By: Hans Themistode
Chris Arreola admits that he was proud as he watched Andy Ruiz Jr. turn into the primary fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight world title. The aforementioned Ruiz Jr. took down the closely favored Anthony Joshua of their June showdown in 2019.
Following the win, the celebrity and notoriety went straight to the pinnacle of Ruiz Jr. The newly topped champ spent most of his time making the rounds on tv discuss exhibits and guzzling drinks versus working exhausting within the fitness center to protract his title reign. Ruiz Jr.’s lack of preparation led to a one-sided defeat within the rematch with Joshua six months later.
Since then, the Mexican star has labored intently with Eddy Reynoso, head coach of pound-for-pound star Canelo Alvarez. By all accounts, he plans on placing on a present when he takes on Arreola on Could 1st at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California. Though Arreola respects what Ruiz Jr. has been in a position to accomplish, when it’s all mentioned and executed, he desires the boxing world to know that the most effective Mexican heavyweight isn’t Ruiz Jr.
“He’s motivated to knock my block off however I’m motivated too,” mentioned Arreola throughout a latest digital press convention. “I wish to win. He could have been the primary Mexican heavyweight champion however the most effective Mexican is true right here.”
For Arreola, the long-time contender has sat on the sidelines since August of 2019. After an in depth however failed try to decelerate the hype practice of Adam Kownacki, Arreola contemplated retirement. Nevertheless, after giving himself extra time to suppose, Arreola believes he nonetheless has a lot left within the tank.
With forwards and backwards wars towards the likes of Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, and naturally, Kownacki – Arreola merely desires followers to tune into his FOX PBC pay-per-view occasion to see one other contest that’s positive to be crowd-pleasing.
“People who know me and have watched me combat, know I strive to not be in a boring combat in any respect. I come to depart all of it within the f*cking ring.”