Meet Julie Ruiz: The Woman Who Stole Andy Ruiz Jr.’s Heart

Published 12/26/2020, 10:25 AM EST


While most high-profile boxers keep their relationships known to their fans, heavyweight sensation Andy Ruiz Jr. prefers to keep some affairs away from the limelight. He’s married to his longtime girlfriend, Julie Ruiz, and the couple has five children. The duo doesn’t post frequently about each other, but Ruiz’s ladylove has been his support system since time immemorial.

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The beautiful pair rarely appear at occasions or events. But Julie Ruiz marks herself present at all the ‘Destroyer’s fights. A year ago, when Ruiz shook the world by knocking out the mighty Anthony Joshua, Julie Ruiz was present in the arena to see her husband achieve this feat.

She spoke to Fight Hype on Ruiz’s most exhilarating career win.

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I am just excited. I am so proud of him, he made history,” she said with a wide smile on her face.

Since the beginning, she has maintained a low-profile on social handles and doesn’t like to be in the limelight. Despite this, she plays a terrific supporting role in Ruiz’s life. Win or lose, Julie Ruiz has never left her man stand alone to face the world.

Both of them share an amazing bond with each other. The ‘Destroyer’ posted a picture on his Instagram a few months ago to convey the love for his wife and family.

Andy Ruiz Jr. gearing up for a sturdy 2021 comeback

Andy Ruiz has been going through grilling training sessions. Post that rematch loss to Anthony Joshua, the ‘Destroyer’ is determined to make a resilient comeback and shake the gigantic men’s division. Ruiz has been posting frequently on his current fitness regimes.

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The ‘Destroyer’ lost a significant amount of weight to make his heavyweight run fresh and intimidating. He hasn’t fought once in 2020 but looks to make the following year his best. Ruiz is pretty keen on squaring up his scores with Joshua.

Ruiz possesses one of the best styles in the big division. He exhibits a strong boxing resume with a record of 33-2. Hereon, he only looks to add ‘W’s to his pro-boxing run. With his current form and momentum, the ‘Destroyer’ can be a threat to any heavyweight.

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Who would you like to see him fight? Should Ruiz wait for Joshua or take anyone else in line?

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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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