Snickers sending new heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz Jr care package
Andy Ruiz Jr. has given Snickers plenty of love over the past few months, and now the candy bar maker is returning the favor.
Ruiz Jr. on Saturday knocked out Anthony Joshua in a major upset to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent ever. He has endeared himself to fans everywhere with his likable personality and unfit body.
Ruiz has also become known due to his love of Snickers. Unlike other top athletes who are on strict diets and cut out the sweets, Ruiz has been open about his love of Snickers. He has a Snickers bar as the header for his Twitter profile. He even appeared on “Inside PBC Boxing” in late April with a whole bunch of Snickers.
That led to more questions about the Snickers. Ruiz said his dad got him into the candy bar.
“My dad’s been giving me Snickers since I was six years old,” Ruiz told The Sportsman in an interview. “When I first turned amateur when I was seven years old, my dad started giving it to me. Best believe I’m going to be eating it before my fight with (Anthony Joshua).”
After all the publicity Ruiz gave Snickers, they congratulated him on his win over Joshua.
Congrats on that SATISFYING fight last night @Andy_destroyer1
— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) June 2, 2019
Snickers also said they were sending Ruiz a package.
Congrats again on the upset @Andy_destroyer1 ! Victory is sweet, but so is the package we are sending you.
— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) June 3, 2019
Nobody has hustled harder for an endorsement deal than Ruiz. Snickers need to turn this into something bigger than that.