By Clive Bernath: Promoter Dan Goossen has served notice on Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, insisting that their reign on the heavyweight division will come to an end when his two rampaging heavyweights, Chris Arreola and Eddie Chambers finally clash with boxing’s most famous brothers.
California based Arreola, 27-0-(24), is the No.1 contender for Vitali’s WBC title while Philadelphia quicksilver Chambers, 35-1-(18), who out-pointed Alexander Dimitrenko in a WBO title eliminator recently, is in line to face long time IBF/WBO titleholder, Wladimir.
Speaking exclusively to SecondsOut, Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions: said: “The Americans are coming, Chris Arreola is a chip off the Mike Tyson block. He has a massive fan base in California and Chris vs Vitali Klitschko will be a massive fight and a sell out at the Dodgers stadium. It will be a massive night.”
“You know the Klitschko’s are fine champions but their jab,jab, right hand styles are not exciting and does not endear them to boxing fans, worldwide. Chris Arreola is a two hundred and fifty pound power house and Eddie Chambers is a fast exciting fighter. Watch out the Americans are coming and both Arreola and Chambers are two of the best heavyweights in the world.”
Chambers is indeed an accurate, fast puncher for a heavyweight but one could argue at just over 6ft and less than 210lbs, he will not possess the physical requirements necessary to defeat the 6ft 7, 240lbs frame that is Wladimir Klitschko. Goossen disagrees, insisting, “You know what? Eddie is a lot stronger than Wladimir thinks and he will soon find that out.”
However, before Goossen’s heavyweight title contenders have the opportunity to challenge the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir is set to take on IBF mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September while it looks like Vitali is set to make a voluntary WBC title defence against Britain’s David Haye, also in September.
Arreola is set to warm up for his first world title opportunity, by facing a world class opponent, sometime in September.
July 13, 2009