Chrismckradio 10:55 am
Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz defeated Chris Arreola by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Ruiz won on all scorecards 118-109, 118-109, and 117-110. Chrismckradio had it 118-109 for Ruiz.
Ruiz, 31, this was the first win in 2-years when he defeated Anthony Joshua to become the first Mexican heavyweight boxing champion. He lost the titles to Joshua in a rematch. Ruiz had gained 310 pounds when he lost to Joshua. Ruiz was 27 pounds lighter when he fought Arreola on Saturday night.
Ruiz was happy with the decision.
" Chris had it all. He's a veteran and a hard puncher. We did what we had to do and we won the victory. Remember, I was at the lowest and I had to come back. We did what we had to do. Thank God we got this victory and on to the next."
According to CompuBox stats, Ruiz landed 5 5jabs to Arreola's 34. Ruiz jab power landed 106 to Arreola's 75, and Ruiz punches landed 161 to Arreola's 109.
With the win Ruiz improves to (34-2, 22 KO's).
With the loss Arreola falls to (38-6-1, 33 KO's).