How can you watch Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz from the Crypto Arena and what time is tonight’s Heavyweight PPV main event expected to start?
Whilst the majority of the Heavyweight boxing headlines are dominated by the likes of Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder; there are plenty of athletes fighting for world-title contention.
Tonight, two former world champions Andy Ruiz Jr and Luis Oritz (the latter did hold the WBA interim world title for two years) face off for a chance to rematch either Joshua or Wilder for the third time respectively.
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So, how can fans watch Ruiz Jr vs Ortiz, what time is the main event expected to start from Los Angeles and who is on the full card?
How to watch Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz
The event is a Premiere Boxing Champions PPV, meaning that the event is set to cost fans in the US $74.99.
For fans in the UK, the event will be livestreamed via the FITE TV website and will cost £12.99 – coverage starts from 2 AM.
“All those who don’t support me, motivate me. They are not the ones who are up in the ring taking the punches. There were times when it was true, I wasn’t focused on the fights like I had to be, but now I have my gym and I’m more motivated.” – Andy Ruiz Jr, via Boxing Social.
What time is the event expected to start?
Andy Ruiz Jr faces fellow Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz in a scheduled 12-round event on Saturday, September 3rd at the Crypto.com Area (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California.
For international fans, this will be Sunday, September 4th due to the late start of the event and time zone differences.
As confirmed by Premiere Boxing Champions via their official website, the main card is set to start from 9 PM Eastern Time – that’s 6 PM Pacific Time or 2 AM British Time).
Per BadLeftHook, “There will also be prelim action on both FS1 and FOX. The FS1 fight will start at 7 pm ET, and the FOX fight at 8 pm ET.”
According to DAZN, Andy Ruiz Jr and Luis Ortiz are expected to make their respective ringwalks between 11 and 12 AM Eastern Time (8-9 PM PT/4-5 AM BST).
Here, fight fans should note that these times may be altered by up to 30 minutes depending on how long or how short the other fights on the main event last.
The full card for Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz includes:
- Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz (Heavyweights) – 12 rounds (PPV)
- Isaac Cruz vs Eduardo Ramirez (Lightweights) -12 rounds (PPV)
- Abner Mares vs Miguel Flores (Lightweights) – 10 rounds (PPV)
- Jose Valenzuela vs Edwin de los Santos (Lightweights) – 10 rounds (PPV)
- Joey Spencer vs Kevin Salgado (Middleweights) – 10 rounds (FOX)
- Ra’eese Aleem vs Mike Plania (Junior Featherweights) – 10 rounds (FS1)
- Charles Martin vs. Devin Vargas (Heavyweight) – 12 rounds (non-televised)
Speaking in an interview with ESPN Deportes, via Boxing Social, Ruiz noted how he doesn’t need the extra pounds to remain a threat, explaining that “I don’t need to be that weight to have the power. I want to be strong and that’s how we’re going to be. My dad tells me that ‘God made me a chubby champion’ and that’s how I am. I carry the weight well. This is not a body contest.”
“Andy’s speed doesn’t bother me in the least. I feel that I have the tools needed in order to counter that speed. Look, this fight is going to end in a knockout regardless because the judges are going to have nothing to do with it. There’s pressure on both sides with Andy and I. Both of us are going to try and go for that KO.” – Luis Ortiz, via Boxing Social.
By Tom Llewellyn – email@example.com