Ruiz: “I Want To Become The First Mexican Cruiserweight Champion!”

Andy Ruiz Wants to Become a Two-division Mexican World Champion

Andy Ruiz hopes to become first Mexican cruiserweight champion
Andy Ruiz | Credit: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions (L), Al Bello/Getty Images

Andy Ruiz Looking To Make Mexican History at Cruiserweight!

Three years and three fights ago, Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz (34-0, 22 KO’s) made boxing history by toppling Anthony Joshua. When Ruiz stopped Joshua, along with the victory, he collected the WBA Super, WBO and IBF titles that he was in possession of at the time. By accomplishing this feat, Ruiz became the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history. It was a short-lived accomplishment though because Ruiz lost them in his immediate rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Next up to bat, Destroyer will test his might versus Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (33-2, 28 KO’s) on September 4. Naturally, Ruiz would love to position himself for a shot at another heavyweight strap. While recently speaking with EsNews though, Destroyer let it be known that he’d like to capture a title in the cruiserweight division, after his excursions at heavyweight.


“I wish I was a little guy like that to become a champion in this weight and that weight and that weight, but I guess God made a champion like this so I could inspire other big dudes. Or inspire people that it’s possible. It doesn’t matter how big you are or small you are, you can accomplish anything you want so long as you focus and put your word on God.”

“You know what, as soon as I am done with the heavyweight division, I would want to make history and become the first Mexican cruiserweight champion of the world! And I am pretty close, I only have to lose fifty pounds! It’s not that bad!”

Time will tell how serious Ruiz is about this statement. Yet providing that he could make weight in healthy fashion, this could be a great move for him. Given how he has performed within the heavyweight division over the last few years, relocating might actually be just what the doctor ordered! First though, let’s see what type of effort Destroyer puts in on September 4 when facing Ortiz.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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