By Dan Ambrose: Andy Ruis is small says he is ready to return to the ring after his victory over the two-time former heavyweight champion Chris “Nightmare” Arreola May 1.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) on Tuesday asked boxing fans on social media to choose his next opponent for himself.
In the second round, it wouldn’t be a good idea to pick the best after Ruiz faced a 40-year-old Arreola collapse.
The real question is, has Ruiz’s fist resistance been partially reduced due to his weight loss? He is half of the former fighter after losing weight with the help of his new coach Eddie Reynoso.
If he wants to get the trilogy with Anthony Joshua as soon as possible, it’s up to Ruiz. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, won’t give Ruiz the time of day if he fights another obsolete fighter on an equal footing with Arreola.
To get serious attention to Ruiz requires a victory in the heavyweight division, which is in the top five of the division.
Dangerous options for Ruiz’s next battle
Ruiz fans may ask him if he will face Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte, Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz or Philip Hrgovic.
Other possible options for Ruiz:
- Frank Sanches
- Tony Yoka
- Alexander Povetkin
- Robert Helenius
- Otto Wallin
- Efe Ajagba
- Michael Hunter
- Martin Bakole
- Charles Martin
If he showed the game against Arreola, it would be a very tough fight for Ruiz. Unfortunately, Ruiz’s hand masters can collide with another defeated guy with a 90% chance of defeating him and take him in a safe direction.
As a result, we see Ruiz fighting someone like Hunter, Helenius, Bakole or Martin for the next fight. You can forget about Whyte, Wallin, Frank Sanches or Yoka because they are so dangerous.
I’m ready to go back to the ring, who do you want to see my next fight with?
– AndyRuizjr (@ Andy_destroyer1) June 8, 2021
Ruiz was aiming for a trilogy fight against IBF / WBA / WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. If Ruiz receives a little good help from someone who is currently weak from the weight loss program, he may lose.
Ruiz may need another setting
With Ruiz losing 313 pounds to 256 pounds for the Arreola fight, you can blame him for being less than his stellar figure.
So it would be wise for Ruiz to fight once again to get used to competing with his new physical condition.
Everyone who has lost a lot of weight knows how this person feels weakened. For Arreola, Ruiz lost almost 60kg of weight, and that’s a huge amount of weight loss in a short amount of time.
Ruiz was determined by an older fighter, and if it ha’t been for Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KOs) gas, he probably would have won. Now Ruiz came out on top with 118-109, 118-109, 117-110.