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Andy Ruiz Jr. on Becoming First Mexican Heavyweight Champion

October 9, 2019


>>Jimmy: THAT’S ALL RIGHT. WELCOME. HOW ARE YOU FEELIN’? HAVE A SEAT. WE’LL PUT THAT RIGHT THERE.>>I’M ALL RIGHT NOW.>>Jimmy: YOU FEELIN’ ALL RIGHT?>>YEAH, I’M FEELIN’ REALLY GOOD.>>Jimmy: YOU WORKED FOR A LONG TIME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. YOU WERE A 11-1 UNDERDOG. THEY SAY IT IS THE BIGGEST UPSET SINCE BUSTER DOUGLAS BEAT MIKE AT T TYSON.>>IT’S A BLESSING BEING THE FIRST MEXICAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.>>Jimmy: WE DON’T HAVE MANY FIGHTERS FROM MEXICO, IS THAT RIGHT?>>MM-HM.>>Jimmy: ARE THEY NOT EATING ENOUGH? WHAT’S GOING ON?>>I THINK THEIR PARENTS ARE GIVING THEM TOO MANY RICE AND BEANS LIKE MY MOM DID. BUT LUCKILY, I’M ONE OF THE BIG ONES.>>Jimmy: YOU MENTIONED YOUR MOM GIVING YOU RICE AND BEANS. THIS IS A CHILDHOOD PHOTO IN WHICH YOU ALSO SEEM TO HAVE BEEN GIFTED WITH A BOTTLE OF TEQUILA. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WAS THAT YOURS? OR ARE YOU JUST JOKIN’ AROUND THERE?>>I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER, MAN.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T REMEMBER. THEN I GUESS IT WAS PROBABLY YOURS. DID YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT THAT YOU WOULD WIN THIS FIGHT?>>OF COURSE I DID, YOU KNOW. EVER SINCE THE TRAINING THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING, SINCE MY LAST FIGHT, FIGHTING ALEXANDER MATRINKO. I KEPT TELLING EVERYBODY IN ALL THE INTERVIEWS I WAS GOING TO WIN THE FIGHT. EVERYBODY KEPT DOUBTING ME.>>Jimmy: EVERY BOXER SAYS I’M GOING TO WIN THIS FIGHT. IT WOULD BE RARE IF A FIGHTER SAID “I DON’T KNOW, COULD GO EITHER WAY.”>>I BELIEVED IN MYSELF. AND THIS IS WHY I BECAME THE FIRST MEXICAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.>>Jimmy: HOW MUCH LONGER DID YOU KNOW BEFORE YOU FOUGHT?>>I HAD A MONTH AND TWO WEEKS.>>Jimmy: THE GUY WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO FIGHT FAILED THREE DRUG TESTS. HAVE YOU CALLED HIM TO THANK HIM FOR DOING ALL THE DRUGS? >>I HAVE. WE HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.>>Jimmy: YOU DO.>>HE WANTED ME TO WIN THIS FIGHT.>>Jimmy: AND YOU DID.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: THANKS TO GERALD FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS, BUT THANKS TO GERALD. SO YOU ARE NOW GOING TO HAVE A REMATCH, BECAUSE AS THE CHAMPION, THAT IS HIS, HE’S ABLE TO DICTATE THAT. ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO A REMATCH?>>OF COURSE, YOU KNOW. IF HE WANTS TO REMATCH, I’LL GIVE IT TO HIM. I’M WILLING TO GO OVER THERE OR IF THEY’RE WILLING TO COME OVER HERE.>>Jimmy: TO THE UK?>>MM-HM. WE’RE STARTING NEGOTIATIONS.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU WOULD GO OVER THERE?>>I WOULD.>>Jimmy: I THINK YOU STAY HERE. BECAUSE BOXING, IT CAN BE VERY SHAKY, YOU KNOW, WELL, YOU KNOW HOW IT IS, AND I THINK YOU WANT TO, I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS FIGHT HERE.>>HAVE IT HERE IN AMERICA. YEAH, I AGREE.>>Jimmy: OR MEXICO.>>OR MEXICO.>>Jimmy: KEEP GOING SOUTH. HAVE IT IN VENEZUELA IF YOU CAN.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST FOUGHT?>>I WAS 6 YEARS OLD WHEN I FIRST WENT INTO A GYM AND MY FIRST AMATEUR FIGHT I WAS 7 YEARS OLD. MY DAD SAID I WAS GOING TO FIGHT IN SAN DIEGO. I WAS THIS BIG, HEAVY KID. NOBODY WAS IN MY WEIGHT AT THAT AGE. SO I HAD TO FIGHT 12 YEAR OLD, 13 YEAR OLD WHEN I WAS 7 YEARS OLD. AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW, I WAS BEATING THEM.>>Jimmy: THAT HAD TO MAKE THEM THINK TWICE ABOUT A FUTURE IN BOXING GETTING BEATEN BY A 7-YEAR-OLD.>>BY A 7-YEAR-OLD.>>Jimmy: WHEN ARE YOU A 11-1 UNDERDOG, WHICH YOU WERE, DOES YOUR FAMILY BET ON YOU?>>AS A MATTER OF FACT MY DAD, MY BROTHER, MY MOM, ALL OF THEM ALMOST MADE $10,000 OFF OF ME.>>Jimmy: WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY ALMOST MADE.>>WELL, THEY DID.>>Jimmy: THEY BET ALMOST $1,000 EACH.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WOW. THAT’S YOUR BROTHER AND YOUR DAD.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: SENIOR. OH, YOU KNOW WHAT, AS PROUD OF YOURSELF AS YOU ARE I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW PROUD YOUR DAD IS OF YOU RIGHT NOW. AM I WRONG ON THAT? ? O>>OH, I FEEL SO PROUD, MAN, MY ROCKY MEXICAN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: SO OBVIOUSLY, YOUR PHYSIQUE IS WHAT GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE INTERESTED IN YOU. WHAT IS THE PLAN FORT THE REMATCH? DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT? DO YOU STAY RIGHT HERE?>>I WANT TO GET IN BETTER SHAPE, LOOK LIKE A MEXICAN AJ, GET THOSE MUSCLES INTO. JUST STAY HEALTHY AND WATCH WITH THE FOOD AND ALL THAT.>>Jimmy: WELL, CONGRATULATIONS. THAT WAS SOME FIGHT. THAT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, AND YOU KNOCK THIS GUY. IT REALLY WAS QUITE A FIGHT. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND GOOD LUCK IN THE REMATCH. THAT WILL BE IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER?>>NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER, THAT’S THE NEGOTIATIONS. BUT WHATEVER, WHENEVER IT’S GOING TO BE, IT’S GOING TO BE A HELL OF A FIGHT.

