Andy Ruiz Y Chris Arreola are kept in talks to face in the first part of 2021, as revealed Mike coppinger of The Athletic.
“Obviously this fight never happened in late 2020,” he wrote. Coppinger, “But, according to sources, the fight between the former heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Y Chris Arreola it is still standing and it is agreed for the end of spring ”.
Obviously this fight never happened in late 2020, but per sources, the clash between former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and Chris Arreola is still on and now slated for the spring https://t.co/YM2zsEj84Q
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) February 12, 2021
Initially both parties were in negotiations to meet at the end of 2020, but for different reasons, the fight was not closed.
Ruiz He has not returned to the ring for more than a year, following his unanimous decision loss to Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in December 2019. The boxer of Mexican descent revealed that he did not prepare as he should and had a partying, after knocking out AJ months before.
For its part, Arreola has been inactive since August 2019, when it also fell by unanimous decision to Adam kownacki. He previously defeated in March 2019 Jean Pierre Augustin by knockout.
Ruíz renewed physically and mentally
In recent months, photos have been seen of Andy in better physical shape and preparing for a future fight under the tutelage of one of the best Mexican coaches, Eddy Reynoso.
Even according to his own former coach Jorge Capetillo, confessed that he has seen a new Andy after the fall with Joshua.
“He went crazy when he became the first Mexican world champion,” he confessed in an interview with Sky Sports. “You met the president! Andy it’s like a child, he got distracted. Now I can see that he is calmer with his family.
Since May 2020, Ruiz train with Reynoso, a factor that according to the Capetillo It has worked for Andy to feel refreshed as he seeks to return to heavyweight glory.
“I can see you want more. But you have to sacrifice (things), so be with Canelo, who has a daily concentration, is a great influence for Andy Ruiz, and his weight has dropped 25 pounds, he looks very thin “