Chris Arreola to make his Mexican debut

Mexican-American heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) will be heading south to Leon, Guanajuato to make his highly anticipated Mexican debut at the grand arena “El Domo” on November 5, 2011 headlining an event promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Promociones Del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa.


In his last fight on July 9 in Atlantic City, Arreola scored a unanimous decision over Friday Ahunanya, in one of only four fights to go the distance in his 35-fight career. During his current five-fight winning streak, Arreola has been competing more than thirty pounds lighter than his showings in 2009 and 2010. For Arreola, his Mexican debut is special, as the thirty-year-old Riverside resident’s mother was born in Sinaloa and his father in Durango, Mexico.

Its hard to explain my feelings about fighting in Mexico,” said Arreola. “Its like I’m thrilled because of their love for real fighters, but at the same time, it is important for me to put on a great show and live up to those expectations. It truly is a great honor to fight in Mexico and to box in a true Mexican environment.  It’s such a beautiful country, there’s nothing like it as a fighter.”

“I just need to go out there and win convincingly, and keep winning convincingly. It’s a great feeling for Televisa’s interest of having me fight in Mexico, in front of the many fans I want to show that I’m a true Mexican warrior.”

Alonzo Butler, who is 35 years old, stands 6'3" tall and walks around at 255 pounds. He hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee

“As for my opponent, Alonzo Butler (28-2-21 KOs), I know he’s got 21 knockouts in his 28 wins, and I have 28 KOs in my 33 victories, so you can bet it will be a wild swinging fight.”

Butler’s two losses were to Friday Ahunanya and Travis Walker. Butler was quoted as saying, “This is the opportunity I need to jump up into the higher echelon of heavyweights. I understand one thing; I hit him on the chin clean, he will go down and out, and it changes everything in my life.”

Also appearing in his first fight south of the border, will be hard-hitting world-rated lightweight John Molina, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) in a 10-round bout.  Molina, a Mexican-American fighting out of Covina, CA, had agreed to fight Top Rank’s Brandon Rios in December until Rios’ camp declined the bout.

John Molina's current record is 23-1-0, with 19 KOs

Molina has also put together a 5-fight winning streak knocking out all five along the way. “Obviously I was very disappointed Rios refused to fight me in Los Angeles; that was his choice,” said Molina. “I’m on the path to fight and beat whoever is put in front of me, no matter who it is.”

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