100 Comments

  • Reply Niko Balilihan July 27, 2019 at 5:17 am

    He's so likeable.

  • Reply Jiroo XVI July 27, 2019 at 6:41 am

    looks like a teddy bear.

    fights like a grizzly bear☠️

  • Reply Salman Ibn Siddique July 27, 2019 at 10:17 am

    He is humble, he is cute and he is a person; who really deserves to be loved.

  • Reply Adam Franco July 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Ruiz and I eat tacos together in Elos.

  • Reply Esekupach 353Ganggang July 28, 2019 at 1:29 am

    That win was for el chapo

  • Reply blyth63 July 28, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I hate this guy now
    Fifty million hahaha

  • Reply Achillies July 28, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Is that a paid studio audience

  • Reply Dannie Pushkin July 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    first and probably the last :/ heavyweight champion from Mexico. But at least he looks mexican (unlike that hispano-irish Canelo)

  • Reply elseptimo77 July 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    This guillermos brother? Or Mexican Word Of The Day meme guy?

  • Reply Faizol Azha July 31, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Babyface boxer…

  • Reply Tendai Tega July 31, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    He need to defend his belt start With Fury I am looking forward

  • Reply Michael Arvin August 1, 2019 at 4:36 am

    "No. No Diabeetoz."

  • Reply NarukesCXS August 1, 2019 at 6:32 am

    I don't know man, his accent sounds like he's latino but when you hear him speak spanish it sounds like he doesn't know much spanish at all, if anyone asked me I'd say he's american but if he wants to represent mexico that's fine for me lol

  • Reply Rolando Orozco August 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Andy you need to get ahold of Kreeper and if your serious about getting in shape.Cholo Fit is proven to best any fitness program.Represent Homie and you know the RAZA is proud of you.

  • Reply carlcovert7958 August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Love this guy Ruiz. Jimmy Kimble is a scumbag though.

  • Reply suri soledad August 2, 2019 at 6:20 am

    was he born and raised in Mexico or born and raised in the U.S.A?

  • Reply Kane0441 August 2, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    His champion while met Kownacki.

  • Reply cuervo bro August 3, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Que Viva The Mexican Rocky!!!

  • Reply Harry Tee August 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    First of Mexican descent ** fixed it . He’s American 😌😎

  • Reply Triple X August 3, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Dude this Kid Boo lookin like whooops AJ's ass

  • Reply Tarik Eren August 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Ruiz has 0 % Chance by rematch .Joshua Will Be eat him !

  • Reply Ej Vlogs August 4, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Rocky Mexicano

  • Reply drksole3666 August 5, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hes not Mexican. Hes American. Did u ask floyd Mayweather how does it feel to be the first African to be 50-0?

  • Reply Patriotic Texan August 6, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Mexican people didn’t even root for him until he won 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣Typical

  • Reply Racetrack Higgins August 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    for some reason when ignorant poor people get money , they buy jewelry..

