Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola Fight Online TV Guide, Start time, Where and How can I Watch
PBC on FOX PPV comes to you from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California with a battle between former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) and former title challenger Chris Arreola (38-6-1-2 NCs, 33 KOs). Ruiz shed almost 30 lbs from his rematch loss vs. Anthony Joshua and has renowned trainer Eddy Reynoso in his corner, whereas the 40-year-old Arreola came in at a career-low 228.5 lbs.
Is this fight PPV main event worthy? Absolutely not. Will it be fun? Most likely! Along with the rest of the undercard, of which the junior middleweight bout between 6’6” Sebastian Fundora and Jorge Cota ought to be one with the most intrigue.
You can watch the non-televised undercard live stream at the top of the page starting at 4:45 PM ET/1:45 PM PT. The undercard of sorts airs on FOX at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. The PPV broadcast begins at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT and you can even watch that here through Fite.tv at a cost of $50.
PPV Fight Card (9 PM ET)
Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2, 22 KO) vs Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KO), heavyweights, 12 rounds
Omar Figueroa Jr (28-1-1, 19 KO) vs Abel Ramos (26-4-2, 20 KO), welterweights, 12 rounds
Sebastian Fundora (16-0-1, 11 KO) vs Jorge Cota (30-4, 27 KO), junior middleweights, 12 rounds
Jesus Ramos (15-0, 14 KO) vs Javier Molina (22-3, 9 KO), junior middleweights, 10 rounds
FOX Fight Card (7 PM ET)
Erislandy Lara (27-3-3, 15 KO) vs Thomas Lamanna (30-4-1, 12 KO), middleweights, 12 rounds
Eduardo Ramirez (24-2-3, 11 KO) vs Isaac Avelar (17-2, 10 KO), featherweights, 12 rounds
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ANDY RUIZ JR. VS. CHRIS ARREOLA FIGHT DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday May 1
Time: 9 p.m. ET
The main PPV card is set to commence at 9 p.m. ET. Main event ring walks are anticipated for around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard runs.
Andy Ruiz Jr. has not fought since showing up for his first defense of the unified world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia, overweight and unmotivated before losing the belts straight back to Anthony Joshua.
This weekend, he ends the long absence from the ring against Chris Arreola amid reports that he has shed a lot of his excess weight and is more focused than ever before under new trainer Eddy Reynoso, who also coaches global pound-for-pound superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
As a result, Arreola’s trainer Joe Goossen expects a fantastic fight on Saturday.
“I think if there’s one thing that’s really obvious and apparent here, both of these guys stepped it up,” Goossen said during a press conference on Wednesday. “They stepped up their game. They’re probably both in the best shape they’ve ever been. They’re gonna give the fans – see, if they were exciting fighters before reaching the pinnacle of what they’re doing right now, in terms of conditioning, imagine what it’s gonna be Saturday night. I just think it’s gonna be really a fight for the ages, one that you’re not gonna forget.
“They both wanna win. That’s number one. They both wanna win. And they both worked really hard at it. And they’re both big, strong, hard-hitting heavyweights. I mean, those are ingredients for a great fight and a great night. And that’s what I think we’re gonna see Saturday night.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola.
Arreola has always taken a good punch, but his willingness to brawl won’t help him at this stage of his career against someone as accurate and quick as Ruiz.
While an all-out war is certainly the expectation, there’s plenty of reason to believe it will be a one-sided affair and may not last that long given Arreola’s mileage. Even though Arreola showed good resolve in pushing then-unbeaten Adam Kownacki to the limit in their 12-round slugfest last time out, Kownacki is much slower than Ruiz and went on to lose via upset knockout in his next fight.
This is Ruiz’s time to shine and he is being given every opportunity by PBC to do just that with hopes of much bigger fights to come.