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Chris Arreola: I Seen This Fight Coming From First Time I Sparred Amateur Andy Ruiz

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Cover picture for the articleChris Arreola underestimated Andy Ruiz Jr. the first time they sparred. Ruiz was a 16-year-old amateur the day he walked into Lincoln Boxing Club in Riverside, California, eager to test himself against the Mexican-American heavyweight contender he admired. Arreola took one look at Ruiz and asked his former trainer, Henry Ramirez, if he was serious.