Cedric Boswell Calls Out Chris Arreola

by James Slater - Fresh off his August 29th upset win over the highly touted (by some) and previously undefeated Roman Greenberg, 39-year-old Cedric "The Bos" Boswell of Atlanta, Georgia has made it abundantly clear who he wants to fight next. In talking to Fight News recently, Boswell called out another unbeaten fighter in 27-year-old Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola..

"I want Chris Arreola," Boswell told Fight News." He is a legitimate threat as I am. We match up perfectly and I think I will serve as a test for him to see if he's as legitimate a threat as I am. I heard he's looking for an opponent and so am I. Let's do it. Let's make it happen, I'm ready for the next step."

An Arreola-Boswell match-up would at least be interesting. No-one expected Boswell to beat Greenberg so quickly, yet with his still fast hands and his above average punching power, the 39-year-old proved he can still fight. Okay, Arreola is no Greenberg - the Californian big guy has shown more devil in a single fight than Greenberg showed in his entire career - but "The Nightmare" is also far from the finished article - at least in some eyes. So why not Boswell for Arreola's November 29th date, to be co-headlined by Paul Williams in a defence of his WBO welterweight title.

At the end of the day, the David Tuas (will that fight ever get made!?), the Jason Estradas, the Brian Mintos, the Eddie Chambers and the Monte Barretts aside, Boswell would make as good an end of the year opponent for Arreola as anyone else. If he were able to KO Boswell in highlight reel fashion, Arreola will have achieved something. Remember, Boswell has only ever lost once, to the huge Jameel McCline, in a fight he was winning before running out of gas, way back in 2003. Let's see if "The Nightmare" can get rid of him quicker than "Big Time" did. It does seem as though Arreola is a much sought after opponent right now, though. Not only has Boswell called him out, but so too have Estrada and the also rejuvenated Barrett.

Having pretty much taken on the mantle as America's current and best heavyweight hope, Arreola will, from now on, get a big audience tuning in whoever he fights. Having carved out a good 24-0(21) record, the 27-year-old from Riverside has developed quite a fan base. Exciting fighters do that.

Article posted on 10.09.2008

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