On Saturday night Chris Arreola destroyed Seth Mitchell in just 2 minutes 26 seconds of the 1st round to remind the heavyweight division that he poses a potent threat at world level.
Entering the ring dressed in a robe saying ‘’you don’t play boxing’’, referring to Mitchell’s switch from American Football to boxing, he proceeded to prove that Seth was way out of his depth.
Mitchell’s chin was already in question after looking hurt in previous fights and then getting knocked out by Jonathan Banks at the end of last year, with 'Mayhem' unable to handle the Nightmare’s power.
After getting back up from a pushdown Mitchell was quickly dropped again, this time from a clubbing right hand from which he never recovered.
After beating the count he couldn’t stop Arreola from swarming him and the referee mercifully jumped in with Mitchell taking big shots.
This was a completely different Arreola from past performances, which has seen people question his focus, and he replied with an efficient and professional performance.
After the fight he took the opportunity to call out Bermane Stiverne, who defeated him by a comfortable unanimous decision in his last fight.
Arreola stated that he didn’t think Vitali Klitschko would come back to boxing so they should do it for the WBC belt. Another fight being mentioned is against the unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder, who has an unbeaten record of 29(29)-0.
Oscar De La Hoya cleared agreed, tweeting soon after: ‘’Arreola vs @BronzeBomber anyone?
Wilder clearly liked the idea, responding almost instantly: "@oscardelahoya @goldenboyboxing @shosports MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!! Arreola sacred of me tho he’s already trying to run."
Both fights would big an excellent opportunity for Arreola to further his chances of winning a world title.
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