Browsing: Andy Ruiz Jr

Ruiz had not fought since losing to Anthony Joshua in December of 2019. The Mexican-American returned after 17 months, and dropping 55 pounds, against unheralded American opponent Arreola, 40, and registered a hard-fought win. The judges’ scorecards read 117-110, 118-109 and 118-109.

“The Bronze Bomber” has not fought since losing his WBC heavyweight title to Tyson Fury last February, but has dominated headlines in recent weeks with a series of bizarre statements – notably in an ongoing row with former trainer Mark Breland and excuses for his defeat to “The Gypsy King”.

A shoulder injury denied Pulev the opportunity just 10 days out from their meeting in Cardiff in 2017, and he said he has spent the past three years plotting how to derail the heavyweight champion.

After winning back his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in his last fight against Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr, all the talks was about him facing either Tyson Fury on Deontay Wilder next.

The Germany-based Syrian hopes to finally defend the WBA belt he won in November 2017 against Ruiz Jr, who is yet to name an opponent after Anthony Joshua ended his world title reign with a points defeat in their December rematch.

The former world heavyweight champion, who turned 54 last month, says he is currently working out at 15.7st (220lbs), less than Anthony Joshua weighed when he defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in December last year.

Last year, Ruiz shared an invitation to enter qualifying for Mexico’s Olympic boxing team and admitted it would be a “great honour” to represent his country.