This will be Ruiz’s first fight since ‘that’ rematch loss against Anthony Joshua in 2019.
Andy Ruiz Jr. is finally set to make his return. The former unified heavyweight champion will be taking on Chris Arreola on the 24th of April. He took to Twitter to confirm the same.
“4/24 we back #teamdestroyer“, Ruiz tweeted. This will be Ruiz’s first fight since losing the rematch to Anthony Joshua, back in December 2019.
‘I think it will be a great fight between me and Andy’
Chris Arreola said of the fight, “That’s the only fight [for me] that’s very enticing, not only to myself, also for the boxing fans. I think the boxing fans will love a boxing fight with two Mexican heavyweights that are going at it. [via SkySports]
He continued, “We’re both Californians, we’re both in the rankings, we’re both fan-friendly fighters and we’re both of Mexican heritage.We all know what Mexican fighters bring to the table. They bring non-stop excitement. We just come forward and we just love to fight. I think it will be a great fight between me and Andy.” [via SkySports]
Andy Ruiz Jr.’s trainer Jorge Capetillo, who worked with him recently, said of Ruiz, “He has hunger again. He has tasted what it means to be a world champion. I can see he wants more!” [via SkySports]
Arreola is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Adam Kownacki of Poland, where he and Kownacki set the record for the most punches in a heavyweight fight. He hasn’t stepped inside the ring since then (August 2019). The 39-year-old veteran has a record of 38 wins and 6 losses in 47 professional fights. He also notably fought against Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko, losing to both the greats.