want to be the first two-time Mexican heavyweight champion. I gotta live and sleep in the gym,”

Since his rematch loss to Anthony Joshua, Ruiz Jr. began spending countless hours in the gym. He changed his previous trainer and now works under Eddy Reynoso, who also trains Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Garcia.

The 31-year-old is extremely hungry to reclaim his titles and solidify his spot at the big men’s division.

His fans are curious to see him fight again, and moreover, they want him to settle his scores with the Brit Joshua in a trilogy.

It’ll be intriguing to see how things shape up for Ruiz Jr. in 2021 and how he fares on his return.

What do you make of the ‘Destroyer’s statements?

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan joined Essentially Sports in November 2020. He works as a full-time author for Boxing. Prior to this job, Prathamesh worked with the Broadcast giant, Star Sports in its marketing department and was responsible for the execution of campaigns across different sporting properties. He shares a keen interest in Combat Sports. Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, top his favorite athletes' list.

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