Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola to be Relentless in 2007

By Darren Nichols


Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola to be Relentless in 2007

The Nightmare's Prediction for Michael Carr: PAIN!!!

BoxingTalk:  Chris, you are scheduled to face Michael Carr next month in New York.  How is preparation going for that fight?

Chris Arreola:  It’s going really good.  I’ve got some real good work in.  I’ve been sparring with a real crafty lefty who is hard to hit, but I’ll keep training until it do.

BoxingTalk:  What do you know about Carr as an opponent?

Chris Arreola:  I honestly don’t know anything about him.  It’s kind of hard to get a game plan going when I don’t know much about him, but I think of my fights as if I was still an amateur, and I adapt to each fighter I face.

BoxingTalk:  Are you preparing for Carr any differently than your previous opponents?

Chris Arreola:  The only difference is that he’s a lefty, so in my training we’re using different sides and angles.  I will show more boxing skill then I have in the past.  I’ve been a “let’s bang” kind of fighter, but I’ll use my jab a lot more in this fight.

BoxingTalk:  The local fight fans here in Southern California have been watching you fight for several years now, but your first big national exposure took place on the undercard of Mayweather-Baldomir last November.  What has been the reaction from that victory against the previously undefeated Damian Wills?

Chris Arreola:  A lot of people said they saw my fight, and they told me to keep up the good work.  I don’t let it get to my head though, it’s just a fight and there’s plenty more to come.

BoxingTalk:  With virtually all of your fights ending in a knockout victory for yourself, how would you rate your power against the top heavyweights fighting today?

Chris Arreola:  I’ve sparred with Rahman, Klitschko, and Toney, and they are all strong fighters, but I’m relentless and I stayed on them.

BoxingTalk:  What can we expect to see from the Nightmare in 2007?

Chris Arreola:  More wins, that’s it.  I’m staying busy and staying in shape.  You won’t see me fighting at 240 anymore.

BoxingTalk:  What is your prediction in your fight against Carr next month?

Chris Arreola:  Pain (laughing).  To put on a good show, and for the fans to see non-stop punching.



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