Nothing comes easy, though, in boxing, especially in the heavyweight division. Klitschko stands 6ft 7,owns an impressive record of 36 knockouts from 37 starts with just two defeats, and will provide Arreola with by far the sternest test of his unbeaten career. That said the 28 year-old, who calls himself ‘The Nightnmare’, is a pretty heavy hitter himself, having stopped 24 of his 27 victims. The quality of his opponents may not quite match up to that of the more experienced Klitschko but Arreola comes to fight, is a solid 250lbs and will be a far tougher opponent than David Haye.
It is fair to say that the heavyweight division is not exactly bursting at the seams with talent at present. Neither Vitali or his brother Wladimir Klitschko
, who holds the IBF title, have been overly stretched whilst defending their respective titles. But as said earlier, Chris Arreola
comes to fight. He may not be the most technical of fighters but he likes to come forward throwing punches, before slowly walking his opponents down. Vitali too is not shy when it comes to exchanging bombs so hopefully, we may just see something that is all too rare in heavyweight boxing nowadays-a highly entertaining and explosive encounter.
August 5, 2009