Los Angeles Chargers Find Inspiration in Ruiz Jr’s Win

 New IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight Champion. Ruiz Jr. (courtesy photo)
New IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight Champion. Ruiz Jr. (courtesy photo)

By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com

Over this past weekend, Andy Ruiz Jr. shocked the world with his surprising victory over the then IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight Champion. Ruiz Jr. came into this fight as 12-1 underdog and walked out of the ring as a champion. This is just what I love about sports and competition; that ability for someone to rise above expectations and achieve heights beyond their or anyone else’s belief.

Having had the opportunity to attend the Los Angeles Chargers completion of OTA’s this week, I was interested in hearing how the Chargers players saw this fight and if they could find any motivational message from the results. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn, “No doubt! Just to show on you can be down early and come back to win. It shows resiliency and perseverance. But I’ve used all those examples before.”

Never underestimate anybody! I felt like everybody thought Anthony Joshua was going to win but the underdog came out on top. So, I feel like you have to treat everybody the same really.” This was the message Kyzir White took away from Ruiz Jr’s upset victory over the weekend.

Adrian Phillips, “Never judge a book by its cover. Joshua looked the part; the other guy might not have looked like him. I felt a lot of people thought he (Joshua) was going to walk right over him. He (Ruiz) went out there and proved them wrong. When you get the opportunity, you’re either going to stand or fold and he stood tall!”

Each of these interpretations of Andy Ruiz Jr’s victory over the humble Anthony Joshua is invaluable lessons which each of us can learn from. More importantly, these are lessons which the youth of America can utilize to inspire them to do great things. Please share your thoughts with us about these few responses from the Chargers or what Andy Ruiz Jr’s upset win may have Inspired you by reaching out to us on @whatsgoodinsports on twitter, or by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com.