Andy Ruiz Jr. was honoured by the President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez after his shocking win over Anthony Joshua in the U.S.
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.
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.
Recibí a Andy Ruiz Jr., campeón mundial de boxeo de peso completo, orgullo de México. pic.twitter.com/YtTQQfLo76
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) June 11, 2019
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