Andy Ruiz Dandy, Cornflake vs. Cuban: First Weekend Could 2021 Preview Massive Bouts

By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent

Carson, CA (April 3oth, 2021)– Quite a few outstanding boxing matchups will happen, spectators, or not, going into the primary weekend of Could 2021. Whereas predictions are needed, the outcomes of a number of the matchups are a Fait accompli, when it comes to the place the “B” facet opponent careers are going to wind up.

On Saturday Could 1, 2021, at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California, former World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will try a comeback after 17 months of inactivity following his rematch loss to Anthony Joshua. Ruiz, 33-2 with 22 knockouts, Imperial, California, is favored to win by determination over outdated warhorse Chris Arreola, 38-6-1 with 33 knockouts, Escondido, California. Arreola and Adam Kownacki set punches thrown information in his final outing, so count on Ruiz to win by 12 spherical determination in a prolonged warfare. Ruiz may get knocked down if he’s careless. Arreola has energy, however his ego could be cracked is Ruiz drops him a number of occasions.

On the identical card, former World Tremendous Welterweight champion Erislandy Lara, 27-3-3 with 15 knockouts, Houston Texas, by manner Guantanamo, Cuba, will struggle for the vacant World Boxing Affiliation World Middleweight title towards Thomas ‘Cornflake’ LaManna, 30-4-1 with 12 knockouts, Millville, New Jersey. LaManna holds the vacant WBA Fedecentro Middleweight title. If LaManna wars previous the fifth spherical, that in itself could be an achievement towards Lara. Nonetheless, Lara is 38 years outdated, and his age may give LaManna a possibility relying on which model of LaManna and which model of Lara exhibits up., Lara favored by stoppage inside eight or 9 rounds. If LaManna goes the space, it could be an enormous shock. LaManna all the time had potential, nonetheless he appears a bit too heavy to be combating above welterweight or tremendous welterweight.


Different Weekend Predictions

 Abel Ramos Win 12 Omar Figueroa Jr., Welterweights

Chris Eubank Win 10 Marcus Morrison, Middleweights

Adrian Granados Win 8 Jose Luis Sanchez, Welterweights

Jesus Alejandro Ramos Win 10 Javier Molina, Welterweights

Jose Miguel Borrego Win 8 Alan Sanchez, Welterweights

Sebastian Fundora TKO 9 Jorge Cota, Welterweights

 Joseph Parker Win1 2 Dereck Chisora, Heavyweights

Vacant World Boxing Group Inter-Continental Heavyweight title

 Dmitry Bivol Win 12 Craig Richards, Gentle Heavyweights

World Boxing Affiliation Tremendous World Gentle Heavyweight title

 James Tennyson TKO 22 Jovanni Straffon, Lightweights

Vacant Worldwide Boxing Group World Light-weight title

 Katie Taylor Win 10 Natasha Jones, Lightweights

Unified World Feminine Light-weight title

 Shadasia Inexperienced TKO4 Angie Baracas, Feminine Tremendous Middleweights

 Scott Fitzgerald KO 7 Gregory Trenel, Tremendous Middleweights

“We lastly have the prospect to offer the followers what they wish to see Saturday evening. It’s going to be a privilege,” – Ruiz

“Simply seeing Andy right now will get my blood going, as a result of I’m able to struggle proper now,” – Arreola

 Major Occasion Taking Place This Saturday, Could 1 from

Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California

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CARSON, CALIF. (April 28, 2021) – Former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. and all-action heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola went face-to-face Wednesday on the remaining press convention earlier than they meet within the FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View essential occasion this Saturday, Could 1 from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California.
Along with airing on FS1, the press convention was streamed stay on the Premier Boxing Champions YouTube web page, and could be watched HERE.
The all-Mexican pay-per-view boxing extravaganza begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with three fan-friendly undercard bouts main as much as the heavyweight essential occasion. The showdown between the 2 most achieved Mexican heavyweights in boxing historical past will depart the winner one step nearer to a heavyweight title.

The Could 1 occasion is promoted by TGB Promotions. Tickets are on sale now and could be bought at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park might be open to followers in a restricted capability, with all company remaining socially distanced and topic to native and state well being pointers all through the occasion.

