Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (33-2) will meet (and beat) limited Raphael "The Silencer" Butler on November 5.This will be Chris’s 6th straight win after his MD loss to Tomasz Adamek in April 2010. The Silencer was silenced by none other than Tye Fields in his last outing in October and that should give you some sense of his chances against Chris.
As for the now-in-shape Arreola, his recent opponents have not exactly been murderer’s row and it’s time he once again stepped up. The fans deserve it and the heavyweight division needs it--and I think I have just the right opponent for him.
The Nordic Nightmare
After having accomplished an impressive hat trick of stoppage victories over courageous 6’ 4″ Siarhei "The White Wolf" Liakhovich, fellow nightmare Samuel Peter, and the no longer relentless Lamon Brewster, 6’61/2’Robert "The Nordic Nightmare" Helenius (16-0) has captured the attention of global boxing fans as he goes about his business in a blue collar fashion not unlike that of Arreola.
Both guys are explosive, but Helenius lethal explosions, generated by exceptional hand speed, leave his opponents helpless if not unconscious. Chris is more relaxed but is still very explosive.
Both men have great financial options like fighting Eddie Chambers, Tony "The Tiger" Thompson, Brit giant Tyson Fury, undefeated 6′ 7½″Russian giant Alexander Ustinov, the somewhat protected Alexander Povetkin, or towering 6’8"David Price? But I’d rather see them fight one another (perhaps in Germany) because such a potentially explosive fight is exactly what the heavyweight division needs right now.
Moreover, the winner would certainly earn a shot against Wladimir Klitschko. And we would not be talking about it as being in the same universe as the disgraceful mismatch Wlad has lined up on December 10 against aging Jean Marc Mormeck who "earned" his shot by beating Timur Ibragimov by SD.