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Chris Arreola's Trainer Confirms Deontay Wilder Fight For 7/16

By Ryan Burton

Henry Ramirez, trainer of heavyweight contender Chris 'The Nightmare' Arreola (36-4-1, 31KOs), has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that his fighter will face WBC champion Deontay 'Bronze Bomber' Wilder (36-0, 35KOs) on July 16th in Birmingham, AL.

The fight will be televised as the headline bout of a prime time edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox TV. 

BoxingScene.com's Jake Donovan had previously broke the details of the fight with Arreola serving as one of the two frontrunners to face Wilder.

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Arreola last fought in December when he got off the floor in the third round to win a very tough twelve round majority decision over Travis Kauffman. After the fight he tested positive for marijuana and the fight was changed to a no-contest.

This will be Arreola's third time challenging for a world title after failing in past efforts against Vitali Klitschko and Bermane Stiverne. Wilder captured the title last January with a twelve round decision over Stiverne and since then has made three successful title defenses, including a vrutal knockout in January over Polish contender Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Wilder, who hails from Tuscaloosa, which is a short drive from Birmingham, was supposed to face his mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on May 21st in Moscow, Russia - but the fight was postponed by the World Boxing Council when the Russian also failed a drug test.

Wilder was granted permission to make a voluntary defense by the WBC while it continues its investigation of Povetkin.  The WBC is supposed to rule on Povetkin's status as mandatory challenger in the near future. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by punchr on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=WTF Huck!;16803842]Arreola clearly taking things seriously again. [IMG]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/wilder-arreola%20(2).jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Arreola can do it. When he's fat he can take a better punch. He needs to focus on power, combinations, and conditioning for 4 street fighting rounds. If Wilder makes it past…

Comment by WTF Huck! on 06-21-2016

Arreola clearly taking things seriously again. [IMG]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/wilder-arreola%20(2).jpg[/IMG]

Comment by WTF Huck! on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=paulf;16798773]Wonder how much Chris is getting paid to come in late and be a name on Wilder's resume. Did you guy know Chris made more money against Travis Kaufman (125k) than he did fighting for the title in the second…

Comment by WTF Huck! on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;16798728][FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]Arreola has lost to better competition and that matters. Where he is ranked right now isn't relevant to the threat he is in the ring nor his experience. Your arguments are weak. And ranked 24th in the world is not…

Comment by paulf on 06-19-2016

Wonder how much Chris is getting paid to come in late and be a name on Wilder's resume. Did you guy know Chris made more money against Travis Kaufman (125k) than he did fighting for the title in the second…

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