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Andy Ruiz vs. Chris Arreola: Win $1,000 for free on PBC PPV

May 1

By Kevin Cooney
Special to FOX Sports

Are you ready to rumble?

It has been a long road back for Andy Ruiz Jr., who takes on Chris Arreola on FOX PBC pay-per-view Saturday after losing his heavyweight unified world title belt to Anthony Joshua in December 2019.

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been the only reason for that. A change in training staff and loss of weight have been highlights for the heavyweight champion.

Now it is time for him to return to the ring, this time against the 40-year-old Chris Arreola during the main event Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The 12-round fight between two premier fighters will highlight the FOX PBC Pay Per View card, and another great fight on the undercard is a welterweight slugfest between Omar "Panterita" Figueroa Jr. and Abel Ramos.

No matter who comes out on top, you can win $1,000 by playing FOX Super 6 – absolutely for free. To play, all you have to do is download the Fox Super 6 app on your phone or tablet device.

From there, click into the app, find the contest for Saturday night's boxing pay per view, answer six questions about the card, and you could be on your way to the cool cash prize — for free.

Here are the six questions you will have to answer:

What will be the outcome of the Omar Figueroa vs. Abel Ramos fight?
The options: Figueroa KO/TKO, Figueroa Decision, Draw/Any Other Outcome, Ramos KO, Ramos TKO and Ramos Decision.

Figueroa is making his return after losing a unanimous decision to Yordenis Ugas in July 2019 to snap his undefeated record. Still, 19 of Figueroa’s 28 wins have ended by knockout, and he has a 4-inch reach advantage over Ramos, who has a 26-4-2 record with 20 knockouts. He lost his last fight to Ugas on Sept. 6, 2020, in a split decision.

How many rounds will the Figueroa/Ramos fight go?
The options: 1-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10, 11 or 12

The average Ramos fight has gone 4.7 rounds, and the average Figueroa fight has gone 4.9 rounds. That's something to keep in mind.

In which round of the Andy Ruiz Jr./Chris Arreola fight will the first knockdown occur?
The options: first/second/none, third or fourth, fifth or sixth, seventh or eighth, ninth or 10th, or 11th or 12th

The consensus among fight experts is that Ruiz’s motivation teamed with Arreola’s age could lead to a short fight. However, the long layoff could lead to some ring rust on Ruiz that could allow Arreola to snap a big punch.

How many rounds will the Ruiz Jr. vs. Arreola fight go?
The options: 1-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10, 11 or 12

Ruiz has been known to have his fights go a little longer than you would expect. Five of his past six fights have gone past the midway point in rounds. Arreola’s toughness makes it so that a quick knockout shouldn’t be expected.

Which boxer will have more punches landed by the end of the fight?
The options: Ruiz Jr., Arreola or tie

Arreola holds the record for most punches thrown by a heavyweight since CompuBox began tracking that stat, throwing 1,125 in his loss to Adam Kownacki in August 2019. It is possible that Arreola could win in this category. The question is whether the quality of punches will be enough for him to make a dent.

What will be the outcome of the Ruiz Jr. (-5000) vs. Arreola (+1200) fight?
The options: Ruiz Jr. wins by KO, Ruiz Jr. wins by TKO, Ruiz Jr. wins by decision, draw/any other outcome, Arreola wins by KO/TKO or Arreola wins by decision

As the numbers would indicate, FOX Bet seems to favor Ruiz by an overwhelming margin. It is such a logical pick because of the age difference and the pedigree of the fighter.

However, it is fair to wonder if the change in his corner, the long layoff and the anticipation make this less certain of an outcome then folks in the desert would think. Still, the signs are favorable.

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