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In his first moments of ecstasy after he knocked out Anthony Joshua in one of boxing's most sensational upsets Andy Ruiz Jr shouted from inside the ropes at New York's Madison Square Garden: 'Mum, we don't have to struggle any more.'

Senora Ruiz was wreathed in smiles as she waved back from ringside. Not only had her chubby kid, as he calls himself, rubber stamped his first five million but she and most of their many relatives had snaffled $10,000 each by backing him at 11-1.

The journey from a dusty border town to the wealth which comes with being the first world heavyweight champion of Mexican origin was complete. Almost.

Andy Ruiz's rags to riches journey is complete after his sensational win over Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz's rags to riches journey is complete after his sensational win over Anthony Joshua

All that remained was a car ride. As soon as he arrived back home in Imperial in southern Californian he borrowed a flash convertible and drove down the main street through cheering crowds.

A few days later he went out and bought his own high-class means of transport. A white Rolls Bentley.

Cars are the status symbol of choice on both sides of the divide between Mexico and its economically distant neighbour. Ruiz also has a Porsche Panamera in his growing collection.

Those vehicles are garaged now in the sprawling hacienda he has bought in mesquite scrubland on the edge of town.

Back in his home town of Imperial, Ruiz was paraded through the streets to cheering crowds

Back in his home town of Imperial, Ruiz was paraded through the streets to cheering crowds

No doubt his father advised him on the purchase. Andy Sr, a construction worker when he and his wife first immigrated to the US where Ruiz was born, has since bettered himself by 'flipping' houses.  

That is the American term for buying properties and selling them on for a quick profit.

The 30-year-old Andy Jr's new home includes the obligatory pool amid sparkling fountains along with tennis and basketball courts. 

As well as more than enough bedrooms to accommodate himself his wife and their five children in addition to any friends and family wanting to stay over.

He has also taken to giving tours of the estate to townsfolk who drive out to see how their hero is getting along. Luxurious his accommodations may be but this is not a champion who lives in an ivory tower.

Ruiz went out and bought his own high-class means of transport – a white Rolls Bentley

Ruiz went out and bought his own high-class means of transport – a white Rolls Bentley

Ruiz's new home includes a pool amid fountains along with tennis and basketball courts

Ruiz's new home includes a pool amid fountains along with tennis and basketball courts

JOSHUA VS RUIZ II 

Date: December 7

Location: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

Venue: The Diriyah Arena 

Time:

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