  • Reply jerry hello August 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    This guy is a welcome humble salve in a culture of constant, tireless and shameless self-promotion. Congrats to you, Andy. Enjoy the moment.

  • Reply nirvana3887 August 7, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I've been a fan of Anthony Joshua for years and as a fan I tried my best to hate Ruiz for winning that fight, but I really can't. This guy is so down to earth and so dedicated to what he's best at. Andy Ruiz deserves nothing but respect! Good job man!

  • Reply Al Morar August 8, 2019 at 4:33 am

    He is a U.S. citizen..born in the USA, whats this "first mexican champion"?!
    Does Anthony Joshua claim that he is the first nigerian champion?
    What is this nonsense?!
    Does Tyson Fury claim that he is the first indian(gipsy) champion?!
    Why dont you live in Mexico if you are a true mexican? Stop beeing fake man, cause thats how champions lose, ask A.J.. now he learned that and he is real again, you will experience that soon enough,snickers champion

  • Reply Mahmoud Ahmed August 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Why we don't see the full fight on YouTube because AJ is English man or why

  • Reply Rafael Wescott August 10, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Love this guy!

  • Reply anthony davis August 10, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Fake

  • Reply Seun Adeoye August 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    This Little weak kid doesn’t have the balls to go to UK to go fight. Still a PUSSY!!

  • Reply Tony Cannon August 12, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Andy
    Do you know what NFL means no not national football league
    But the real N F L okay Andy i will share the meaning with you
    It's mean NOT FOR LONG enjoy and happy eating the first mistake you have already made is the weight reduction

    Thx.
    Concerned

  • Reply Pablo Hernandez August 12, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Trump is punching the air rn

  • Reply Michael Jones August 14, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Mexican fighters are true warriors.

  • Reply Sonic 13 August 14, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I hope those others heavyweight fighters learn from this guy……fury and wilder take notes from a champion

  • Reply sales dr cetak August 14, 2019 at 5:40 am

    love ruiz..true champ

  • Reply Mark Zola81 August 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    He's from fuckin California!!!!!

  • Reply Man Man August 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This man is the reason heavyweights revenue will increase

  • Reply Sam Acosta August 15, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Andy reminds me of so many Mexicans (both in the US and in Mexico) who appear to be daunting, but the second you meet them they’re the total opposite; sweet, humble, and hard working. But best of all, family oriented. Respect

  • Reply Adriana Rizo August 17, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Representin!!!

  • Reply Saikumar Bandari August 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Every boxer say I'm gonna win this fight except manny Pacquiao…who says its gonna be good fight….that's why pacquiao is different from other boxers

  • Reply barry coote August 18, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Born in USA, passport USA citizen.fights in USA lives in USA but he's Mexican..

  • Reply Brett_Kendrick August 20, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Why do all these heavyweights sound like they had their gonads cut off 😂

  • Reply Darth Alba August 25, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Truly inspirational

  • Reply Daniel Lobo1 August 26, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Andy seems like a very humble guy… A good person. I'm super happy for him. I hope he gives us many more championship fights.

  • Reply Douglas Vizengwa August 27, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I like His humility

  • Reply Tony Rodriguez August 28, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Much love from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

  • Reply Michael Kos August 29, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I remember him as Russell in Up 2009

  • Reply OGwavey23 August 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Bro I hope he wins again

  • Reply barrylyndon80 September 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    But is he not rather an american boxer with mexican roots, because he is born in California?!

  • Reply Luis Arrieta September 1, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Love the pic of the family and the story reminiscing of good old times. I’m humbled to see this man rise to glory, it doesn’t matter where you came from always be humble it will get you places. Andy Ruiz is an example

  • Reply Rodney White September 2, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Andy was an 11-1 underdog to actually win that fight. To Jimmy’s point, which you hear in the video, the 1st 2 guys had to pull out because of failed drug tests. He was HANDED this opportunity, because ESPN said that they chose the best available 1 left. And he scored the 2nd biggest upset of all time. (Buster Douglas) Absolutely remarkable. Congratulations to Andy on capitalizing on the ultimate opportunity and all the best to him in the rematch and as Champion.

  • Reply Eric Lee September 2, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    This guy is such a great example as to why Americans hate most Mexicans soooo much. They don’t come to our country wanting to be part of it, they even claim to be Mexican when they never were in Mexico.

  • Reply anthony davis September 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Fake fight

  • Reply CALMEXMUSICGROUPTV1 September 2, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Congratulations to the champ and homie Andy The Destroyer Ruiz

  • Reply Afehxy September 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Ruiz seems like the guy to have a beer with. I like this man.

  • Reply Gabe Kis September 4, 2019 at 1:02 am

    He is so humble. I really like this guy. Very happy for him. Focused . Good going !

