Chris Arreola Returns on March 13 Card

HEAVYWEIGHT STAR CHRIS ARREOLA SET TO MAKE RETURN ON MARCH 13 FROM THE CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA IN ONTARIO, CALIF.

ONTARIO, CALIF (Feb. 27, 2015) – Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31 KOs) returns to the ring on Friday, March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

The action-packed card features a pair of exciting main events as Andre Berto goes up against Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter battles Roberto Garcia on the debut of PBC on Spike TV. The televised bouts on Spike TV begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“I’m itching to get back in the ring and show that I’m still going after my dream of being heavyweight champion of the world,” said Arreola. “This is a wonderful platform for me to fight with Premier Boxing Champions and I couldn’t be more excited to fight in front of my fans here in California.”

Born in Escondido, Calif. but fighting out of Los Angeles, Arreola has long been one of the most feared punchers in the heavyweight division. He was a 2001 National Golden Gloves champion who turned pro in 2003 and slowly began his rise up the heavyweight rankings. In 2009, having already captured a number of regional belts, Arreola challenged Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight world title at Staples Center in Los Angeles. He took the champ deep into the fight before retiring in the tenth round, but he did not let that deter him from continuing towards his championship goals.

After dropping a tough decision to Tomasz Adamek in 2010, Arreola pushed his way back into title contention with six-straight victories before he got a chance against Bermane Stiverne in 2013. In their first fight, Arreola lost a unanimous decision but earned himself another fight against Stiverne, this time for the heavyweight world championship. In an action-packed fight, Arreola was stopped in the sixth-round.

Now, Arreola looks to return to his winning ways in a familiar setting. This will be the 33-year-old’s fifth time fighting at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena and his tenth time fighting in Ontario, Calif. If his winning ways return, he could put himself back in the world title mix.

The fight card is promoted by Goossen Promotions, which has promoted all of Arreola’s professional fights.

Tickets for the live event are priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.axs.com.

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COMMENTS

-Domenic :

This guy's exciting and is good for the division. Rarely is he in a dull fight. Last I read, he was considering Tommy John surgery for the injury to his elbow or shoulder or whatever, and it was revolutionary because it's rarely, if ever, been performed on boxers (TJ surgery is widely used in baseball, mainly for pitchers, and it keeps them on the shelf for like a year). I'll tune in.


-Radam G :

Attaboy, Chris! Keep grinding away. You will eventually win one of those alphabet-sanctioning world-title belts. Holla!


-brownsugar :

A man's gotta eat.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

Poor training habits and poor technique have been Mr. Arreola's down fall.


-the Roast :

Chris was born in the wrong era. He just couldn't get past Vitali or Stiverne. He won't beat Deontay Wilder. Now if he had fought in the Tony Tubbs or Pinklon Thomas years.... Nah he wouldn't have beaten those guys either.


-Pazuzu :

A man's gotta eat.
Hey now...big man has slimmed down last couple of fights. Like Howling Wolf said, Arreola's built for comfort. He ain't built for speed.


-stormcentre :

I'd like to see what's hiding behind that forearm (in the picture). But, I agree, no matter what's hiding and how big it may be; the man's got to eat. So it may as well be "fresh meat".


-stormcentre :

I'd like to see what's hiding behind that forearm (in the picture). But, I agree, no matter what's hiding and how big it may be; the man's got to eat. So it may as well be "fresh meat".