Andy Ruiz’s comeback win was marred by a massive brawl in the CROWD as fans engage in violent clashes in the stands in California … with security trying in vain to suppress ugly scenes in the middle of the night’s main event
- Andy Ruiz made his return to the boxing ring with a win over Chris Arreola
- The fight was marred by a massive brawl involving fans in the stands in California
- A video shows that security is doing their best to stop the fight when the match starts
- It wasn’t the first public fight of the evening with a separate scrap earlier
There was boxing in the squared circle and fighting in the crowd that marred Andy Ruiz’s Saturday night comeback victory in California.
The 31-year-old Mexican survived a knockdown in the second round and made a unanimous decision to win over Chris Arreola in his first fight since his December 2019 loss to Anthony Joshua.
But in the middle of his heavyweight fight, an ugly brawl broke out in the audience.
There were ugly scenes with a fight in the crowd during Andy Ruiz’s comeback match
The Mexican made a victorious return in his first fight since losing to Anthony Joshua
Former WBC Light Middleweight Champion Sergio Mora posted a video of the embarrassing scenes involving a number of fans.
It showed several fans in the area of the fight trying to get out of the way, as well as security trying in vain to stop the ugly scenes.
The video takes to the ring with Ruiz and Arreola continuing the fight and not losing focus, despite the outbreak of the brawl in the stands.
It wasn’t the only incident of the night as a smaller single scrap metal broke out before the main event started.
Another video posted on social media shows four men engaged in a physical altercation.
Despite the chaos in the stands, Ruiz was able to keep his cool and take the win with the judges scoring the games 117-110, 118-109 and 118-109.
Security tried their best to suppress the scenes, which was not the first public fight of the night
After the fight, Ruiz said, ‘Chris is a veteran and a hard puncher. We did what we had to do tonight. We got the victory we wanted.
‘I was at my lowest point and now I have to go back up the ladder. I am grateful for the win and I am ready to move on to the next.
‘He got me in the second round with a good clean right hand. I was too confident and dropped my hand a little. Hats off to him.
“We just kept pushing and pushing. I switched and started concentrating on counter punches and working the body.
“I felt a little rust and I know other fighters can relate to that. If he wants to run it back, we’ll roll it back with him.”
Ruiz lost his world championships to Joshua after losing their rematch in December 2019, a fight he lost after arriving and blaming “ partying. ”
Ruiz recovered from a knockdown in the second round, beating Chris Arreola in his return to boxing