REVEALED: Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola Undercard

Published 03/25/2021, 1:29 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will return to the ring against Chris Arreola, and the pair now have a new date for their bout. In addition, the undercard for the high-anticipated return of the ‘Destroyer’ has also been revealed.

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The initial date for the Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola bout was April 24. However, they have now changed the date and moved it a week forward to May 1. The two fighters will still be the main event of the evening, but the event will have three undercard bouts.

Andy Ruiz Jr holds belts during the press conference at the Beacon Theater, New York. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

PBC on FOX shared the event poster on their social media accounts. The undercard consists of Omar Figueroa against Abel Ramos, Sebastian Fundora vs. Jorge Cota, and Jesus Ramos vs. Javier Molina. These fights should provide an exciting build-up to the main event on the night.

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Moreover, the poster also confirmed that the bout would be a pay-per-view event and revealed the location of the bout. The caption confirmed that the event would take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Although there is no update on how many fans will be in attendance, it is likely that there will be a significant number present at the arena.

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Will the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola event be a success?

This is the first bout where Ruiz Jr. is the clear ‘A-side’ and the chief attraction of the card. Many will question his ability to sell the fight, especially against a veteran like Arreola. So will this card live up to the expectation?

Although none of the fighters on the undercard are global superstars, the event promises to be very exciting for fans. All the boxers on the card are experienced campaigners with over 20 fights each. Therefore, every bout leading up to the main event will be a 50/50 fight.

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However, Ruiz Jr. goes into the bout as the firm favorite. Despite being out of the ring for 18 months, the former champion has changed his ways and looks to be in fantastic shape. As a result, experts suggest he will run through Arreola with ease.

What do you make of this undercard? Do you think the Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola event will succeed?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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