Arreola: I Have To Make Deontay Wilder's Night a Living Hell!

By Carlos Boogs

Heavyweight contender Chris 'The Nightmare' Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) is eager to make good on his third and likely final title opportunity.

On July 16th, Arreola will challenge undefeated World Boxing Council [WBC] heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) on Saturday, July 16 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Wilder-Arreola will be the televised main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes  with televised coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Wilder returns to the ring after he was set to travel to Russia and defend his title against Alexander Povetkin on May 21 before the challenger failed a drug test that caused a cancellation of the fight.

Arreola previously challenged for the WBC title on two occasions, and he was knocked out by Vitali Klitschko and Bermane Stiverne. He realizes that everyone is counting him out and the opportunity - if he loses - will likely be his last with a major title involved.

Arreola struggled to win a close twelve round split decision over Travis Kauffman last December. In the aftermath, he tested positive for marijuana and the fight result was changed to a no-contest.

"His power is at the end of his punch. His power is at the snap of the punch, so I really have to mug him. I really gotta make his night a living hell. This is my third title shot and these titles shots don't come around too often. I have to make the best out of it and that's why I have to go all out, I have to. Like I've said, third title shot and it doesn't come around that often. I have something to prove. I still believe that I have something in me. I still believe that I'm one of the best heavyweights out there in the world and I have to prove it," Arreola said.

"I'm very grateful for the shot. I have to optimize myself. I have to optimize my training and make everything count because it could be my last shot. Yes I have to train, yes I have to work hard and yes I have to come in here and upset this man in his backyard. At the end of the day, there is more pressure on him than me. It's in his backyard, it's his title and I have everything to gain and nothing to lose."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WTF Huck! on 06-23-2016

Arreola needs to balloon up to 400lb and try to make Wilder think he's the second coming of Dustin Nichols. That's the only way he puts the fear into him.

Comment by Graz on 06-23-2016

The HW division is pretty much a joke right now. Wilder hasn't fought anybody and now he can add Arreola to the list. AJ vs Wilder would be the only fight worth watching in this division.

Comment by yoz on 06-23-2016

In before someone says, "If Arreola is IN shape, he stops Wilder"

Comment by Floydushka on 06-23-2016

Bum vs bum. Though Arreola will fcuk up as always.

Comment by Sugarhitman on 06-22-2016

I bet everyone posting will watch this fight.

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