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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola Odds and Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Apr 28, 2021 · 10:59 AM PDT

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola odds - May 1st
Can Chris Arreola upset Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night in California?
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Andy Ruiz Jr. and Chris Arreola collide in this main event set for Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Ruiz Jr. vs Arreola broadcasts on FOX Sports pay-per-view.

This all-Mexican heavyweight clash takes place a few days before Cinco De Mayo, and fistic fireworks are to be expected.

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola Odds

Fighter Odds at DraftKings
Andy Ruiz Jr. -2500
Chris Arreola +800

Odds as of Apr. 28

There is not a tremendous amount of parity in this fight, as reflected in the odds above. Many pundits, as well as fighters/ fans alike in boxing, have been critical of Ruiz Jr not exactly taking the stiffest test here.

Some analysts have even expressed concern about this matchmaking arrangement.

The Andy Ruiz Comeback Trail

This is a highly significant bout for Andy Ruiz Jr in as far as it’s his first bout since losing his world heavyweight championships.

The Destroyer shocked the world by stopping Anthony Joshua in June 2019. But lost the WBO, IBO, WBA, and IBF gold back to AJ a few months later in December 2019.

Ruiz Jr was criticized for coming into that Joshua rematch noticeably flabby and out of shape. But he has made some necessary changes with this last camp.

Andy Ruiz Jr pivoted his preparations by now training with the well-regarded Eddy Reynoso. A trainer who shapes the skills of warriors like Canelo Alvarez.

After suffering his second pro loss, his first being to Joseph Parker, Ruiz Jr looks to return to the win column in highlight-reel fashion.

Chris Arreola’s Last Chance to Make a Run?

Chris Arreola is a veteran of close to fifty pro bouts and has seen a lot during his time on the sweet science landscape.

The multiple-time world heavyweight title challenger has vied for the coveted WBC crown several times. This came against Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, and Vitali Klitschko, with Arreola going 0-3 through those title bids.

Arreola’s last in-ring victory came against Jeanpierre Augustin via third-round TKO in March 2019.

Despite falling short in his previous bout against Adam Kownacki in August 2019, Arreola made history in the bout. Chris Arreola threw over one thousand punches which is a heavyweight record since Compubox’s inception well over thirty years back.

Chris Arreola is someone who has taken his lumps and defeats. But the 40-year-old pugilist never loses that warrior resolve even when he’s in the thick of the fire.

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Chris Arreola Tale of the Tape

Ruiz Jr.
33-2 Record 38-6-1
22 Knockouts 33
6’2 Height 6’3
74″ Reach 76″
Anthony Joshua, Alexander Dimitrenko, Kevin Johnson Significant Wins Jameel McCline, Eric Molina, Seth Mitchell
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Going with a prop bet on this prizefight not going the distance (-500) is an advisable move, in my estimation.

I also think prop bets on Andy Ruiz Jr winning via KO or TKO (-400) and Andy Ruiz Jr winning between rounds 7-9 (+325) present good value too.

In summation, the former defeats the latter when Ruiz Jr. vs Arreola transpires.

Pick: Andy Ruiz Jr. (-2500)

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