Andy Ruiz returned to his hometown of Imperial, California this week in a brand new purple Rolls Royce Phantom.
The 29-year-old, who shocked the world earlier this month when he beat Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title, was thrown a victory parade to celebrate his historic win.
Fans waved at Ruiz, who was joined by his wife Julie, as he showcased just one of his four belts.
Imperial only has around 17,000 residents, but most of them lined the streets to welcome back their hero as he thanked his fans.
It was an incredible event and Ruiz later took to Instagram to thank the dealership in Rancho Mirage for the $450,000 Rolls Royce.
“Thanks to RR Rancho Mirage for helping me celebrate my Championship homecoming parade and helping us raise funds for the kids in style!!” he said.
Image: Andy Ruiz/Instagram
Nobody expected Ruiz to overcome the odds and beat Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden, and it looks likely that the pair will do battle again in a rematch.
Many will again play down the 29-year-old’s chances but the Mexican-American is supremely confident.
The 29-year-old believes he’ll reign victorious and he’s taken aim at Joshua in the meantime:
“The rematch is gonna be the same. I’m gonna be more prepared, more ready,” he said.
“I know his flaws, I can do a lot better. I think the only thing he can do is just run around. He’s not good at boxing, he’s not a good boxer.
“It’s going to be a hell of a fight – Ruiz vs Joshua II.”
Do you think Ruiz would beat Joshua again? Or will AJ learn from his mistakes?
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