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Ruiz vs Arreola: Round-by-round updates, results

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On Saturday night, two exciting, top heavyweights known for their durability and punching power will meet in Carson, CA.

Andy Ruiz (33 -2 -0, 22 KO) and Chris Arreola (38 -6 -1, 33 KO) – Who would have thought their paths would cross?

Arreola, easily one of the most colorful fighters over the last 12 years, is always intriguing and out of the ring and has faced a literal 'who's who' in the heavyweight division since 2008. He's had his ups and downs but, at 40, insists he's dedicated to boxing like never before. Is his newfound dedication too little, too date? Regardless, he has a difficult assignment ahead of him.

  • Ruiz vs Arreola
    Heavyweights, 12 rounds
    May 01, 2021
    Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA, USA
    Fox PPV
    Cost: $49.95 for U.S. viewers

At 31, Andy Ruiz appears to be his prime; And following his recent change in trainers and subsequent improvements in training and dietary habits, Ruiz has been looking very sharp in the gym.

Even as a somewhat undisciplined “fat” fighter, Ruiz was a threat to the elitist of heavyweights. How much more dangerous will this current leaner, quicker and seemingly more focused version of Ruiz be?

Keep in mind, leaner isn't always better. Will he have improved speed and power? Will he be as durable?

  • Andy Ruiz: Last six fights 4-2, 3 KO

    Lost UD 12 Anthony Joshua
    Dec 7, 2019
    Joshua vs Ruiz 2

    Won TKO 7 Anthony Joshua
    Jun 1, 2019

    Won TKO 5 Alexandr Dimitrenko
    Apr 2019

    Won UD 10 Kevin Johnson
    Jul 7, 2018

    Won TKO Devin Vargas
    Mar 10, 2018

    Lost MD 12 Joseph Parker
    Dec 10, 2017
    * Verdict was semi controversial as some believed Ruiz should have been awarded the decision or the fight should have been ruled a draw

Ruiz vs Arreola odds
To no surprise, Andy is the heavy favorite. Bettors believe Ruiz, at 31, is closer to his prime than Arreola at 40. Both fellas are durable, but Andy is also quicker and has an edge in punching power.

Oddsmakers don’t think Chris can win a boxing match or a slugfest, and they don't believe he has the speed or power to KO Ruiz. Don’t forget, Ruiz has never been stopped inside the distance and we've rarely seen him hurt. Ruiz has also been more active the last four years and has looked much better in the ring.

Ruiz Jr to win: 1/10
Arreola to win: 8/1
Draw: 27/1

Betting line update Apr 22:
“The love for Andy Ruiz is understandable", said OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman. "He’s a former world champion with just two losses, both by decision in world title fights, on his resume. Meanwhile, Chris Arreola is 2-2 in his last four fights."

The former heavyweight champion also 91.6% of bets placed on him from April 15-21, per OddsChecker.

  • Chris Arreola: Last six fights 2-2-1, 1 NC; 2 KO

    Lost UD 12 Adam Kownacki
    Aug 4, 2019

    Won TKO 3 Jean Pierre Augustin
    Mar 16, 2019

    Won RTD 6 Maurenzo Smith
    Dec 1, 2018

    Lost RT8 Deontay Wilder
    Jul 16, 2016

    NC Travis Kauffman
    Dec 12, 2015
    *Originally an SD win for Arreola, later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test

    Draw Fred Kassi
    Jul 8, 2015

What's the plan, Chris? Arreola is a tough guy with a lot of skills and experience but some say Ruiz represents a bad style match-up for him. What's Chris' plan? Will he go for the KO? Winning a decision doesn't seem likely unless he can produce a few knockdowns without tasting the canvas himself.

Yes, Arreola looked good in his most recent bout against Adam Kownacki in Aug 2019; However, he still lost a legit decision. If he couldn't outbox Kownacki, how will Chris be able to outbox Ruiz who is faster, slicker and stronger than his last opponent?

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