Former Unified Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will return to the boxing ring on Saturday for his first fight in over a year when he takes on former title challenger Chris Arreola at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, in California.
Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) last fought in December 2019 when he failed to defend his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua. He lost a unanimous decision in a highly anticipated rematch at Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The fight came six months after Ruiz shocked the world and stopped Joshua in the seventh round to become the Unified Champion and give Joshua his first loss as a professional.
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Since the loss, Ruiz has chosen to leave longtime coach Manny Robles and team up with Eddy Reynoso, who also coaches Canelo Alvarez, Oscar Valdez and Ryan Garcia. Not only that, but Ruiz has lost a lot of weight and seems to be in the best shape of his life before going into a fight with Arreola.
Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs, two non-contests) has long been a fan favorite due to his all-action style. Unfortunately for him, he often missed out on championship opportunities with losses to Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko. The 40-year-old knows it’s now or never to get another championship shot. Can he get rid of the anger?
Stay tuned as Sporting News provides up-to-the-minute coverage of the heavyweight clash.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola results
Sporting News coverage of the fight will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
What time does Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola?
- Dated: Saturday May 1
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event of Ruiz-Arreola: Around midnight ET
The Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola pay-per-view main card begins at 9 p.m. ET, fighters are expected to walk into the ring around midnight ET, depending on the length of previous fights.
How to watch Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola
The Ruiz vs. Arreola fight is a Fox Sports PBC event that is available via pay-per-view by many cable and satellite providers; Check with your local supplier for more information.
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola fight card
- Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola; heavyweight
- Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Abel Ramos; welterweight
- Sebastian Fundora versus Jorge Cota; junior middleweights
- Jesus Ramos against Javier Molina; welterweight