Andy Ruiz honoured by Mexico president

June 11, 2019

 

 

  • Mexico’s president met Andy Ruiz to congratulate him on winning world titles
  • Ruiz became first Mexican heavyweight champion by upsetting Anthony Joshua
  • He was accompanied by his father and trainer for special Palacio Nacional visit

 

Andy Ruiz Jnr has been honoured by the Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador following his stunning upset victory over Anthony Joshua.

The 29-year-old became Mexico‘s first ever heavyweight world champion by stopping Joshua inside seven rounds to capture the WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

Ruiz, who has received considerable attention since his shock win over Joshua, was the guest of honour at the Palacio Nacional on Tuesday after taking a private jet back to his native Mexico.

Andy Ruiz Jnr was honoured by Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday
Andy Ruiz Jnr was honoured by Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday

The new heavyweight champion was present with a pair of golden gloves and a 500 Peso bill
The new heavyweight champion was present with a pair of golden gloves and a 500 Peso bill

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Recibí a Andy Ruiz Jr., campeón mundial de boxeo de peso completo, orgullo de México.

Obrador invited Ruiz and commemorated him on his achievement before presenting the heavyweight with a pair of golden gloves and a 500 Mexican Peso bill.

Ruiz was accompanied by his trainer Manny Robles, father and the WBA president Gilberto Mendoza for the special occasion.

He later posed for pictures alongside Obrador – who has been serving since last year as the 58th president of Mexico – with his WBA world title.

The heavyweight was also this week handed a new belt to add to his collection following his shock win inside Madison Square Garden two weekends ago.

Ruiz was the guest of honour at Palacio Nacional following his upset win over Anthony Joshua
Ruiz was the guest of honour at Palacio Nacional following his upset win over Anthony Joshua

He was accompanied by his father (far right) and trainer Manny Robles (back middle in frame)
He was accompanied by his father (far right) and trainer Manny Robles (back middle in frame)

Ruiz, the WBA, WBO and IBF world champion, now also possesses the Snickers heavyweight title after professing his love for the chocolate bar.

He claimed he eats one before every fight, although didn’t for his clash with Joshua because New York State Athletic Commission rules prohibit the consumption of unregulated substances in the locker room before fights.

The unified champion is currently in talks with Snickers’ parent company, Mars, about becoming the face of the snack, but his manager David A. Garcia cautioned that negotiations are just ‘semi-formal discussions’ at this point.

 

Ruiz became the first ever heavyweight world champion from Mexico by beating Joshua
Ruiz became the first ever heavyweight world champion from Mexico by beating Joshua

The Mexican was also presented with a Snickers heavyweight 'belt' earlier on Tuesday
The Mexican was also presented with a Snickers heavyweight ‘belt’ earlier on Tuesday

The 'belt' is emblazoned with a crown, the Snickers chocolate bar logo on it and Ruiz's name
The ‘belt’ is emblazoned with a crown, the Snickers chocolate bar logo on it and Ruiz’s name

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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