Sherman Oaks, CA (March 26, 2013) - "I've been working on my usual aggressive power punching style and focusing on waist and head movement. It has been a year since I have last fought and I am feeling anxious to get back into the ring and shine on HBO," said the WBC's #1 world ranked heavyweight, Chris Arreola. "I'm ready to fight for and claim the top spot in the world in the heavyweight division and that includes the current world champions. I'm ready."
Added trainer Henry Ramirez, "Chris has been back training hard and preparing for the challenge that Bermane Stiverne presents, great hand speed and good punching power. Be assured, Chris will be ready for everything."
The 12-round WBC World Championship Heavyweight Elimination bout between Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) and WBC #2 world contender, Bermane "B. Ware" Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Tickets starting at $25 are on sale online at AXS.com or call AXS at 888-929-7849. Doors open at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 2:30 p.m. The first bout starts at 3:00 p.m. with the scheduled 12-round bout between Arreola-Stiverne to begin at 5:30 p.m.
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