Advertisement
Advertisement

Steward: I Wanted Wladimir vs. Arreola, Not Mormeck

By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

Trainer Emanuel Steward appeared on a recent edition of "The Boxing Lab" - which is BoxingScene.com's official audio show, and discussed Wladimir Klitschko's scheduled defense of the WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight titles. Wladimir (53-6, 49KOs) will defend his titles against former cruiserweight king Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4-, 22KOs) on December 10th at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Steward said his boxer's options for December were very thing. The veteran trainer wanted Wladimir to face Chris Arreola (33-2, 28KOs), in the United States, but Arreola was not available until 2012. Steward met with Arreola's trainer, Henry Ramirez, during the Mayweather-Ortiz weekend in Las vegas, and they discussed the possibility of matching their boxers in 2012.

Arreola was stopped by Wladimir's older brother, Vitali Klitschko, in 2008.

"I would like to see Wladimir-Arreola] for two reasons. I spoke to Wladimir two days ago. He wants to fight in America badly, but he can't get any opponents. I mentioned that to Henry, and Henry told me that they want to wait until 2012 for the fight with Wladimir. That's been the case with nearly everyone. Even though he's the champion, nobody wants to fight him," Steward said.

"He has to end up fighting a Mormeck, and he said 'I don't want to fight a Mormeck but nobody wants to fight.' I want him to fight Arreola because he needs to get back in America to reconnect with the American fans and also I think Arreola has the size and the spirit to force Wladimir come out of his comfort zone. He's been beating everyone easy with just his left jab. Chris would make Wladimir fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by johnm is... on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11282578]Trainer Emanuel Steward appeared on a recent edition of "The Boxing Lab" - which is BoxingScene.com's official audio show, and discussed Wladimir Klitschko's scheduled defense of the WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight titles. Wladimir (53-6, 49KOs) will defend his titles against former cruiserweight…

Comment by Money Shot on 10-12-2011

Hellenius Arreola is a fight I would like to see. As much as I admire Wlad, Helenius is more aggressive.

Comment by DTanc on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11282912]As Manny said in the article, [B][SIZE="3"]they tried to get Arreola[/SIZE][/B], but he said "not until next year" Mormeck is a last resort. They sent offers to Helenius, Povetkin, Dimitrenko, Fury and Arreola. It makes sense that Helenius and Fury…

Comment by DTanc on 10-12-2011

Bring on Robert Helenius!

Comment by Bushbaby on 10-12-2011

No heavyweight is gonna beat a Klitchko unless they dig to da body.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Canelo Back on 'Regular' HBO? - Door is Open For December Rau'Shee Warren vs. Jamie McDonnell Ordered By The WBA Jose Felix Jr. Returns on August 27 on Marriaga vs. Robb Card Thurman-Porter Final Ratings: 3.1 Million Viewers, Highest of '16 Erkan Teper, Despite Suspension, Returns To Face Rossy Deontay Wilder, Chris Arreola Take Part in VADA Testing Jarrell Miller vs. Fred Kassi on August 19th, Showtime Ogogo To Eubank Jr: After Golovkin Bashes You Up - I'll Be Ready! Sergio Martinez: Canelo Made Smart Business Move With GGG Nick Blackwell Blown Away By David Haye's Generous Donation Miguel Marriaga vs. Guy Robb WBO Eliminator on August 27th DiBella Thinks Female Pro Boxing Hits Major U.S. TV in 2016 Porter Plots Fall Return, Wants Immediate Thurman Rematch Hearn: Amir Khan Will NEVER Be The Same, NEVER Face Brook Whyte: Don't Be Shocked if Shannon Briggs Drills David Haye Wilder vs. Joshua Will Be Built Up as SHO PPV, Says Hearn Danny Garcia Hits Back at Keith Thurman With Sneaky Reply Haskins vs. Hall is Likely For Brook-Vargas or Golovkin-Eubank Koncz: If Pacquiao Returns, Crawford Not a Thought - Never Was! Mikey Garcia Names Terry Flanagan as Potential Target at 135 Froch Thinks Golovkin Will Struggle With Ramirez, 168 Power Arum: Manny Pacquiao Wants To Fight Again, Not Sure He Can Yet Klitschko Manager Wants Full Investigation on Fury Doping Claim Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras Trade Heated Words Oscar Valdez Ready For The Danger of Hard Punching Rueda Ryan Martin To Make Ring Return on Wilder vs. Arreola Card Povetkin Holds Meeting With WBC: Awaits Decision on Wilder Golovkin, Eubank Jr. Should Sign By This Weekend, Says Hearn SHO's Espinoza: Canelo-GGG in "Fall 2017" Was To Stop Bleeding Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For World Title Eliminator Roman Gonzalez Focused on Cuadras Next, For The Right Price Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night! Cecilia Braekhus Returns, Tops First Card in Norway Since 1980 Manuel Avila Continues Unbeaten Run at Cache Creek Casino Smith's Trainer: We Can Beat Canelo, But Will The Judges Agree? News: Boxeo Telemundo Update; Skeete-Lepelley; Jay Harris Thurman Might Make Mandatory Defense Against Avanesyan Next Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement