‘I Was Tripping’ – Rapper Swifty Blue Details His Experience With Andy Ruiz Jr.

Published 05/31/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
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. is one of the many capable challengers in the exciting heavyweight division. The former unified heavyweight champion’s career skyrocketed when he beat Anthony Joshua in 2019. And the Mexican-American suddenly got a lot more attention than he had before.

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Thanks to this attention, Ruiz Jr. found himself in surprising company. He started flaunting new cars, his lavish lifestyles, and many celebrity link-ups. And one such was his meeting with Hispanic rapper Swifty Blue. And now, the rapper has shared his experience meeting Andy Ruiz Jr.

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The music artist spoke to LatinBeastTV on YouTube and addressed their link-up. He said, “I was tripping because I didn’t think he was going to pull up, like… you know. Like, I talked to him but, I was like, ‘oh sh*t, he’s f***ing with me, he’s cool, and sh*t, he’s typed in.’”

Thus, this comment showed how much respect he had for the first Mexican-American champion. He then admitted, “But you know, you never think like, well he was, he’s a champion, you know what I’m saying. I was like, damn! A champ, tapped in. And that’s thanks to you.”

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What next for Andy Ruiz Jr.?

These comments from Swifty Blue were back when Andy Ruiz Jr. was the heavyweight champion of the world. However, things have not gone to plan for ‘The Destroyer’ since then. So what is the next step for Ruiz Jr. in his bid to reclaim his belts?

Ruiz Jr. corrected his ways after the defeat to Anthony Joshua in the rematch. He lost a tremendous amount of weight and made a successful return to the ring. He took on Chris Arreola and beat the fellow Mexican-American heavyweight.

Ruiz Jr. claimed he was open to face former heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. However, since Wilder will now face Tyson Fury in a trilogy, things have changed, and Ruiz Jr. will now look elsewhere.

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Andy Ruiz Jr holds belts during the press conference at the Beacon Theater, New York. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Fans would love to see a bout against British heavyweight Dillian Whyte. The pair have had several verbal battles in the past, and it would be for the mandatory position in the WBC.

What do you make of these comments from Swifty Blue about Andy Ruiz Jr.? Would you like to see Andy Ruiz Jr. become champion again?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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