How Much Money Did Andy Ruiz Jr. Make From His Fights With Anthony Joshua?

Published 01/07/2021, 6:19 AM EST


Andy Ruiz Jr. is among the most renowned heavyweight boxers today. He became an overnight star after handing Anthony Joshua his first professional loss in 2019. The ‘Destroyer’ became the first and only heavyweight champion from Mexico that night. Not only did he earn the heavyweight titles, but he also bagged huge paychecks for the same.

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In his first match against the Brit, Ruiz reportedly earned $7 million. This included his individual fight purse coupled with the fight bonus. It was indeed the biggest upsets of the sport, but Ruiz made a colossal statement that night and saw his bank balance swell quite handsomely.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Andy Ruiz Jr punches Anthony Joshua during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It was Ruiz’s biggest payday to date, but he surpassed this amount too in his rematch.

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The ‘Destroyer’ fought ‘AJ’ once again in the same year. This time, per Forbes, he nearly doubled his fight check and earned approximately around $13-14 million. Though Ruiz lost the rematch by a unanimous decision, he saw an unprecedented surge in his income with this fight.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s net worth is $10 million.

Will Andy Ruiz Jr. earn even better in his trilogy with Anthony Joshua?

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The ‘Destroyer’ hasn’t competed since that rematch loss to ‘AJ’. But lately, he’s been going through grilling workout sessions to resume his run in the heavyweight division. He has expressed keen interest in fighting his foe, Joshua in a trilogy fight to settle their feud once for all.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua (r) punches Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

For now, Joshua is looking forward to unifying his heavyweight titles with Tyson Fury. However, someday or the other, a fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. will unquestionably be on the cards, which will be even bigger than the previous two.

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Both the fighters are expected to earn sizeable amounts once again, especially Ruiz, who might earn the biggest payday of his life in this trilogy. He could even surpass the combined $20 million he earned from both bouts in 2019.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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