Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will return to the boxing ring for the primary time in over a 12 months when he faces former title challenger Chris Arreola on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, in Carson, Calif.
Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) final fought in December 2019 when he got here up quick in protection of his WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in opposition to Anthony Joshua. He misplaced a unanimous choice in a extremely anticipated rematch on the Diriyah Area in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The combat got here six months after Ruiz shocked the world and stopped Joshua within the seventh spherical to change into the unified champion and hand Joshua his first defeat as knowledgeable.
Because the loss, Ruiz opted to go away longtime coach Manny Robles and be part of forces with Eddy Reynoso, who additionally trains Canelo Alvarez, Oscar Valdez and Ryan Garcia. Not solely that, Ruiz has dropped a substantial quantity of weight and seems to be in the most effective form of his life heading into the combat with Arreola.
Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs and a couple of No Contests) has lengthy been a fan favourite attributable to his all-action model. Sadly, he has typically fallen quick in championship alternatives with losses to Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko. The 40-year-old is aware of that it’s now or by no means if he ever plans to get one other shot at a championship. Can he pull off the upset?
Here is every part it is advisable to know concerning the upcoming combat.
When is Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola?
- Date: Might 1, 2021
- Essential card: 9 p.m. ET
- Ruiz-Arreola major occasion: Midnight ET (approximate)
The Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola PPV major card begins at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday night time, with the champions anticipated to make their ring walks at roughly midnight ET, relying on the size of the sooner fights.
What TV channel is Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola on?
The Ruiz vs. Arreola combat is a FOX Sports activities PBC occasion that’s out there through pay-per-view via many cable and satellite tv for pc suppliers; test together with your native supplier for extra info.
How a lot does Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola price?
The place is Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola happening?
The Ruiz-Arreola combat will happen on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, in Carson, Calif. Will probably be the second time Ruiz competes on the out of doors venue whereas Arreola fights on the facility for the primary time.
Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola odds
Odds courtesy of Draft Kings.
- Ruiz Jr.: -3335
- Arreola: +900
The previous unified heavyweight champion is a large favourite at -3335, which implies that one must wager $3335 simply to earn a revenue of $100. Arreola is a former title challenger however has routinely come up quick in huge moments. He is an enormous underdog at +900, the place a $100 guess would return $900.
Andy Ruiz Jr. file and bio
Born: Sept. 11, 1989
Attain: 74 inches
Complete fights: 35
File: 33-2 with 22 knockouts
Chris Arreola file and bio
Born: March 5, 1981
Attain: 76 inches
Complete fights: 47
File: 38-6-1, 33 knockouts (2 No Contests)
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola combat card
- Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola; Heavyweight
- Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Abel Ramos; Welterweight
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Jorge Cota; Junior Middleweight
- Jesus Ramos vs. Javier Molina; Welterweight