(Andy Ruiz Jr.) The pride of Imperial County.
Saturday Ruiz became the first Heavyweight Champion of the World of Mexican descent. He did that in dramatic fashion, with a 7th round TKO of then Champion Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden in New York. Ruiz is a native of the City of Imperial, and he has evoked the pride in almost every resident of Imperial County. The Imperial Chamber is spearheading plans to hold a parade and rally in honor of Ruiz and his accomplishments. The problem is that the Champ is very busy, and he would like sometime to himself and his family. The Chamber said plans are being organized around his schedule. They are targeting June 22nd. The Chamber is working with the Ruiz camp, and others around the county to make the event a reality.