Andy Ruiz Jr. life turned 180 degrees after the beating Anthony Joshua In December 2019, his unexpected triumph opened the doors of international boxing and caused millions of dollars to start pouring into his bank account.
Shortly before his historic feat over the ring, The Destroyer began to question whether he should continue boxing. since the money did not come, and he had a family that needed to be supported.
“He did not earn well, he was cornered, forgot. You go to the gym every day and you don’t fight, but you have a family, kids…” said trainer Manny Robles in an interview with Un Round Ms.
What would Andy do if he retired from boxing?
Robles recalled that Ruiz the situation was so bad that he thought about returning to his hometown and devoting himself to the same cause as his father.
“He had a very difficult time because he didn’t have money, money, and he said, ‘I don’t have enough money to pay the rent or my needs.’ He was going to come home because he lived in Los Angeles and from a city called El Centro, a city on the border with Mexicali. He toyed with the idea of going back to work, building with his father, because “what should I do,” he said.
He convinced him to stay in boxing
Despite the unfavorable situation, Robles, who has known Andy since he was an amateur, inspired him to believe he could win the world championship and helped him stay in California to stay in boxing by giving him accommodation for a few days.
He also helped him prepare, and together they worked to defeat Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
Robles dreamed of beating Joshua
“I dreamed that you became world champion and you know who you will beat, Anthony Joshua. I told him, “Don’t go, hold on, we’ll help you,” added Robles, who was instrumental in the win that brought Destroyer to the spotlight.