How tall is Andy Ruiz Jr

Andy Ruiz Jr's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

Mexican-American professional boxer, who is a World Heavyweight Champion.

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 11.73in (182.2cm)
Johan 185 cm said on 19/Sep/19
Have to admit I took one look at this guy and thought ..huh he is the champ? Joshua looking like some kind of greek god and this guy who looks like he camps out on his couch with a bag of nachos.

Just goes to show not to underestimate anyone and sometimes david does slay goliath.

Looks around a flat 6' next to weak 6'6 Joshua.
rando182 said on 18/Sep/19
Looks under 6'0 with Terrence Crawford: Click Here
Mickie said on 17/Sep/19
I don't see how anyone could say 6'0" is the optimal height for a boxer. Remember - heavyweights are the best fighters. This has nothing to do with era - lighter fighters are welcome to step up to heavyweight - but they seldom do that because they are not capable of competing against them.

Sure there are heavyweights near the top of the world who are under 6'2". But when you have 90% of the world's top 20 heavyweights are in the top 10% of the adult male distribution of height, it clearly indicates optimal height is in that top 10% rather than slightly below it. If there were as many 6'6" men in the population to draw from as there are 6'0" men, you would see an even more dramatic distribution; but in real life 6'6" guys are much rarer so the odds are lower finding one blessed with the exceptional skills - leaving some chance for the 6'0" champion who is a more exceptional talent. Like Andy Ruiz.

Ruiz is A heavyweight champion rather than THE heavyweight champion btw. That's yet to have been settled. I look forward to him fighting Wilder or Fury, provided he wins the rematch with AJ.
A legend said on 17/Sep/19
Rob, the influence your website has is crazy; Google has now changed Andy Ruiz from 6’2 to 6’0.
Harry Sachs said on 15/Sep/19
It is funny reading comments from casual boxing fans. Le--t me explain this too you casuals. Foreman turned pro in 1969. Wladimir Klistchko turned pro in the 1990's was champion up until a few years ago. Foreman and Wlad actually fought fought some of the same fighters. The fighters who fought both Wlad and George have stated that Foreman punched harder than Wlad. Fighters who faced/sparred both Wlad and Deontay Wilder have stated that Wlad punched. Harder.

Second the average height for a American mane in the 80's up till this day is 5'10. So people in this country aren't getting taller.

3rd in boxing there has been tons of 6'4 plus heavyweights from the 70's up till this day. Nobody ever referred to being 6'4 as being a super heavyweight until guys on these boxing shows started saying this recently.

4th most heavyweights today are just overweight. Which is why the heavyweight division is so bad.

5th there is no heavyweight height division. There is a heavyweight weight division. So being a taller heavyweight doesn't make you a better fighter. If anything it makes you slower and more clumsy.

In any case Andy Ruiz is around 6'0 tall and is the heavyweight champion of the world after beating the 6'5 or so Anthony Joshua.
c-mo said on 15/Sep/19
@ Mickie

I already explained to you that most 6'0 boxers will go to middle weight or lightheavy - cruiser at most

it is just natural that you have mostly very tall men in the heavyweight division especially since steroids are commonly abused

it doesnt mean that 6'0 is not enough (in fact it is the best height for fighting imo as I said ) . there are also a lot of very tall fighters who are not that good in ranks ....the few very tall fighters like fury , wilder , joshua are exeptional people ....they are like 1 in a billion kind of people who are that good and that strong

and even nowdays you have many boxers below 6'2 in heavyweight . ruiz being one of them and he is the champ
Mickie said on 10/Sep/19
Out of boxrec's world top 20 heavyweights (definitely not a perfect list imo but should give some sort of idea) we have:

2 guys under 6'1" (just Ruiz and Rivas, although Ruiz is billed above this range we know it's nearly certain he belongs here)
9 guys from 6'1" to 6'4"
9 guys over 6'4" (It would actually be 10 guys in this category and 8 in the former if I counted billed 6'4.5" Kubrat Pulev here, but I am not sure if he is really over 6'4").

The portion of the young male population that is over 6'1" in the western world is probably no more than 10%. Yet they make up 90% of the top 20 ranked heavyweight boxers.

The portion of the young male population that is over 6'4" in the western world is probably less than 2%. Yet they make up 45% of the top 20 ranked heavyweight boxers.

Advantage goes to the tall, in this sport.
Animus said on 10/Sep/19
He is probably 182-183cm - he looks like he could be a bit shy of 6'0, but it's tough to tell with his body type. Impressive that he's able to compete in heavyweight boxing with that frame.
Mickie said on 10/Sep/19
And just to add in - I don't think 6'0" is too short to have a chance at heavyweight today. But I think "ideal" is much taller. The 6'0" fighters in lower weight classes would do worse if they moved up in weight, not better. A good heavy weight will beat anyone in the world other than perhaps an exceptional cruiser weight.
Mickie said on 9/Sep/19
@c-mo - I think if 6'0" was ideal, we would see the division dominated by guys around that height. There are so many more slightly above average height men in the world than there are towering giants, yet you see the majority of the top heavyweights are well over 6'0". That tends to suggest it's a rather crucial advantage.

