Chris Arreola To Return on Wilder-Fury Undercard

By Steve Kim

It's been over two years since heavyweight Chris Arreola has fought but he will be making his return on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury undercard.

"Yes, December 1st,"confirmed Henry Ramirez, the long-time trainer/manager for Arreola, who added that this upcoming bout would be,' 'off-TV and just to get him back in there and see where he's at."

In July of 2016, Arreola was stopped in eight rounds by Wilder for the WBC heavyweight crown.

chris-arreola (4)_2

During his hiatus from the ring many believed the 37-year old Arreola(36-5-1/31 KO's) had retired from the sport.

"He would stop by the gym here and there, train, but nothing that was screaming, 'that I want to fight.' I honestly thought - and no one ever discussed it - he was probably done," admitted Ramirez.

"But he never came out and said it. So in July he called Al (Haymon) and said that he wanted to fight. Al called me and asked if I was on board. I said yeah.

"We're just going to take it fight-by-fight, see where he's at and we'll go from there."

Ramirez says he likes what he's seen from Arreola in the gym but makes it clear that if he doesn't like what he sees on December 1st (against a still to be determined opponent) that he will not hesitate to advise Arreola to retire.

"Absolutely, that's part of the plan," he explained. "When we discussed it and when I discussed it with Al, it's on a fight-by-fight basis because ultimately nobody wants to see anybody get hurt."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

Tags: Chris Arreola image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scopedog on 10-26-2018

I had no idea that he was that old., though it adds up if you think about it. No chance he makes it anywhere of course, he wasn’t that good even in his prime.

Comment by PapaBricks on 10-26-2018

I'm convinced that half of you idiots don't even read the articles. CLEARLY states the fight will not be televised.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 10-26-2018

shake the cobwebs fight for him, its not televised so not much will see it too

Comment by Ray* on 10-26-2018

So they are digging out all these semi-retired Mexican Americans to sell this card?

Comment by ashadam on 10-26-2018

[QUOTE=TinAgeOfBoxing;19224028]Shaping up to be a real joke of a card. Fury with no warm ups semi retired fat slob no nandrolone, Ortiz in a bs fight and fat tiiities grotesque slob areola. Even worse than the GGG/Clenelo II PPV card…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth

Latest Active Forum Threads