Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola LIVE RESULTS: Ruiz survives KNOCKDOWN as mass brawl erupts in crowd

ANDY RUIZ JR survived a knock down in the second round of his boxing comeback to defeat Chris Arreola in Los Angeles.

It was Ruiz Jr's first fight since his loss to Anthony Joshua in December 2019, and he outboxed his fellow Mexican-American to get himself back in the world title picture.

And while the fight was going on, a mass brawl broke out in the stands during the fourth round at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California.

Follow ALL of the latest updates from LA below…

  • sstreet

    'DID WHAT WE HAD TO'

    Andy Ruiz Jr was pleased to pick up the victory over Chris Arreola after coming in overweight to his defeat to Anthony Joshua in 2019.

    He said: "Chris is a veteran and a hard puncher.

    "We did what we had to do tonight. We got the victory that we wanted.

    "I was at my lowest point and now I have to climb the ladder again.

    "I'm thankful for the victory and I'm ready to move on to the next."

  • Thomas Blow

    ARREOLA RECORD UPDATE

    Following last night's defeat to Ruiz, Arreola has now won 38 of his 48 professional fights.

    The 40-year-old has lost seven times and drawn once.

    He did initially win his other two fights but was stripped of the victories after failing two separate drugs tests.

    Previous opponents include Deontay Wilder and Vitali Klitschko.

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  • Thomas Blow

    RUIZ DOWN

    Ex-world champ Ruiz went down in the second round but recovered to defeat Arreola.

    Here's the knock down…

  • Thomas Blow

    ANOTHER CLIP

    Here's another video of the crowd brawl during the Ruiz/Arreola bout.

    Keep an eye out for the shirtless man, who appears out of nowhere with his top off.

    Incredible scenes in California…

     

  • Thomas Blow

    OSCAR WORTHY

    Elsewhere in boxing, Oscar De La Hoya is planning a comeback.

    His opponent will be 'worldwide news' and 'one of the biggest fights' this year, Triller say.

    The boxing legend is set to return on July 3, which comes 12 years after Manny Pacquiao sent him into retirement.

    Social media app Triller, who have had Jake Paul and Mike Tyson headline on their platform, welcome De La Hoya back to the ring.

    And the brains behind the operation, film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, has teased the magnitude of the fight, believed to be against an MMA superstar.

    Kavanaugh told SunSport: "We are almost done, but if we get this person it will be worldwide news.

    "I'd argue it would be one of the biggest fights in the world this year."

  • Thomas Blow

    THE REAL FIGHT

    Ruiz v Arreola wasn't the main event in California after all.

    Right in the middle of the heavyweight bout, a HUGE brawl broke out in the audience.

    Despite the shameful scenes, ex-world champ Ruiz didn't lose his focus and went on to secure the win.

    Here's the video…

  • sstreet

    HOUSE OF CARDS

    There was uproar at some of the scorecards on both sides of the Atlantic following wins for Andy Ruiz Jr and Joseph Parker.

    Ruiz Jr was the victor over Chris Arreola via unanimous decision but fans were shocked by the 118-109 margin of victory on two judges' scorecards.

    Meanwhile New Zealand's Parker beat Derek Chisora via split decision and even HIS coach Andy Lee wasn't sure he'd won the bout.

    The razor thin margin of victory was reflected in two of the scorecards, with one judge scoring it 115-113 to Chisora and the other 115-113 to Parker.

    But a bizarre 116-111 scorecard ensured the former world champ emerged victorious.

  • Joshua Mbu

    WAR

    Andy Ruiz Jr and Chris Arreola capped off a fantastic night of boxing.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ORTIZ NEXT

    The Athletic's Mike Coppinger caught up with Luis Ortiz, who dropped at hint at a possible fight with Andy Ruiz Jr!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GRANDSTAND FINISH

    Ruiz Jr and Arreola slugged it out until the finish!

  • Joshua Mbu

    FANTASTIC FOUR

    Andy Ruiz Jr may have put himself back in the title picture…..

    Would be nice to see him face Deontay Wilder, and then the winner faces the winner of AJ vs Fury!

  • Joshua Mbu

    RESULTS

    Here's a recap of all of the results:

    • Eduardo Ramirez def. Isaac Avelar (3rd round)
    • Erislandy Lara def. Cornflake LaManna (1st round)
    • Jesus Ramos def. Javier Molina (decision)
    • Sebastian Fundora def. Jorge Cota (4th round)
    • Abel Ramos def. Omar Figueroa (6th round)
    • Andy Ruiz Jr def. Chris Arreola (decision)

    RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ANDY RUIZ JR WINS

    The judges score the fight: 117-110, 118,109, 118,109 in favour of Andy Ruiz Jr!

    The former world champ wins in his comeback fight 18 months on from his defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua!

    Arreola will be extremely disappointed with the scorecards, he put in a better performance than what the judges scored.

    118-109…… REALLY?

    What's next for Ruiz?

    RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND TWELVE

    IT'S GOING 'TILL THE VERY END!

    Ruiz Jr and Arreola are throwing everything at it, trading blows in the middle of the ring.

    Arreola steps forward but gets tagged with the left hook.

    A straight jab backs Arreola up against the ropes, setting up sweet right hand.

    We're into the final minute and Ruiz lands a left hook followed by a chopping right hand.

    And it's all over! Excellent fight between these two! It's going to the judges scorecards!

    Arreola scored a knockdown, but Ruiz Jr fought back strong from the 3rd/4th round onwards.

    Not sure which way this is going to go!

    RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND ELEVEN

    Just two rounds to go!

    Ruiz Jr catches Arreola with an overhand right before connecting with an uppercut!

    Ruiz is going on the attack.

    Arreola finds his second wind and lands some straight jabs, but he runs out of time.

    It's heading into the 12th and final round!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND TEN

      "Like that, like that," says Ruiz Jr's coach before sending his fighter back out for round ten.

      There's some swelling under Ruiz's left eye, but it looks like he'll be able to continue!

      Ruiz Jr lands a double left hook on the jaw of Arreola inside the opening 40 seconds of round ten.

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND NINE

      Ruiz Jr lands the first punch of round nine landing a straight jab.

      And the 31-year-old follows it up with a strong left hook, knocking Arreola back slightly!

      Ruiz is starting to show his youth, and Arreola is starting to tire – both have the power to end the fight in one punch.

      But who will come out on top?

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND EIGHT

      Ruiz Jr takes a strong right hook by Arreola well.

      Arreola appears to have hurt his shoulder in the process of throwing a punch , Ruiz has taken notice.

      The 40-year-old will be hoping his adrenaline carries him through the pain!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND SEVEN

      We're into the second half of the fight and what an entertaining match-up!

      Ruiz Jr's comeback almost came to an end in round two, but he's since regained composure and fought his way back into the fight.

      Arreola is sticking with the jab, whereas Ruiz Jr is favouring the left hand.

      Ruiz's hand speed has Arreola slightly flustered as he lands a slick combination!

      The 40-year-old responds with an uppercut.

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND SIX

      There's a fight going on inside the ring, but there was a scuffle in the stands just before the main event started.

      Fighting's in the air….. I guess!

      Anyways, back to the boxing – round six! Here we go!

      Ruiz Jr lands a fantastic jab, and Arreola stumbles back to regain his composure.

      Arreola comes back with his own big right hand followed by a Ruiz left hook! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

      This is heavyweight boxing!

      Here's The Athletic's Mike Coppinger's perspective of the scenes in the stands!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND FIVE

      "I need you to bring that right hand back," says Ruiz Jr's coach before the start of round five!

      Arreola lands a nice combination at the start of the round but it doesn't faze Ruiz Jr.

      Andy tries to respond but he leaves himself open and Arreola catches him again.

      BIG LEFT HOOK RIGHT ON THE BELL BY RUIZ BUT WE'RE HEADING INTO ROUND SIX!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND FOUR

      Andy Ruiz slips back into the brawling mentality right from the bell and lands a good shot.

      And the crowd respond with a raw!

      The former heavyweight champ seems to have regained his composure, as he lands a good uppercut.

      Great round for Ruiz, the fight has slowed down and he's starting to pick his shots.

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND THREE

      ARREOLA ROCKS RUIZ JR AGAIN AT THE START OF ROUND THREE!

      How has Ruiz not hit the mat? He's getting absolutely battered by Arreola…… unbelievable!

      Ruiz Jr gets into a brawling mentality and the pair trade blows in the middle of the ring.

      Here we go again! Ruiz steps in and lands a left hook followed by a big right hand!

      But the bell saves Arreola! The 40-year-old shakes his head as he heads back to the corner as if to say: " Nooooooooooo, I'm not going down that easy!"

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND TWO

      Ruiz Jr starts the second round sharp and it's up to Arreola to respond.

      BOOOOOOOOOOM! THERE'S YOUR RESPONSE! ARREOLA CATCHES RUIZ JR WITH A HUGEEEEEEEEE RIGHT HAND!

      Welcome to the nightmare, Ruiz Jr!

      It's a beautifully timed shot right to the ear – but Ruiz Jr beats the count though!

      Ruiz has been in a similar situation before – AJ at Madison Square Garden – so he'll look to comeback!

      ARREOLA CATCHES RUIZ JR AGAIN! But Ruiz is saved by the bell!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RUIZ JR VS ARREOLA – ROUND ONE

      The main event is underway!

      Arreola lands a good shot to Ruiz Jr's body, but former world champ hits back with an overhand right.

      "Andy, Andy, Andy," says the crowd!

      Ruiz Jr is in the best shape of his life, he looks INCREDIBLE!

      Arreola is allowing Ruiz Jr a lot of space, and the latter is showcasing his lighting-quick hands.

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