‘No F**king Way’ Andy Ruiz Jr. Beats Tyson Fury, Says Chris Arreola

Published 01/11/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury receives attention in his corner REUTERS/Steve Marcus


2022 will be a year of some exuberant heavyweight encounters. Almost all the top-notch heavyweights will enter the boxing ring to roll out some stellar performances. In that list, the WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury ranks at the top, as he’s expected to fight by March or April.

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Until now, there’s no clarity on his opponent, but Andy Ruiz Jr. is slowly coming out to be his next potential adversary. That said, Fury vs Ruiz Jr.’s potential bout has already become a talk of the town. And many biggies of the sport are opening up about this massive encounter.

Recently, Chris Arreola, Ruiz Jr.’s last opponent, spoke to ES News. Here, he discarded the Mexican-American’s chances against ‘The Gypsy King’.

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“Nope, no f**king way. No, like this, it’s easy. It’s a lot easy to punch down than it is to punch up. And you get a lot more leverage punching down than you punching up.” he asserted.

In 2019 Summer, Andy Ruiz Jr. shook the universe by giving Anthony Joshua his first ‘L’. This went down as one of the biggest upsets of the sport, for obvious reasons. ‘Destroyer’ was up to the mark against Joshua in physical terms, but he made life difficult for ‘AJ’ inside the ring.

Also, he had the benefit of his short frame, as Joshua failed to connect his power punches. Regardless of that, the Briton came out strongly in the rematch, thus settling his scores with ‘Destroyer’.

Will Andy Ruiz Jr. really give problems to Tyson Fury?

Tyson Fury is known for making spontaneous adjustments in a fight. That said, going toe to toe against an elite like him will be a task for Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

‘The Gypsy King’ remains comfortable in finishing his fights quickly, as well as taking it to the distance. Also, he keeps a stringent punching accuracy to press his opponents.

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That said, decoding Ruiz Jr.’s style won’t be a rugged challenge for him. Moreover, he knows how to counter short fighters with uppercuts and cross hooks.

Do you agree with Arreola’s above comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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