“He Is Gonna Keep Coming”- Chris Arreola Reveals Why Andy Ruiz Jr. Is One of His Favorites, Picks Top Four Heavyweights

Published 04/21/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr. with a cut above his left eye during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Ahead of their upcoming heavyweight clash on May 1, Chris Arreola has nothing but respect for his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr. The duo have been former training partners and are well aware of each other’s prowess.

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Coming into their nearing clash, Ruiz Jr. is now under Eddy Reynoso’s camp and has the experience of winning a world championship in his career. Hence, former title contender Chris Arreola is clearly the underdog. While he will have his valid chances inside the ring, ‘The Nightmare’ connected with PBC on Fox and revealed some interesting abilities of Ruiz’s game that will keep him on his toes.

The 40-year-old has named the top four heavyweights of the roster and has put Ruiz Jr. into his rankings. Arreola hailed Tyson Fury as the best and billed Anthony Joshua as the second-best heavyweight of the time. He further picked Deontay Wilder in the third and Andy Ruiz Jr. in the fourth. While speaking about ‘The Destroyer’, Arreola revealed the most alluring aspects.

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“His hand speed, and the fact that he has the order to keep going, and he doesn’t care if he gets dropped. He doesn’t care if he gets hit, he is gonna keep coming,” said Chris Arreola.

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Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr. seems ready to go in and defeat Chris Arreola in the coming days. The winner of the fight will be entitled to take a step closer to the championship bout. Thus, both pugilists will seemingly give it their all as they seek to rise to the top.

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola- Preview

Both men had their last professional fights in 2019 and were on the losing side. While Andy Ruiz Jr lost his heavyweight straps to Anthony Joshua, Chris Arreola lost a 12-rounds battle via unanimous decision against Adam Kownacki.

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They will now relinquish over a year’s inactivity and lock horns to dive into the ongoing heavyweight ride. The division is currently blooming with several top-dogs and elite newcomers like Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce. Hence, this fight will be the one to let the veterans rise into the mix.

Who do you think will win? Andy Ruiz Jr. or Chris Arreola ?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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