Heavyweight veteran Chris Arreola is demanding former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua move forward with a potential showdown in the coming months.
Arreola has confirmed that his handlers have been in talks for a fight with Joshua, who is trying to bounce back after suffering back to back decision losses to IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Arreola, 41-years-old, has been out of the ring since May of 2021, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to former world champion Andy Ruiz.
In that bout, Arreola dropped Ruiz in the second round and then rocked him in the third, but Ruiz recovered and piled up the points as the bout played out.
One fight prior, Arreola set a CompuBox record, for heavyweights, by throwing 1125 punches in a decision loss to Adam Kownacki in August of 2019.
Now Arreola is eager to finalize a deal for a bout with Joshua.
"[The Joshua fight is] one of the things that’s been in the works. I’ll take that fight – I love it! Joshua, don’t be a bitch! Let’s make this motherf----- happen bro," Arreola told ES News.
“I’m a fighter, I love fighting, so let’s f------- fight. Let’s make it happen – here, there, wherever you want to make it."
Arreola has only been stopped twice in his career - at the hands of former world champions Deontay Wilder and Vitali Klitschko.
Joshua's return was being targeted for the month of December. Sources in the UK believes his next fight is more likely to land in the first quarter of 2023.
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