Andy Ruiz Jr came back after a long break and a long run of getting into proper shape with a solid decision win over Chris Arreola, and the only real controversy seems to be over whether or not Arreola might have won three or four rounds instead of one or two.
Ruiz (34-2, 22 KO) won on scores of 117-110, 118-109, and 118-109, coming off the canvas in the second round. Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KO) was pretty vocal about his feelings toward the judging, and wanted a rematch, but there seems to be no actual demand for a rematch; the only thing that should make that happen is if this fight did a stunningly strong pay-per-view buy rate, which seems unlikely.
On that note, doesn’t look like many fighters spent their $50 on this one, or found an illegal stream to watch or whatever (and one of these guys was ringside on commentary), but hey, there were a FEW reactions! And these posts are popular, so here you are:
A prepared Andy Ruiz was supposed to be the difference tonight, but a motivated Arreola was even more impressive. Win or lose, HUGE PROPS to Arreola! #RuizArreola— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) May 2, 2021
Arreola a fool!!! Hahaha I agree with his then scorecards were wack— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) May 2, 2021
Andy Ruiz isn’t beating Wilder, defense needs to get a lot better for me to think otherwise.— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) May 2, 2021
As for the rematch idea, worth noting I suppose that PBC are also floating this out there (or at least the FOX PBC account is), though floated ideas mean little by themselves: