Veteran heavyweight Chris Arreola has expressed his intent for a fight with Anthony Joshua and has promised that if the two do meet it’ll be anything but boring.
The American heavyweight confirmed last week that there had been ‘talks’ about a potential fight with AJ. Speaking in an interview with FightHype.com, Arreola vowed to take it to the Brit:
“If I’m going to fight someone like Joshua, I’m going to bring the fight to him. I’m going to make sure he knows he’s in a fight.
I’m going to make sure he knows that you can hit me, but I’m going to get back up and we’re going to keep on f***ing fighting. I’m a dog.”
Due to cancellations ‘The Nightmare’ has been without a fight since his decision loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in May 2021, but has made it clear he wants to get back in the ring before the end of the year.
Since the Tyson Fury fight fell through for the second time last month, team Joshua and Matchroom have indicated they want AJ, who’s coming off a rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk, to be more active and planned for him to be out again in December.
In the same interview, Arreola was asked who he believes sits as the current number two heavyweight behind Tyson Fury and if it could be Deontay Wilder:
“No! Not Wilder. Usyk’s number two, plain and simple. He beat the man [Joshua], twice! So you’ve got to have Fury number one, Usyk number two.”
The Mexican-American heavyweight was speaking at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night, where Wilder made a stunning return to the ring after a year of inactivity and rumours of retirement following his trilogy fight loss to ‘The Gypsy King’ in October 2021.