i see no reason why Arreola won’t win this one. he was too eager too impress last time out and severely underestimated Stiverne’s own grit and fighting ability. Arreola will employ more boxing for their rematch, which he can do quite effectively when he’s prepared properly and that’s the only wild-card factor for this bout. a thoroughly-prepared Arreola wins by UD or TKO. otherwise, anything can happen including a TKO loss for Arreola. in either case, that boy desperately needs to finally tighten-up his defense. it’s been a problem for years and has cost him fights he could’ve won otherwise.Posted March 14, 2014 11:29 am
Im not sure what CA can do different this time around, because Stiverne pure, plain, and simple out classed him last time out. I cant see ring rust being a problem for Stiverne either, because he is still too hungry of a fighter. Theres no replacement for real fights, but Stiverne hasnt layed in any silk sheets yet, so he is still very hungry im betting. Stiverne by UD.Posted March 14, 2014 10:40 am
Bermane is getting a title shot… and he knows he CAN beat the guy he’s fighting because he beat him before. The only problem is … he hasn’t had a fight since then.
George Foreman, “Nope, I never fought a guy who already beat me. Why would you fight somebody who already knows he can beat you?”Posted March 14, 2014 1:10 am
@ PE and Cheatin Chihuahuas De Messyhoe I know you want to lick the manlier sweet from my scrot sac and from between my manlier boobies you greasy little rican cross dresser .Posted March 13, 2014 11:49 pm
Same result as the first fight.Posted March 13, 2014 11:06 pm
Arreaola actually hung in the whole 1st fight with blood running the whole way. I would like to see what happens with no injury, should be a closer fight. You can’t count the fact Arreola can KO someone at anytime.Posted March 13, 2014 10:46 pm
Stiverne clearly won the 1st fight, but Arreola did have his moments, and there is a good chance that the rematch will be competitive. It’s good to see this being on ESPN, but is it gonna be FNF, or is the 10th on a Saturday?Posted March 13, 2014 10:03 pm
Somewhat awkward that Stiverne has to fight Arreola again, but it does make a lot more sense that having Deontay W. fight for a title when he hasn’t fought a contender. The author of the article must have his head up his ass.
Hope the fight is not in Mexico, as the deck will be stacked against Bermane. I expect Arreola to be netter prepared and the fight to be more competitive.
Stiverne by a close hard fought decision.Posted March 13, 2014 9:27 pm
Arreola laying on the canvas in the picture almost looks like my wife in bed ,except Arreola is a bit more skinny then my wife . You know how big Puerto Rican women get ..Posted March 13, 2014 8:56 pm
Messyhos, lolPosted March 13, 2014 8:26 pm
Just Saw This one on Youtube
and it has to be one of the dreariest and uninteresting fights I’ve seen since the pre-Tyson days of Tony Tubbs, Greg Page and Michael Dokes, slow fatties who just pound on each other for 12 rounds. Lord, where are the in-shape warriors?Posted March 13, 2014 8:09 pm
GOOD Fight for ESPN. Guaranteed to end in a stoppage. Which is what most fans like to SEE.Posted March 13, 2014 7:54 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
It’s going to be interesting brother…Posted March 13, 2014 7:09 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Chris didn’t seem to fully recover from that devastating shot he took early in the fight. It’s do or die for him this time, and I wouldn’t doubt if he pulls it off…
Posted March 13, 2014 11:51 am
Stiverne, will beat the tar out of wilder, if that fight thakes place.
Arreola’s shadow weighs 65 lbs, he is a fat boy, but he is entertaining and honest.
The fat walrus stuff is pretty funny thou.Posted March 13, 2014 6:26 pm
who”s the fat pric# on the floor again.Posted March 13, 2014 6:25 pm
Come May 10, its another loss for the Dough Boy,Fatty Areola.Posted March 13, 2014 5:13 pm
Mexicans have overtaken the Yanks as most obese nation on the earthhh…lolPosted March 13, 2014 4:36 pm
I wouldn’t mind seeing chris win a title, he’s a hard working fighter that has stayed active.
I recall fan’s making fun of Chris because he cried, all that really means is Chris is human, that’s all.
Good luck chris your deserving of a title.Posted March 13, 2014 4:07 pm
Has Arreola ever been stopped? I think the only time was against VitaliPosted March 13, 2014 3:24 pm
I agree with what a few people said,if espn could give HBO and Showtime a run for their money somehow it would be a good thing.And its true fighters should know that exposure on espn can only help their career.Tommy Morrison(RIP) had alot of fights on espn early in his career and gained a solid fan base who followed him until he won the WBO world title on ppv.Im sure if Tommy was alive he would agree espn helped him alot,now if espn could beef up their boxing programe it would benefit fans and fighters and in return they would get more sponsers.Posted March 13, 2014 3:01 pm
“I hope to see more on ESPN and NBC sports. The other cables networks are expensive. I do not buy any of that garbage.” – Cosign Badger. Major boxing cards on NBC Sports and regular ESPN are what the sport needs. Not jammed on “premium” cable and PPV. I canceled HBO two years ago when they went two months without televising a single boxing card. If I really want to watch a card I go to a friends.Posted March 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Deontay hasn’t been hit yet. I would like to see how he reacts if hit by a clean Arreola right hand. Arreola has fought much better competition than either of the two and as far as I can see is a much better boxerPosted March 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
I think the outcome of the first fight might have been different if Cristobal didn’t get his nose broken in the early rounds (3rd ?). Boxers are trained to keep their mouth shut and breath through their noses most of the time. When the nose is broken, it can seriously disrupt a fighters breathing and endurance — especially if it’s gushing blood. I’m not saying that CA would’ve won without that injury, but the outcome could’ve been different.
