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”.

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.