Álvaro Carrera

It's been over 3 years since Andy Ruiz Jr's famous Anthony Joshua knockout, but his life has taken a turn since then.

California born Ruiz had his first fight at the age of 7 and worked in construction before focusing on boxing.

Ruiz's amateur career saw just 5 defeats in 110 fights. He represented Mexico under coach Fernando Ferrer.

He made his professional debut in 2009 and initially fought in Mexico before forging a career in the US.

Without a major promoter behind him, Ruiz's profile and notoriety started to grow. 

His first break came in 2016 where he performed well despite losing to Joseph Parker in a WBO heavyweight title fight.

Ruiz battled on and the retirement of Jarrell Miller opened the door for a fight with Anthony Joshua in 2019.

Ruiz shocked the boxing world by knocking out Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York.

From being a virtual unknown, Ruiz became boxing's 'man of the moment' and was thrust into the limelight.

For the rematch against Joshua, an out of shape and unfit Ruiz was easily beaten by the English fighter.

After that 2019 defeat he left trainer Robles and switched to Eddy Reynoso, but has only fought once since then.

Question marks surround his relationship with Reynoso despite talk of a September return for Ruiz.