Here’s what the fighters needed to say Wednesday:


“I used to be at 310 kilos once I began this camp. We began dropping pounds slowly however certainly. Persons are questioning if I’m nonetheless going to have the identical energy after dropping pounds, however I’ve been working onerous for this second and the facility is certainly staying with me.

“It’s motivating to be taking a look at Chris proper now. I haven’t seen him in a very long time. Now we lastly have the prospect to offer the followers what they wish to see Saturday evening. It’s going to be a privilege.

“Everybody has a plan till they get hit within the face. We each need to do our enterprise in there. I’m praying to be victorious and for each of us to return out wholesome. The higher man will win on Saturday evening.

“I imagine I’ve the quickest palms at heavyweight. I’m not the place I wish to be at proper now, however I’m loads higher than the place I used to be. I’ve a lot to show beginning Saturday evening.

“The dearth of self-discipline that I had earlier than coaching with Eddy Reynoso has been the largest distinction heading into this struggle. You possibly can’t play boxing. It’s important to keep prepared all the time. That’s one of many essential issues that I’ve centered on, along with perfecting each motion I make within the ring.

“The sport plan is all the time to be victorious. We’ve got little methods and mixtures that we’re perfecting. I’m ensuring I’m throwing punches the correct manner. I appreciated each coach that I’ve had, and I realized one thing from all of them, however I really feel like being in camp with Eddy was one of the best transfer for me.

“Proper now I’m motivated. I killed the outdated Andy and a brand new Andy was born. I’ve loads to show. I let lots of people down, and that’s why I needed to make huge adjustments to myself. I do know what I’m able to doing and I do know what I can accomplish. I’ve it within me to grow to be the Mexican two-time heavyweight champion of the world.

“Chris is a robust man. He comes ahead, he takes punches and he offers punches. My pace and the mixtures that I’ve been engaged on within the health club are going to throw him off a bit bit.

“It’s going to be an all motion struggle. We each got here right here to win. God keen we get this victory and all of the sacrifice we gave are going to repay. I simply need to do my job.

“Eddy made a very huge distinction for me. He’s helped my motivation and confidence. With out that self-discipline, I don’t suppose I might have been on this form.

“I need the heavyweight title much more now. It’s due to the way in which I misplaced. I Think about that if I had been on this form, I might have gained the rematch with Joshua. Issues occur for a purpose and I’m simply glad that I’ve the mindset that I’ve now.

“My pure pace and counter punching goes to overwhelm Arreola within the ring. I’m not the identical fighter who sparred him once I was 16-years-old.

“After my defeat towards Joshua, I do know that I’ve to show to lots of people, and in addition to myself, that each one my dedication will repay within the ring. I do know Chris Arreola is right here to knock my head off, similar to I’m making an attempt to do to him. As soon as we’re inside that ring, the change might be on, as a result of we’re each making an attempt to supply for our household.”


“I really feel very rejuvenated heading into this struggle. I’m excited and able to go. In the present day is only a press convention, however simply seeing Andy right now will get my blood going, as a result of I’m able to struggle proper now.

“I all the time wish to win, however going through somebody like Andy, who’s achieved what he has, can add one other notch to my belt. He’s the person that beat the person, so I wish to beat that man.

“We’re heavyweights, so so long as we’re over 200 kilos, each punch goes to harm. That is the harm enterprise. He’s a skillful fighter and I’m prepared for what he has to supply.

“I’ve labored so onerous, however I haven’t been making an attempt to simply drop a few pounds particularly. The onerous work has confirmed in my physique and it’s going to point out on Saturday.

“Ruiz and Adam Kownacki are very completely different fighters. With Adam, we simply slugged it out. With Andy, I’ve to remember always. He has a number of the quickest palms within the division. I’ve to verify I transfer my head, as a result of that is going to be an important struggle.

“I do know what my coach Joe Goossen desires me to do. I do know he desires me to work onerous each time at each second. He’s all the time watching me, so I can’t take a spherical off within the health club. There’s no substitute for onerous work and I admire that from Joe.

“This struggle isn’t private in the truth that I dislike Andy. I’ve a number of respect for Andy, and that’s why I educated further onerous. That is going to be a type of battles of attrition. It is a struggle that I have to win for my legacy.

