At his media workout on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Vitali Klitschko predicted that his September 26 fight with Chris Arreola won't go to a decision, and also announced a gift being sent to the Firefighters Association.
Said K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler, "Vitali has a house on the hillside in Los Angeles where he can see all the fires, and he really appreciates the hard work and dedication from all the firefighters. Donating 100 tickets to the Firefighters Association is Vitali's way of thanking them for all their hard work and efforts while putting their lives on the line to keep the people of Los Angeles safe."
Vitali had nice things to say about Arreola in the press release:
"Arreola is undefeated and rated number one. He's a very strong and tough fighter. It will not be an easy fight. ... I know Arreola will train very well for this fight. I take him very seriously. ... Arreola has a big punch and a big heart, as do all Mexican fighters. Nothing about this fight will be simple, but I will win."
He doesn't think this is going 12 rounds, either:
"I doubt the fight will be won by decision. The fight will be much shorter than 12 rounds."
Klitschko, like many, sees this as a potentially very short, action-packed matchup of power punchers. Both are finishers.
He also didn't miss an opportunity to take a well-earned shot at David Haye, who has pulled out of fights with both Klitschko brothers this year:
"David Haye is not a serious fighter. I doubt he had an injury when he gave up the fight against Wladimir. We gave Haye the same contract as he got with Wladimir. Against me, Haye had little chance to take the title. That's why he didn't want to fight. He's un-serious. I don't think about him anymore."
Of course you don't, Vitali.