Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) is considerably lighter than he was for both of his fights with Anthony Joshua two years ago.
Ruiz, who stopped Joshua on short notice in a memorable upset before losing the rematch, weighed in at 256 lbs for Saturday’s FOX PPV main event vs. Chris Arreola. For comparison, Ruiz was a whopping 283 lbs for the second Joshua fight and 268 lbs for the first one. He has made a well-documented commitment to improve his physical condition after that second Joshua fight and you can see the results.
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His opponent, Chris Arreola (38-6-1-2 NCs, 33 KOs), came in at a career low 228.5 lbs which is also notable given his own reputation for being on the pudgy side.
This fight figures to be entertaining given their respective work-rates. As a pay-per-view main event? An absolute joke even at the reduced rate of $50.
Ruiz vs. Arreola will air live on FOX PPV at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, May 1st from Carson, California.
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