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Video: Chris Arreola Talks Next Fight

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Heavyweight Chris Arreola has gotten himself in better shape, and it seems like his overall attitude is a bit less cheerful and a bit more serious.

Here's a short interview with Arreola talking about his Friday Night Fights main event this week against Kendrick Releford:

Arreola just fought on May 14, and is taking this fight on short notice as a quick turnaround after knocking out Nagy Aguilera inside of three rounds. Arreola weighed in at 234 pounds for that fight and really looks like a different person right now.

If he does get by Releford on Friday as expected, hopefully he'll look for a big fight next -- or well, a bigger fight. I still like the idea of him fighting Goossen Tutor stablemate Tony Thompson, who also fights on Friday, should Thompson get by Maurice Harris. Thompson is a solid, back-end top 10 heavyweight, and is the sort of win Arreola could use to regain his credibility as a legitimate contender in the division.

Note: The previously linked Arreola Twitter is a bogus account. It's often hard to tell, and in this case I had never heard about the account being a fraud, but it happens. So apologies to Chris for that, but the video's real. I mean it's him right there. OR IS IT?

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