On May 1st, Chris Arreola and Andy Ruiz Jr. will make their much-anticipated returns to the ring. Both of them will step inside the squared circle after almost two years away from the game. The pair are ecstatic to put their boxing run back on track and possibly fight for the heavyweight world title soon.
Ahead of this fight, Arreola interacted with FightHype, and shed some light on his upcoming fight with the ‘Destroyer’ and his headspace for the same.
“First of all, people that know me, that have watched me fight. I try not to be in a boring fight. I can’t do f**king leave it on the f**king ring, because this is what I do.”
“You know what, I’m the best Mexican right here, and it’s more of a battle of will, the battle of attrition,” said Arreola.
Arreola last fought in 2019 against Adam Kownacki, wherein he lost via a unanimous decision. Despite that, the ‘Nightmare’ took the setback on his chin and moved ahead. He will look to continue moving ahead and claim a win against a former heavyweight champion in Andy Ruiz Jr.
Arreola feels Ruiz Jr. will be highly motivated coming into this fight, but he’s assured his fans of giving his best shot on May 1.
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Both Ruiz Jr. and Arreola have hung in the heavyweight landscape for a long time. The ‘Nightmare’ is eager to get past the ‘Destroyer’ in this fight, thus opening himself to even bigger opponents in the future. But it won’t be so easy for him to defeat Ruiz Jr., who battered Anthony Joshua in 2019.
Although the Mexican-American lost to ‘AJ’ in the rematch, he didn’t let his spirits sink by any means. In fact, the 31-year-old changed his trainer and went through a serious transformation following ‘Clash on the Dunes’. That said, the ‘Destroyer’ will unquestionably present his best self in the ring and it’ll be interesting to see how Chris Arreola tackles him.
Furthermore, this fight is extremely crucial in shaping up the duo’s career from hereon.
Who will you be rooting for between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Chris Arreola?