  • Reply Random September 4, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    He looks like the kid from UP

  • Reply diego quihada September 5, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Americas si stupid… Damn

  • Reply Alex Sunderland September 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Vbj

  • Reply jesse rios September 5, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    This is fake Ruiz sellout and they made him femous

  • Reply Cognitive dissidence September 6, 2019 at 2:43 am

    9 million hugs to this lovely guy

  • Reply Sawma chhakchhuak September 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Love from Mizoram

  • Reply The_Punk _Aj September 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Pure heart guy

  • Reply Elliott Chan September 7, 2019 at 11:40 am

    He has no charisma

  • Reply joey William September 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    NOT FOR LONG

  • Reply BrandonWestern N September 9, 2019 at 12:21 am

    No realises he says thank you Anthony at the end rather then Andy?😂 5:22

  • Reply colonodemarte2014 September 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Vivá México !!!!!!!!! Vamos Andy I'm with you 💪🥰👍👍👍🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵

  • Reply jmozeyMB September 10, 2019 at 9:12 am

    The Mexican Warrior! Nov 9th can’t come sooner

  • Reply Anthony 19 September 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    “Rocky Mexicano”

  • Reply Trent Mcgready September 11, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Congratz Andy you did Amazing! in that FIght……..

  • Reply Jason Mason September 11, 2019 at 9:02 am

    He speaks really good English

  • Reply striker pepsi September 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Mexican

  • Reply RAMON RENDON September 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

    No matter what happens in the future, you already made history Andy.

  • Reply PillCosby September 13, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Mexican? I thought he lived in Imperial CA (born and raised). Wouldn't that make him an American boxer?

  • Reply Kuro jr Chan September 13, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I love jimmy,i just hate him when he talks politics.

  • Reply That Guy September 17, 2019 at 3:19 am

    PAY ATTENTION… THIS IS THE ONLY MEXICAN YOU WILL SEE ON THIS SHOW WHO ISN'T WHITE WASHED. NOTICED HOW TO THIS DAY THERE STILL ISN'T ANY LEAD MEXICAN ACTORS IN ANY MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILMS. ONLY BLACK OR WHITE. THINK I'M BULLSHITTING? DOBYOUR OWN RESEARCH AND SEE HOW THEY DO NOT WANT MEXICANOS IN HOLLYWEIRD

  • Reply Nate Robinon Jr September 17, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Anthony Joshua let him have it

  • Reply mgk gohan September 20, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Good job supporting a person that record a dead body. Good job

  • Reply Joshua Brassard September 22, 2019 at 5:11 am

    First Mexican heavyweight champ? For how long boxing has been around and how many great mexican fighters there have been. That's actually wild. I never knew aha

  • Reply El Mayito September 23, 2019 at 12:42 am

    🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽🥊

  • Reply Edward Teach September 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    He is friendly and nice by himself, not fake

  • Reply filoIII September 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Ruiz will smoke Joshua again.

  • Reply Claudio Andrei September 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    lmao lets get a fight between guillermo and ruiz

  • Reply Estrella RVO September 29, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Well we know who Jimmy's rooting for…

    "Thank You Anthony"
    🤪🧐🤦

  • Reply Roger Puliszky September 29, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Andy Ruiz Jr voiced by Guillermo del Toro 😅😅😅🤔🤔🙄😝

  • Reply Афон Слепцовский September 30, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Nice dude, viva Mexico from Russia🥊

  • Reply Venom Deadpool September 30, 2019 at 12:40 am

    When you're a baby and a man at the same time.

  • Reply China Moon September 30, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I like this guy 😂 seems like a good chap and I like him more after he demolished Joshua. I wasn't expecting it 😂

  • Reply Ali Akhtar September 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    legend

  • Reply Venom Deadpool October 2, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Andy "The Bearded Baby" Ruiz Jr.

  • Reply silentrider senisero October 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    You got my blessings hope u win

  • Reply ali khan October 4, 2019 at 7:41 am

    I want you to win the rematch Andy…….you come across as such a humble down to earth world heavyweight champion…..love from Ali/UK

  • Reply Richard Rivera October 5, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Un orgullo pa los mexas felicidades campeon

  • Reply Terrence Bowden October 7, 2019 at 2:56 am

    The statement above is not true of Andy Ruiz Jr. being the first Mexican Heavyweight Champion. He is the first Mexican-American Heavyweight Champion of the World, because he was born in the United States and still resides here.
    Congratulations Andy Ruiz Jr. on your huge victory and making history.

  • Reply Barlos Dez October 7, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    He accidentally called him Anthony Joshua at the very end 😂😂😂

  • Reply Mr M October 9, 2019 at 5:29 am

    He's American

  • Reply WorkshopPops October 9, 2019 at 10:31 am

    you are American,you were born here right?

  • Reply l g October 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Ruiz was born in Imperial, California, USA. Not Mexican but American-Mexican.

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