Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr adds another 'belt' to collection
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/news/113411497/-

2019-06-11 21:01:58

Heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr didn't need to raise a drop of moisture on his body before taking ownership of the latest addition to his rapidly increasing collection of belts.

The chunky Mexican-American fighter, who sent shockwaves around the boxing world when he climbed off the canvas to beat the physically imposing Briton Anthony Joshua in New York earlier this month, can now add the 'Snickers' heavyweight belt to the WBA, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.

Yes, you read that right. Ruiz posted a picture on Instagram while holding the novelty belt, which is emblazoned with a crown, a diamond covered 'Snickers' logo and his name.

It's no secret that Ruiz Jr is a huge fan of the famous chocolate bar and is even known to consume them whilst training for a fight.

Such is his love for the calorie-laden sweets, he also began eating one during an interview following his win over Alexander Dimitrenko.

Following his victory over Joshua, Ruiz Jr was congratulated by Snickers – no doubt spotting an opportunity to market their product - on social media.

Bu it's unlikely Joshua will be too worried about taking ownership of the novelty belt when he meets Ruiz Jr for the rematch, which has been touted for either November or December.

While the terms for the location may have already been dictated to Ruiz Jr, by the contract he signed before the first fight, he has made it clear what he wants.

"I would love it to be here in the United States or in Mexico," Ruiz Jr has said. "Hey, it all depends with the team and what we negotiate.

"If they want me to go over there, they've gotta give me $50million. If they want to come over here – there's just negotiations, you know."

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