Sport Photos: Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola weigh-in
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola: Date, fight time, TV channel and live stream
An all-Mexican heavyweight clash four days before Cinco de Mayo. Ruiz steps back into the ring for the first time since December 2019, when he lost his titles in a lopsided decision to Anthony Joshua. He came in significantly overweight and didn't have the same focus as he did when he scored one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he stopped Joshua in June 2019. Realizing changes were needed, Ruiz is now under the tutelage of Eddy Reynoso, who trains Canelo Alvarez, Ryan Garcia, and Oscar Valdez.
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Chris Arreola on Friday weighed in at 256 pounds and 228.5, respectively, for their pay-per-view heavyweight fight Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Ruiz weighed 283.5 pounds for his rematch with Anthony Joshua in December 2019, meaning he’s 27.5 lighter for this fight. That was Ruiz’s most-recent bout.
Arreola’s weight is the lightest of his 18-year career. He weighed 244 for his previous fight, a unanimous-decision loss against Adam Kownacki in August 2019.
The weights for other featured fights on the card are as follows:Sebastian Fundora (152.75) vs. Jorge Cota (153.5), 12 rounds, junior middleweights. Jesus Ramos (150) vs. Javier Molina (149.25), 12 rounds, welterweights (150-pound catch weight). Omar Figueroa (146.5) vs. Abel Ramos (146.5), 12 rounds, welterweights.
Here are images from the weigh-in. All photos by Frank Micelotta / Fox Sports
Andy Ruiz Jr. rallies from knockdown to get unanimous decision over Chris Arreola
Ruiz survives a scare to have all judges rule in his favor over a game Arreola on Saturday night.The former unified world heavyweight champion survived a second-round knockdown and followed trainer Eddy Reynoso's gameplan to punch a unanimous decision victory over a very game Chris Arreola at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., and live on pay-per-view Saturday night. Judges had it 117-110, 118-109, and 118-109, all in favor of Ruiz.
Omar Figueroa returns to ring vs. Abel Ramos healthy, confident .
To say that Omar Figueroa has an unusual approach to boxing these days is an understatement. The former lightweight titleholder said he learned to hate the sport over the years. He said he’s not preoccupied with accomplishing anything in the ring, at least not by common…The former lightweight titleholder said he learned to hate the sport over the years. He said he’s not preoccupied with accomplishing anything in the ring, at least not by common standards. And he described his one-sided setback against Yordenis Ugas in July 2019 as “freeing.” In other words, he’s glad he lost.