Travis Walker Accepts Arreola Challenge

Houston – Chris Arreola, after his win against Chaz Witherspoon boasted that he was willing to fight anyone anytime. North American Boxing Federation Champion Travis Walker, WBC #12, WBO #6, has accepted Arreola’s challenge and has upped the ante by stating he will fight Chris Arreola “winner-take-all”. Walker stated, “First of all, I congratulate Chris Arreola on a fine performance destroying Chaz Witherspoon.. He has certainly shown that he is one of the top contenders in the division having now beaten an undefeated fellow prospect.

I am the only other upcoming heavyweight contender that has also beaten two undefeated prospects when I beat Jason Estrada, the former #1 rated amateur in the United States and George Garcia, the former #2 rated amateur in the United States, both of whom were undefeated when I fought them. I also have a win over another top prospect, TJ Wilson who was the #1 rated amateur in the United States for two years. I believe both of us have established ourselves as the two top young United States Heavyweight contenders. The time is right for the two of us to meet and to establish once and for all who is the best young heavyweight in the world. I believe not only I am the best young heavyweight in the world but that I will knock you out. I am 100% convinced that I will win and I am willing to back up my talk with action by stating publicly that I would be willing to enter into a” winner-take-all” contract where the winner gets both purses and the loser gets nothing. We both have the same promoter, Goossen Tutor, so the fight shouldn’t be hard to make. Chris, I have a lot of respect for you and the way you fight. You show great heart, determination, and you throw a lot of punches. But I believe I am bigger, stronger, and hit harder. Let’s get together and let the best man win. It will be a great fight for the fans.”

Steve Munisteri, manager for Travis Walker, noted that Chris Arreola is the #1 contender for Travis Walker’s North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title and that the two of them could get together for an NABF Heavyweight Championship or perhaps a WBC Eliminator.” Munisteri noted, “Both Chris Arreola and Travis Walker are rated in the top 12 of the WBC and both hold WBC affiliated belts. Walker holds the NABF, and Arreola, the WBC International title. With such high rankings in the WBC and both being title holders, I think this would be an excellent candidate for a WBC Eliminator with the winner to fight the winner of Sam Peters and Vitali Klitschko. The public is hungry for a new young Heavyweight star and these are clearly the two best young Heavyweights in the United States. It would be fun for the fans and good for boxing to establish once and for all who is the better of the two. Chris said he is willing to fight anybody anytime so he should back it up by informing his promoter and our promoter, Dan Goosen, that he is ready, willing, and able to fight my fighter Travis Walker.”

Article posted on 01.07.2008

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