Where does Arreola go from here? How about Deontay Wilder?
A lot of fans probably would like to see him go against undefeated American Deontay Wilder. There are a lot of similarities between Wilder and Mitchell, notably that they are both inexperienced at a high level and they both have always had big question marks surrounding their shaky chins. Mitchell has proven to be a failure on this front. Many believe that Wilder’s durability, or lack thereof, is in the same league as Mitchell’s. What makes a bout between Arreola and Wilder interesting is the fact that, unlike Mitchell, Wilder has far better skills, a lot better athleticism, and superior physical tools.
Personally, I would not be surprised if Arreola also stops Wilder. Probably not so early, but still within 5 rounds or so. But this one isn’t a foregone conclusion like tonight’s mismatch.
Interestingly enough Arreola may also represent one of the worst style match ups for heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. That’s something that was reinforced tonight with Arreola’s display of power. I know, I know. Arreola has failed whenever even remotely stepping it up, and chances are Wladimir outclasses him with ease. Wlad probably beats Arreola 9 out of 10 times. But those are better odds than I’d give any other heavyweight against Klitschko.
Chris Arreola should get another big fight soon and who better for him at this juncture than Deontay Wilder? It’s a match that makes sense for both boxers.