Andy Ruiz Jr returns to profitable methods in his first struggle for the reason that rematch with Anthony Joshua; he has shed vital weight and linked up with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s coach however was pressured to climb off the canvas to beat Chris Arreola.
Andy Ruiz Jr was floored however overcame the early struggles to out-box Chris Arreola in his return to the ring on Saturday evening in California.
He received a unanimous choice in his first struggle since conceding the world heavyweight championships again to Anthony Joshua of their rematch in December 2019, a battle he misplaced after gaining weight and blaming “partying”.
Ruiz Jr going through catastrophe towards Arreola when, within the second spherical, he was pressured onto a knee after taking an overhand proper.
He survived however the third spherical turned a dramatic shoot-out with each males touchdown energy punches.
Ultimately, Ruiz Jr adjusted and settled into the struggle as a counter-puncher, dominating the ultimate stretch.
The judges scored it 117-110, 118-109, 118-109.
He had additionally shed appreciable weight since his fights with Joshua.
“Chris is a veteran and a tough puncher,” stated Ruiz Jr. “We did what we needed to do tonight. We obtained the victory that we wished. I used to be at my lowest level and now I’ve to climb the ladder once more. I’m grateful for the victory and I’m prepared to maneuver on to the following.
“He obtained me with a superb clear proper hand within the second spherical. I used to be too overconfident and dropped my hand a bit. Hats off to him.
“We simply saved pushing and pushing. I switched up and began specializing in counter-punching and dealing the physique.
“I felt a bit rust and I do know different fighters can relate to that,” stated Ruiz. “If he needs to run it again, we’ll run it again with him.”