6'0" may well be the ideal height for a light-heavy division fighter or something, as once you start talking about weight classes the taller guys won't be able to function well at as low of a weight. But for the modern heavyweight, it seems like the prototype has shifted more towards guys who are above 6'5". In the old days there were a lot more guys at the top of the divison in the 6'0" - 6'4" range, but it seems like most of the time the heavyweight belt holders in the last couple decades have been 6'5"+.
Emil said on 9/Sep/19
@emre

He looks nowhere near 185 next to Joshua. He even struggles to look over 6'0
JMX178 said on 8/Sep/19
Was about to say how is he only 3 inches short than AJ when he is so much more shorter
YashVaman said on 8/Sep/19
@c-mo 6 is great height but even if you ar 6'4 you wont have problems with clothes , beds , doors , busses , cars.
c-mo said on 8/Sep/19
@ ajax509 and @ Mickie

you are not aware of certain things . people are taller nowdays than ever so it is natural that you have taller people in the heavyweight division ....the 6'0 guys often go to middle weight or light heavy weight .... or max cruiserweight but that is already stretching it . so there will be not many 6'0 men in the heavyweight division because they will cut weight to go to lower weight classes . but that doesnt mean that 6'0 is not enough for a heavyweight (and Andy is the best proof of it )

also nowdays many pros take steroids which will make them heavier and more muscular and that weight will make their punches harder

not to take anything from guys like klitschko but klitschko fought mostly against other tall boxers . ruiz would have most likely beaten him even in his prime . especially since klitschko has not the best chin for a heavyweight . you can not say that 6'0 is not enough for a heavyweight only because most heavyweights are not 6'0 . it is just natural that most 6'0 boxers will go to middle weight even before heavyweight

in the old days of boxing when there were no steroids the best boxers even in heavyweight were often around 5'10 - 5'11 . Rocky Marciano was 5'10 and was unbeaten heavyweight champion

go to boxrec and look up Turkey Thompson for example who was 174cm and check his bouts . he knocked out 191cm Lee Q Murray for example , and also 188cm Bill Petersen. look up his fights

also look up Obie Walker who was 5'8 - 5'9 . knocked out 6'2 Elmer Ray . look up Obies fights

even today there is a heavyweight who is 5'9 called Joey Dawejko (he is listed as 5'10 but he is rather 5'9 I analyzed it) ....he is not the greatest but he also beat a lot of tall boxers in the heavyweight division and he was Anythony Joshuas Sparring partner for the Ruiz fight . he has 20 wins and 11 wins by KO . he has 7 losses but only loss 1 by KO . and 4 draws . he is rank 51 / 1,297 which is not the best but it is definitely not bad . for a chubby 5'9 guy to be doing okay as he is in todays heavyweight division that is pretty good

James Toney is around 5'10 and he did well in heavyweight too . he beat 6'1.25 evander holyfield for example and holyfield is a great boxer

David Tua is 5'9-5'10 and he was a very good heavyweight ...knocked most of his opponents out and most of his opponents were taller than him . and he lost to lennox lewis only by points . if he would have been prepared better and had a better gameplan who knows maybe he would have won .


and at 6'0 you are taller than all these guys I just mentioned . Andy Ruiz is champion and he is around 6'0 . he beat Alexander Dimitrenko who is listed as 6'7 (but is probably rather 6'4 - 6'5) . he beat 6'6 joshua by KO ...I mean we are talking about joshua here ...the guy is a great boxer. in the amateurs 6'7 wilder was beat by a 6'0 guy by knockout . and wilder is really a nightmare of an opponent ....the guy is a machine

6'0 with a "proper" weight is the best height for fighting from what I can tell . because as I said you are more quick and agile than taller guys and when you go inside and brawl it is a problem for tall guys but you are taller than average and have reach and weight advantages over average height and especially short men

