Chris Arreola has compared the punching power of Vitali Klitschko and and Deontay Wilder in a recent interview, and revealed the former world champions possess a different type of force.
Klitschko and Wilder are regarded as two of the hardest punching heavyweights of the past twenty years, and there are few better placed than Arreola to compare them.
‘The Nightmare’ faced Klitschko at the Staples Centre all the way back in 2009, before going eight rounds with Wilder in 2016, and explained the contrast in their respective punch whilst speaking to ES News.
“They’ve got different kinds of power. Klitschko hits you and he’s trying to go through you, but when Wilder hits you it’s like a whip.
When Klitschko he hit me and it felt like a guy coming out of his body, I felt like I came out of my body, he hits hard as f**k.”
Arreola has been out of action since a points loss to Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2021, however was recently linked to fights with the likes of Derek Chisora and even Anthony Joshua.
The 41 year old may be hearing from old foe Wilder soon, with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ potentially set to take on Ruiz himself in a final eliminator for the WBC world title.
The governing body ordered the all American clash at their annual conference in Acapulco last November, with the winner becoming mandatory challenger for the belt currently held by Tyson Fury.
Although Wilder and Ruiz are both signed to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions and the fight in theory should be an easy one to make, talks seemed to have stalled over recent weeks.
However, with ‘AJ’ set to fight Jermaine Franklin in April, this seems unlikely to happen any time soon.