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Who won Ruiz Jr vs Arreola?
Andy Ruiz Jr beat Chris Arreola by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 118-109, 118-109, 117-110 in favor of winner Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Omar Figueroa Jr was defeated by Abel Ramos, Sebastian Fundora beat Jorge Cota and Jesus Alejandro Ramos defeated Javier Molina.
Ruiz Jr vs Arreola stats
Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Arreola made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 33 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Arreola had advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 87% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 67%.
Andy Ruiz Jr was the younger man by 8 years, at 32 years old.
Arreola had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Chris Arreola fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 6 months later than Arreola, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 59 less professional rounds, 175 to Arreola's 234.
Andy Ruiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 5 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Chris Arreola was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 201lb division.
Ruiz Jr vs Arreola form
Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had defeated Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
He had won against Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz Jr vs Arreola start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Arreola?
Andy Ruiz Jr was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Chris Arreola made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.