Andy Ruiz throws first ball in Dodgers game

The Los Angeles Dodgers invited boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. to throw the first ball of the game to the San Diego Padres.

The Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz. Image: Twitter
The Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz. Image: Twitter

The heavyweight world champion wore the Dodgers jersey, with the number 13 on the back, a good cast from the hill, so the local sound called it a "knockout.

The Mexican boxer was born in Imperial, California, but has Mexican roots, so when he thanked the Dodgers, he accompanied his message with the flags of Mexico and the United States.

As for the game, the Padres won 5-3 over the Dodgers.

By Agencies

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"The Office of the President of the National Boxing Commission, in coordination with the private initiative, extends a cordial invitation to him to consider defending his titles as a full-weight champion in Mexico," reads a part of the message issued by Miguel Torruco, owner of the Conabox.

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'Andy Ruiz Day' in California

On June 22 it was declared as the day of the Mexican boxer, who at the beginning of the month was proclaimed Heavyweight Champion.

The Mexican boxer received the keys to the city. Image: Mediodía
The Mexican boxer received the keys to the city. Image: Mediodía

The city of Imperial, California declared June 22 as the 'Day of Andy Ruiz', in honor of the Mexican boxer who was recently proclaimed Heavyweight Champion, so on Saturday, there was a parade in tribute to the fighter.

The event was attended by more than 6,000 fans who handed him the keys to the city while he was walking on top of an open-topped vehicle.

"I wanted to do this for a long time and we did it," Andy told the crowd after a parade in which he had to be escorted by some policemen given the number of attendees.

Source: Mediodia