VIDEO: Brawl Breaks Out in the Stands During Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola

Published 05/02/2021, 12:07 AM EDT


The Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola event has seen several interesting fights take place on the undercard. However, it turned a bit bizarre to see a fight happen in the live audience. While the Dignity Health Sports Park was busy hosting the event amongst the crowd, a physical altercation broke out in the stands.

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Reporter, Mike Coppinger, took to Twitter and posted a video of the bizarre free fight in the audience. Although the exact reason for the skirmish wasn’t disclosed, it showed several people dive into the fight. In the caption, Coppinger wrote, “And boxing is back in SoCal! They are slugging it out in the stands!!”

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Initially, two people were spotted trading blows. Meanwhile, several more people seemed to join in, including a lady who apparently threw a kick in between. The situation could have been even worse, but fortunately, the security intervened and separated them all.

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Well, that’s not all. A few moments later, another fight erupted in the stands and Coppinger obligingly shared it with the world.

 

It was an awkward incident that disrupted the sensational event. But it gave fans some impromptu and illegal bare-knuckle brawls, all for free.

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Before we could see Chris Arreola and Andy Ruiz Jr. lock horns, the fight card had already seen several intense moments. Abel Ramos had stopped his opponent Omar Figueroa Jr. with brutal shots, which left him puking blood in the corner. Meanwhile, the public brawl garnered more attention and had the world talking about it.

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The Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola event had an interesting fight card that lived up to the hype in a massive way. Boxing fans would have felt that they got their money’s worth.

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The outcomes of the event would have also cleared the way to help promoters craft several blockbuster matchups ahead. What did you make of tonight’s PBC event?

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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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