“I haven’t separated myself from my household throughout camp to the extent that I did for this struggle earlier than. I had to verify I had nothing however Andy on my thoughts. I needed to put my greatest foot ahead day-after-day. It is a mountain of a person, and I don’t imply his measurement, I imply his power and all-around talent.

“I’ve labored nonstop on protection with Joe. That’s undoubtedly one thing we emphasised. I’m going to counter punch and ensure I carry these palms again. All I do know is, I’m going to offer Ruiz warfare and an important struggle.

“Saturday’s coming and I can’t wait. I put the onerous work in on the health club and Saturday is time to showcase it. We’re going to depart our friendship apart as soon as we step into the ring. That friendship is out the door till that final bell rings.”


FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View Undercard & FOX PBC Struggle Evening Rivals Preview Respective Showdowns Taking Place This Saturday, Could 1 from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California

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CARSON, CALIF. (April 29, 2021) – Fighters competing on this Saturday’s stacked FOX Sports activities Pay-Per-View undercard and FOX PBC Struggle Evening occasion previewed their respective showdowns throughout a press convention Thursday earlier than they step into the ring at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California within the occasion headlined by former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. taking up all-action heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola.

Featured at Thursday’s press convention and competing in pay-per-view motion have been former world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. and Abel Ramos, who meet within the co-main occasion, sensation tremendous welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Jorge “El Demonio” Cota, who face off in a 12-round duel, and rising unbeaten Jesus Ramos and Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina, who battle to kick off the pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The press convention additionally featured WBA Tremendous Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara and Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, who headline FOX PBC Struggle Evening and on FOX Deportes in a battle for the WBA Middleweight title. Rounding out Thursday’s press convention contributors have been high Mexican featherweight contenders Eduardo Ramirez and Isaac Avelar, who duel within the co-main occasion of the FOX broadcast starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

The press convention was streamed stay on the Premier Boxing Champions YouTube web page, and could be watched HERE.

The Could 1 occasion is promoted by TGB Promotions. Tickets are on sale now and could be bought at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park might be open to followers in a restricted capability, with all company remaining socially distanced and topic to native and state well being pointers all through the occasion.

Here’s what the fighters needed to say Thursday:



“I’m actually grateful to my staff for believing in me and everybody who helped me alongside the way in which. I’m going to point out everybody my best possible within the ring on Could 1.

“We had a beautiful coaching camp. I’m lastly wholesome. We had a camp like I used to have 10 years in the past once I was only a younger child filled with hope. Every part has gone nice.

“I’ve gotten rid of all of the dangerous stuff bodily that was looming over me lately. We had no distractions in coaching camp, we have been capable of simply work.

“I’m going in there to finish fights as quickly as doable. With that mentality, I’m going to verify he’s not making it to the sixth spherical.

“I’m going to point out that very same aggression like I all the time do on Saturday, however extra refined. I’m going to be a way more environment friendly fighter.”


“I’m glad to be right here and I’m excited to kick off Cinco de Mayo festivities with this nice card. I can’t look ahead to all of those fights, in addition to my very own.

“That is the kind of thrilling struggle the followers are going to get pleasure from. After I was child, I all the time needed to look at these type of shut fight matchups. That’s what we’re going to have on Saturday. Whoever desires it extra goes to win this struggle.

“I can’t wait to see the struggle between my nephew Jesus and Javier Molina. It’s going to be explosive. I’ll simply need to preserve my pleasure at a traditional stage, as a result of I’m nonetheless going to need to go on the market and carry out myself.”


“I’m thrilled to be right here and combating in entrance of followers. It’s thrilling to have followers there Saturday to look at us at one of many meccas of boxing.

“We’ve had two nice camps for Cota, so we’re ready for something he’s going to carry. I might inform Cota to carry his greatest, as a result of we’re coming to win.

“We educated to get the knockout. My dad all the time tells me to not depart it to the judges and that’s what we’re going to do Saturday.

“I really like that Cota comes ahead. He says he’s planning to make it a warfare and that’s what I’m prepared for. I wouldn’t count on something much less from one other Mexican warrior.

“It’s in my blood to struggle toe-to-toe. We Mexicans have the delight of the warrior. I simply love to combine it up.”


“I simply wish to present what I’m able to on Saturday. I’m all the time desperate to go and I really feel as ready as ever for this struggle.

