Elie Seckbach and the lovable Chris Arreola at their best

April 23, 2013 No Comments
At a recent show at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Chris Arreola posed for this photo with boxing great Bobby Chacon and his lovely wife. Photo: Jim Wyatt

At a recent show at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Chris Arreola (r) posed for this photo with boxing great Bobby Chacon and his lovely wife. Photo: Jim Wyatt

On Tuesday, April 23, the WBC’s #1 Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) and the WBC’s #2 contender Bermane Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) met for their final press conference. On Saturday Arreola will fight Stiverne in a 12-round WBC heavyweight elimination bout with the winner guaranteed to fight for the world championship in their next bout.

It was all so ho-hum until the absentminded Stiverne got behind the dais to address the assembly: “A few days away from the fight. I don’t really have much to say … except if anyone cut me … with a knife … to see what’s inside of me … they would see that I’m not here to knock Chris out. (even longer silence) I am here to chop his head off. That’s what we do where I come from. (Haiti) You don’t break my will. I can’t wait for Saturday night…this is serious. Before you beat me … or knock me out, you will have to kill me. Your people can talk for you but they can’t fight for you.”

Chris Arreola: “In case you didn’t know… I’m a crazy motha f—er. I like that you want to cut my head off. That’s what boxing is all about. This is a fight! You telling me you’re gonna chop my head off puts a fire in my belly. I’m going to f**k you up. I’m going to box circles around you. I have no bad feeling for you but I am going to knock you out. I want both of us to come home to our families. Although, you may go home a little sad and dejected. I’ll send you a fruit basket.”

ESNews boxing video: Dan Goosen’s comments on the threat from Stiverne: “Well, I guess it’s on.”
ESNews boxing video: Elie Seckbach’s question for Chris Arreola.
Bermane Stiverne tries to explain his blunder, “I still think what I said, was nice.”

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According to his fans, the only ongoing battle for Chris "the Nightmare" Arreola is keeping his weight down.

According to his fans, the only ongoing battle for Chris “the Nightmare” Arreola is keeping his weight down.

StiverneCollageWord of warning to the Arreola camp: as an amateur, Stiverne defeated both David Price and Robert Helenius, two well respected heavyweights.

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