Los Angeles, CA (May 2, 2011) - They say "Pictures Don't Lie." And that is especially true about the photos in this release of an obviously slimmed down and solid Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola, who is on target to enter the Home Depot Center boxing ring on Saturday night, May 14 in Carson, CA at his lowest weight in four years.
"Right now I'm training very hard," said the former #1-ranked world contender about his upcoming 10-round fight with Nagy Aguilera (16-5, 11 KOs) as the co-featured bout underneath the Super Six World Boxing Classic semi-final contest between WBA Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham. "I'm looking more to showing than talking; at least until after the fight," said the normally 'sound bite' machine who ballooned up to a career high of 263 pounds in 2009.
The "re-dedication of Arreola" started when he and his longtime trainer Henry Ramirez trekked down to the Houston, TX training center run by Ronnie Shields to prepare for an ESPN2 main event on January 28, 2011. For the first time in eight fights, Arreola came in under 250-pounds for that bout.
And now Arreola is back in Riverside hard at work with Ramirez for his upcoming bout.
So what was Arreola's motivation for re-dedicating himself?
"I hate to lose," he said.
Tickets for this May 14 action-packed, world championship boxing card are priced at $25, $50, $100 and $200 (VIP floor seats). Fans can purchase tickets now at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
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