“Combating somebody undefeated like Fundora motivates me loads. These are the challenges that I stay for. I’m up for a struggle like this anytime, anyplace.

“This struggle goes to steal the present. I stand by what I stated final time in regard to knocking him out. I don’t suppose there’s any manner this struggle goes 12 rounds.

“There is no such thing as a message to ship proper now. My message goes to be a lot clear on Saturday evening.”


“That is going to be a tricky struggle. He’s received a number of expertise. I count on nothing much less from him than an important struggle, however I’m ready. I’m prepared for one of the best Javier Molina.

“I really feel like I’m prepared for this huge step up. To get to the following stage, I’ve to beat guys like Javier Molina. I’m ready for this stage of competitors.

“It’s large for my household to have me and Abel share this card. We used to look at the pay-per-views collectively and now we’re part of one. It’s huge and I can’t look ahead to Saturday.

“The Mexican followers tuning in to kick off Cinco de Mayo week are going to be in for a deal with. It’s going to be an important struggle. I’m coming to win. If the knockout presents itself, we’re profiting from the chance.”


“I’m excited to be combating a very good younger fighter Saturday. I’ve been coaching onerous for 2 months preparing for it. I can’t wait to placed on a present in entrance of my individuals so near my hometown.

“Ramos is an effective undefeated fighter. A win over him will get me to the following stage and that’s what we’re trying to do on Saturday.

“My expertise is certainly going to play a job on this struggle. We’ve watched his fights. He has a number of expertise, however he hasn’t been in there with anybody of my class. I do know he’s hungry although, so I’ve to be 100% ready.

“He has a very good staff behind him, so I’m not too centered on if he’s able to go the space. I simply need to be able to do my job. Whether or not it’s a call or knockout, we’re getting the win.”



“We’re so prepared for this struggle on Saturday. We’re going to see how this struggle goes, however it doesn’t matter what, my purpose is to placed on an important present for the followers.

“I’ve talked about shifting as much as 160-pounds for some time. My staff requested if I used to be prepared and I jumped on the chance. I’m open to huge fights at 154-pounds, however proper now, I’m going after the middleweight crown.

“I got here right here to struggle. If he’s coming to knock me out, then I’m coming to take him out first. I’m excited for this struggle. Everybody has tried to knock me out, we’ll see if he has what it takes.

“I’ve loads of expertise, and he can say no matter he desires, however I’m going to be prepared. I’m trying to knock him out in spherical 4 or sooner.”


“I’m grateful for this chance. I educated my total life for this one second. Each fighter goals of turning into world champion and Saturday I’m going to satisfy these goals. It’s going to be an enormous assertion.

“I’m combating a bonafide world champion, however on the finish of the day, I’m hungrier than him. I need this greater than something. I’ve educated onerous for the final 9 weeks to verify I safe that victory. It doesn’t matter what it takes, I’ll grow to be champion on Saturday.

“I’m hoping the followers see that I belong at this excessive stage. I belong right here. Win, lose or draw, I’m going to earn that respect.

“I’m coming to knockout Erislandy Lara. That’s the purpose and that’s what I’m going to perform. That is my one shot, and I’m going for it.”


“I wish to let everybody know that I’m able to placed on a present Saturday evening. I’m going to maintain piling up the wins with this struggle towards Avelar.

“We’re prepared for an explosive struggle. However we’ll be prepared for something as effectively. I can stress and assault, but when the circumstances dictate it, we’ll be able to take a step again and take our time.

“It’s going to be an important struggle and like all the time, I count on myself to return out with a win. I’m able to get the win it doesn’t matter what I’ve to do.”


“I’m actually motivated and excited to offer my all within the ring on Saturday evening. I’m going to depart all the things in there towards Eduardo Ramirez.

“I’m thrilled to be competing on this card. It is a nice occasion and an important alternative for me to showcase what I’m able to on this struggle. I’m prepared to point out everybody what I can do.

“Folks can count on this to be an thrilling struggle. We each need this belt and we each wish to win. We’re going to offer it our all and supply the followers with an important present.”

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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel – Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Actual Fight Media Boxing since 2013. Robert can be a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State area which incorporates NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts unique interviews, gives historic boxing articles and gives editorial ringside protection of main boxing occasions. You possibly can contact or comply with Robert on Fb and by e mail at [email protected].

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