IMO, this fight should be closer than the first. CA is riding a wave of supreme confidence after easily KO’ing Mitchell in round 1 and is motivated to avenge that loss. Stiverne will be extremely confident because he already beat CA and has the reach advantage. Both are hungry to win the vacant WBC title. I just hope it will be a closely contested battle and am overjoyed that it will be broadcasted by ESPN — not Showtime or HBO PPV. The winner earns the honor of getting smashed by King Wlad!Posted March 13, 2014 2:53 pm
yo….Great point…makes alot of sence…sadly.Posted March 13, 2014 2:49 pm
If Deontay beats Scott, he would have a shot against either Arreola, or Stiverne
Both Stiverne and Arreola are comparatively slow and easy to hit.
Wilder could conceivably blast either of them before they got a chance to touch his chin.
These two fighters are Deontay’s best chance to win a title.
No wonder Golden Boy suddenly wanted to fast track Deontay to a title fight the second Vitaly retired.
Stiverne and Arreola are at Chisora level.Posted March 13, 2014 2:36 pm
Great news for boxing fans in that a title fight will be shown on basic cable tv. If more fights with bigger names would be shown perhaps boxing could have a resurgence but that will never happen because the big names and promoters have taken the sport hostage and ask for 60 – 70 dollars for a PPV fight. Stiverne and Arreola are not house hold names but for fans it’s a freebie. Why is Arreola getting another shot at the title? I expect the same outcome Stiverne will win by decision or by KO. Arreola will show up fat and out of shape again and cry afterwards and give us some lame excuse like my nose was broken or I hurt my hand in the first round. The Heavyweight Division is not what it use to be. Where have all the American Heavyweights gone? No more Tyson’s, Holyfield’s, Bowe’s Forman’s , Moorer’s or Mercers around. :(Posted March 13, 2014 2:35 pm
agree with FA. I hope to see more on ESPN and NBC sports. The other cables networks are expensive. I do not buy any of that garbage.Posted March 13, 2014 2:13 pm
The Haitian to win it…Posted March 13, 2014 2:10 pm
Another Sad day for Espn
Dazani. Another problem is. Boxing does not get that much endorsement deals like Football, Basketball, MMA etc. Dana white was trying to work out a deal with HBO. But it fell threw.
Another Sad day for Espn
Fight A. Who are you kidding.Posted March 13, 2014 1:52 pm
This is a big deal for boxing. Stiverne-Arreola I was on HBO which didn’t want the rematch. So this along with ESPN’s reported plan of running 4 boxing cards in prime time Saturday nights is basically on par with the regular HBO and Showtime shows. And it’s free. Boxing fans don’t have to shell out big money just to watch a boxing card once every few weeks when we don’t watch any of their other dumb shows.Posted March 13, 2014 1:48 pm
Another Sad day for Pactards
@ anon. Go watch mma kidPosted March 13, 2014 1:45 pm
another joke fight in the hw road circus.Posted March 13, 2014 1:29 pm
Arreola gets the win by stoppage or points. This time he will hurt StivernePosted March 13, 2014 1:28 pm
the shadow al haymon will jerk the winner of this fight so milk dud head gets the beltPosted March 13, 2014 1:22 pm
Problem is you don’t get a big license fee from ESPN. It is normally in the thousands. Like 35 thousand or something. As for Showtime and HBO, they give in the hundred thousands to millions. The promoters do this so they can get more money. They are not really out there promoting fights like they used to so they do not always do well with the public in ticket sells so there for the fight doesn’t make as much money and then the promoter does not make as much as they want. So basically it will be hard to get back on network TV at least for the better known named fighters because of greed.Posted March 13, 2014 12:34 pm
If BIG fights were back on ESPN boxing would be a bigger sport because more people watch ESPN than they do Showtime/HBO.
I wonder if ESPN can figure out a way to keep big fights on their channel while paying the fighters the same as what HBO/Showtime has.
If you fight on ESPN, and it is promoted right, the fighters will be more popular fighting on ESPN than they would on Showtime/HBO…which also leads to better endorsement deals for the athletes which is what UFC fighters rely on since they can’t rely on what they make in fights or so I read. Again, more viewers = more popularity = more opportunity.
On a side note, I’m all for getting rid of the side guys that talk during the fights or at least have a special audio option that allows you to mute them but can still hear the fighters and the crowd like they do that want network in Europe.Posted March 13, 2014 12:21 pm
Wonder if the writer even watched the first fight? The shot that put arreola down also broke his nose. Stiverne was under pressure a lot so it was not a ‘easy’ fight. arreola will come much more prepared and this will be a competitive fight.Posted March 13, 2014 12:17 pm
Nice pic, ESB. Prophetic for Cris? I’ll be pulling for him and watching ESPN, WHOOOO!! HB-who?? ShowNOT-THIS-TIME!! The Canadian probably wins it. Hoping for a good clash either way.Posted March 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Thought this was a heavyweight title fight by WBC.
Oh well…Posted March 13, 2014 11:59 am
It’s Me, Ernie
Chris didn’t seem to fully recover from that devastating shot he took early in the fight. It’s do or die for him this time, and I wouldn’t doubt if he pulls it off…Posted March 13, 2014 11:51 am