I also think 6'0 is the perfect height in general as I said . of course I respect your opinion and you dont have to agree with me
viper said on 8/Sep/19
He certainly looks 5-11 Max in the above pic
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Sep/19
@Mickie
It's similar to Daniel Cormier being 5'9"-5'10" in the heavyweight division of MMA. It's short, but not too short to be competitive. Or Mike Tyson at 5'10".
Lkkss said on 8/Sep/19
Solid 5'11.75-6'0 guy.
Duhon said on 8/Sep/19
The average Mexican-American male is 5'7", so he is quite tall among his community.
emre celep said on 8/Sep/19
anthony looks 185 next to joshua
FOG_786 said on 7/Sep/19
Looksd 5’10 to me with Joshua
Voltaire said on 7/Sep/19
His 6'2 listing from various sites is absolutely hilarious. He is nowhere near that.
rando182 said on 7/Sep/19
Fair listing, he tends to look around 6 inches shorter than Joshua. Though personally I think he's a bit under, like 5'11.5.
Myself said on 6/Sep/19
Struggles for this mark...
Mr S said on 6/Sep/19
Good listing. No way he is anywhere near the 6'2" he is normally listed as. Seems a humble guy though so I dont know if the 6'2" claim comes from him.
Mickie said on 6/Sep/19
6'0" is definitely not an ideal height for a modern heavyweight - but it is tall enough to give you a chance. If you look at the Klitschko's, Wilder, Joshua, Fury, etc it is obvious that height is an advantage. Still Ruiz at 6'0", and a guy like Oscar Rivas who is likely under the 6'0" mark show you can be competitive in the modern era.
c-mo said on 6/Sep/19
@ ajax509

you downgraded almost everyone on your list lol

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@ viper

5'11 is too low for ruiz . there is more of a chance that he is 6'1 than 5'11 imo . but he is neither . 6'0 or 6'0.25 seems to be spot on
Gman39 said on 6/Sep/19
Glad he has been added. Agree with 6'0.
ajax509 said on 6/Sep/19
@c-mo These days, six feet is way to short to become an outstanding heavyweight champion. On December 7, Ruiz has to confirm his performance!
viper said on 5/Sep/19
Grizz you're taller. I believe hes 5-11
viper said on 5/Sep/19
He only looks 5-11 with 6-3 Josep Parker
Greg said on 5/Sep/19
If he’s 6’0 Jake Paul needs a downgrade. He looked over an inch shorter than him I would say maybe much over 5’10 next to him.
Mickie said on 5/Sep/19
6'0" - 6'0.25" was what I ended up thinking after reviewing more pics. He can look under 6'0" at times, but unless he is a lift wearer (which you can't entirely rule out - the much taller boxer Wlad did it) his stare downs with AJ and Parker made under 6'0" look impossible.
c-mo said on 5/Sep/19
thank you Rob for adding him ! really cool

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grizz said on 5/Sep/19
So even a dude of my height has a fair chance in current heavyweight division. Cool.

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he doesnt have a "fair chance" ....he is the f***ing champipon lol . 6'0 is the perfect height . there is also another boxer who is 6'0 and is upcoming . his name is Evgeny Romanov ....he is very tough and has not lost so far as a pro and he knocked 6'7 deontay wilder out in the amateurs. he has 14 wins no losses and 10 KOs now as a pro . he will make it far I am sure ....in 2-3 years he might even get to top 5 ...top 10 for sure

of course fighting is not everything in life lol ....in fact boxing is a sport and fighting in general should only be done if it is absolutely necessary and if there is no way out and you have to protect yourself or your loved ones or something like that .

but 6'0 is great for fighting . you are tall enough to have not much if any weight disadvantage against taller men and have a reach and weight advantage over shorter men . you go in and brawl with tall men which is a big problem for them ...and you are more agile and quicker than taller men .

at 6'0 you are above average height but not too tall in any way . clothes , beds , doors , busses , cars , all no problem at all . great height for most sports , good height for dating because it is comfortable with women of almost any height , you can model at this height , still not tall enough to have problems gaining muscle mass , it is the ideal height
Mickie said on 5/Sep/19
Yeah - this is about right.
ajax509 said on 5/Sep/19
I have Ruiz at 5ft 10.75, shorter than Kimmel and same height as O.Beckham. In the pic above he has footwear and stance advantage over Odell.

Out of bed-afternoon:
Valuev 208-206cm
Price 202-200cm
Breazeale 200-198cm
T.Fury 200-198cm
V.Klitschko 199-197cm
Wilder 198-196cm
W.Klitschko 196-194cm
Joshua 195-193cm
Lewis 193-191cm
Ortiz 189-187cm
Ali 188-186cm
Bellew 188-186cm
Parker 187-185cm
Usyk 187-185cm
Haye 186-184cm
Holyfield 186-184cm
Povetkin 186-184cm
Calzaghe 181-179cm
Ruiz 181-179cm
Tyson 178-176cm
Golovkin 177-175cm
Canelo 172-170cm
Mayweather 170-168cm
Pacquiao 165-163cm
Emil said on 5/Sep/19
Thanks for adding him, Rob - agree with the listing
Robbe said on 5/Sep/19
With AJ Click Here
grizz said on 5/Sep/19
So even a dude of my height has a fair chance in current heavyweight division. Cool.
Robbe said on 5/Sep/19
Thanks Rob. 6ft is close enough. With 6'3 listed Josep Parker Click Here
Redwing said on 5/Sep/19
Oh man wicked add rob, does Andy Ruiz really claim 6’2 though??
Editor Rob
I am not sure he would claim 6ft 2 with a straight face...I think there's enough out there for this guy to call into question 6ft 1-2 boxing listings for him.

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