Andy Ruiz: In his first bout in 17 months since losing the unified heavyweight championship, a slim-down Andy Ruiz Jr. swept through Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions pay-per-view main event through an early knock-off to veteran Chris Arreola gone. Card.
Ariella (38-7-1, 33 KO) in his first camp under Ruiz (34-2, 22 KO) relying on his speed, activity, and fast combination as a head trainer (and Canelo Alvarez architect: Eddie Renoso A) ) Combining to exclude. Unanimous Decision (117–110, 118–109, 118–109) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. CBS Sports also scored 118–109 for Rudge.
After Anthony Joshua’s 2019 upset knockout to claim three of the four recognized heavyweight titles, Ruiz ballooned in weight later that year and lost a lifeless decision. After entering this training camp of 310 pounds, the 31-year-old looked trim after weighing in at 258 and never stopped being aggressive over 12 rounds.
Ruiz said, “Chris Arreola is an experienced and tough puncher. We did what we had to do and we won but I remember I was at the bottom and I had to come back.” “We did what we had to do and God won us that. Next time.”
The 40-year-old Arriola, who had unsuccessfully challenged for the title on four occasions, produced some incredible play as a prolific underdog in Round 2 when a short right hand dropped Ruiz. Arriola hurt Ruiz for a second time later in the round and heavy round boxing’s unpredictability was on full display as a heavy performance once again in Round 3.
Arreola connected with a right-handed lead at about 1:40 to go in the eighth round. About 15 seconds later, Ariella shook his left hand and indicated that he hurt his left shoulder.
Ruiz’s left hook landed just under 40 seconds to go in the seventh round, which was three more effective minutes for the former champion.
Andy Ruiz tied for the sixth consecutive round with about 30 seconds to go. Another left hook by Ruiz landed just before the midway mark of the sixth round.
Arriola fired Ruiz in the fifth round at around 1:20 with the right side of his head. Just before the fifth round ended, Ruiz caught Arriola with a sweeping left hook. Ruiz was linked with a right hand with about 30 seconds to go in the fourth round. Arriola pressed the action, with Arroyola defending himself mostly during the fourth round.
After dropping Ruiz early in the second round, Arriola wobbled Ruiz with a left hook of fewer than 20 seconds into the third round. Ruiz had almost gone down from that shot as well, but he came back from a squatting position and fired back with his own hard shots that alerted Areola.
The action slowed down most of the remainder of the third round, as Arabella and Ruiz seemed more alert to the defense. Ruiz drilled Arriola with a right hand toward the end of the third round, but Arriola blew Ruiz with his right hand before the third round ended.
Areola landed a short right hand that dropped Ruiz down to one knee in the second round. Ruiz corrected his feet after suffering that knock and looked more frustrated with the injury.
Arriola also landed two hard left hands, which got Ruiz’s attention in just 20 seconds to go into the second round. An overhand scored by Ruiz caught Arerola just after the first round halfway. Another right hand by Ruiz caught Ariola with about 40 seconds to go in the opening round.
Keith Idec is a senior writer / columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.
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