Andy Ruiz Jr survived a knock down in the second round to defeat Chris Arreola in his boxing comeback in Los Angeles.
It was Ruiz Jr’s first fight since his loss to Anthony Joshua in December 2019, and outboxed his fellow Mexican-American rival to get himself back in the world title picture.
While there have been reports and videos of a mass brawl breaking out in the stands during the fourth round at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
Andy Ruiz is vs Chris Arreola full video highlight
Two most notable Mexican heavyweights clash as former three-belt champion Andy Ruiz Jr. takes on former title challenger Chris Arreola on Saturday from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
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.
Ruiz Jr vs Arreola: Date and how to watch
This 12-round heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, May 1 and is being held at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The main event will likely get under way at around 5am Uk, Nigeria time on Sunday but news on the start times will follow.
TV coverage for Nigeria, UK fans has not been confirmed as of yet but it will be shown on FOX PPV in the USA.
And Ruiz Jr. Record and Bio
Nationality: Mexican, American
Reach: 74 inches
Total fights: 35
Record: 33-2 with 22 knockouts
Chris Arreola. Record and Bio
Reach: 76 inches
Total fights: 47
Record: 38-6-1, two no-contests with 33 knockouts
Andy Ruiz Jr v Chris Arreola: Already said?
Andy Ruiz Jr: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring on May 1.
“Training with coach Eddy in his gym has been amazing. I’m around great fighters like Canelo Alvarez and we’re putting in the work so that I can look better than ever.
“I have known Chris Arreola since I turned professional. He’s a Mexican warrior just like me, and I expect him to come at me with everything he’s got.”
Chris Arreola: “He’s motivated to knock my block off but I’m motivated too. I want to win.
“He may have been the first Mexican heavyweight champion but the best Mexican is right here.
“People that know me and have watched me fight, know I try not to be in a boring fight at all.
“I come to leave it all in the f****** ring.”