Arreola Open Work Out Sends
Report & Photos By William Trillo
Truth be told WBC
Heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola looked much
better than the rumors had led us to believe. He has
definitely trimmed down from the last time we saw a
picture of him in public at a fight on August 1st, and
although he jokingly told one reporter he is around 280
pounds it seems more likely that was a smoke screen and
he may be closer to the mid 260's.
The one rumor Chris would not deny but instead confirmed
was the fact that he has missed some workouts. His
explanation was that if he would have shown up on those
days he would have been "half ass", so why show up at
all? At best that is some very convoluted logic.
In regard to his diet
Arreola said that eating has never been a problem and
then pointed to beer consumption as being his Achilles
Heel. "I love my beer," he said. Really not sure if that
means he is abstaining during training or not.
As to the workout itself, there were times that Arreola
looked pretty quick and sharp, especially on the mitts,
but there were other times while on the heavy bag that
he would stop in between rounds and go to the back room
and take a full round off before resuming. It's unclear
why he felt the need to got to the back but it seemed he
was running low on fuel.
In other words, as I said, it was mixed signals.
Physically Chris looked way better than expected and he
showed flashes of taking this Championship fight very
seriously. But there were moments of looking like he was
not completely in shape or totally focused. But as
always Arreola was very honest about his training
habits, both good & bad.
As he turned to his
promoter Craig Goossen with a smile and said, "I am
going to win this fight," he made it clear he is going
to give everything he has, whatever that is, against
Vitali Klitschko, that is something we all can can't on.
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