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Chris Arreola's Drive Rises With Homefield Advantage

By Francisco Salazar

Looks like the rematch between heavyweight contenders Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola will take place at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The Galen Center is located on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC).

The rematch is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 10th and will be televised live on ESPN, not on ESPN2, where the “Friday Night Fights” telecasts are normally shown.

Both fighters will be vying for the vacant WBC heavyweight title.

In their first fight, which took place in Ontario, CA on April 27th, Stiverne dropped Arreola in the third round en route to winning  a 12 round unanimous decision over Arreola.

The Haitian-born Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) has not fought since the Arreola fight. He was seeking a fight against then-WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, but that fight never materialized.

In November, Stiverne sued his Don King, alleging violations of the Muhammad Ali Act for a contract he had signed with the eccentric promoter in 2011. He would eventually drop the lawsuit over a month later as the WBC forced King to begin negotiations for a rematch with Arreola as the top available contenders to fight for the title Klitschko would vacate.

Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) suffered a broken nose from the knockdown in the fight, recovered, and got back in the win column with a first round knockout over Seth Mitchell on September 7th.

The popular Mexican-American conducted his training camp in Phoenix and not in his hometown of Riverside. He will begin camp with longtime trainer Henry Ramirez in San Diego on Monday.

No word yet on if there will be a televised co-feature bout or who will appear on the non-televised undercard.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ugly2000 on 03-24-2014

Seriously doubt there is much drive behind titties. I had good laugh when Chris told Teddy Atlas on last week's FNF's that he was dedicated and was running 2 1/2 miles a day.:lol1:

Comment by Bobby Tony on 03-24-2014

Pulling for Cris on this one. Don't think he can win but HOPE he can!

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 03-24-2014

Arreola just needs to come in shape. If he does that he wins the fight. Stiverne wasn't impressive in the last fight, having had Arreola hurt as badly as he did. Neither of them threw many punches, and when Arreola…

Comment by BoxngLove on 03-24-2014

Cris has never won a boxing match where he saw his own blood. He's kind of a mouse. And stiverne.. Its still hard to forgive him for the god-aweful performance against Austin a couple years ago. That coupled with his…

Comment by JrRod on 03-24-2014

I like Arreola. I respect that everytime he steps into the ring the dude comes to fight. But he reminds me of a Heavy Weight version of Rios. Aside from the fact they're both brawlers with no defense what so…

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