Former unified heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz Jr “The Destroyer” will battle all-action heavyweight Chris Arreola “The Nightmare” in the main event of an all-Mexican boxing extravaganza on Saturday, May 1 (Sunday, May 2 in Los Angeles). The contest headlines a PBC boxing fight card survive FOX Sports PPV from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Name: PBC on Fox
Title: Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola
Date: May 01, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM PST Check Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Chris Arreola Local Time and Date
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, United States
Organization: Premier Boxing Champions
PBC also announced a 12-round middleweight bout between former world junior middleweight titleholder Erislandy Lara and Thomas Lamanna. That fight, along with a 12-round featherweight bout between Eduardo Ramirez and Isaac Avelar, will headline a FOX PBC Fight Night telecast (7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT).
The Ruiz and Arreola fight will take place four days before the ‘Cinco De Mayo’ holiday and will feature two Mexican-American fighters who have gained popularity amongst fight fans for their aggressive and all-action styles.
Ruiz (33-2, 22 knockouts), who resides in Imperial, California, has not fought since losing by unanimous decision to Anthony Joshua in December 2019. The loss came over six months after Ruiz overcame a knockdown to pull off the shocking upset win over Joshua to win the unified heavyweight title.
The pay-per-view begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with an undercard stacked from top to bottom with fan-friendly, action-packed matchups, as the co-feature will see former world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Jr. clash with Abel Ramos in a 12-round welterweight bout. Sensational super welterweight contender Sebastián “The Towering Inferno’’ Fundora takes on hard-hitting Jorge “El Demonio’’ Cota in a 12-round battle and rising welterweight star Jesús Ramos, Jr., the nephew of Abel Ramos, duels U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina for 10-rounds of welterweight action.
Andy Ruiz vs chris Arreola PPV price?
The pay-per-view will be priced at $49.95, which is really as low a price as you’re going to get for something that isn’t independently-produced, so that might help some fans take the leap.
The FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View is priced at $49.95.
This pay-per-view card is one of the best all-action lineups that I can remember and is loaded with fighters who know nothing but delivering toe-to-toe combat. Headlining the card is the only heavyweight champion of Mexican descent, Andy Ruiz, Jr., taking on Chris Arreola, the first serious Mexican-American heavyweight contender,’’ said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. Andy Ruiz Jr. shocked the sports world when he destroyed Anthony Joshua to win heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden. No upset in recent years has been nearly as big a story as Ruiz stunning Joshua and no boxer of Mexican descent weighing more than 175 pounds had ever won a championship before him. Ruiz has re-dedicated himself and is focused on regaining the heavyweight crown and Arreola is determined to make one more run at the title.
When is Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola?
- Ruiz Jr’s return to the ring against Arreola will be on Saturday, May 1.
- The fight will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
- There will be a limited number of fans in attendance because of coronavirus restrictions.
- Check any upcoming fight in SunSport’s boxing schedule and events guide.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- The UK broadcaster for Ruiz Jr vs Arreola has yet to be confirmed.
- But in the U.S., the fight will be shown live on Fox Sports pay-per-view for the price of $49.95.
- Coverage of the action in the UK will likely get underway from 3am, with the main event to get going at around 5am.
Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola Full Fight Card
- Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola
- Erislandy Lara vs Thomas Lamanna
- Eduardo Ramirez vs Isaac Avelar
- Sebastian Fundora vs Jorge Cota
- Omar Figueroa Jr vs Abel Ramos
- Jesus Alejandro Ramos vs Javier Molina
- Adrian Granados vs Jose Luis Sanchez
Ruiz Jr v Arreola: What have they said?
I can’t wait to get back in the ring on May 1, said Ruiz.
Training with coach Eddy in his gym has been amazing. I’m around great fighters like Canelo Alvarez and we’re putting in the work so that I can look better than ever.
I have known Chris Arreola since I turned professional. He’s a Mexican warrior just like me, and I expect him to come at me with everything he’s got.
Arreola added: We’re doing everything that we can so that when Ruiz and I face each other, fight fans will get treated to an all-out war between the two best Mexican-American heavyweights to ever step in the ring.
This matchup should be a fan friendly fight, and I plan on winning behind all of my hard work.