Chris Arreola claims a fight with Anthony Joshua is in the works and tells him ‘don’t be a b****’ following collapse in negotiations with Tyson Fury
Fans were hoping for Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury, but instead it seems he could be taking on… Chris Arreola.
Joshua had been in negotiations to fight Fury on December 3, but as is too often the case in boxing, this fight never came to fruition.
Despite this, Joshua has still said that he wants to get out before the end of the year and according to Arreola himself, he is a potential opponent.
Speaking to ESNews, Arreola revealed, “That’s [Joshua fight] one of the things that’s been in the works. I’ll take that fight, I love it.”
“Joshua, don’t be a b****! Let’s make this motherf***** happen bro.”
“I’m a fighter, I love fighting, so let’s f****** fight. Let’s make it happen. Here, there, wherever you want to make it.”
From a fans perspective, this would be a huge step down from a clash with Fury but, in fairness, following two gruelling back-to-back defeats against Oleksandr Usyk, perhaps Joshua is due an easier fight to help him bounce back.
Arreola is also coming off the back to two defeats, both unanimous decision losses against Adam Kownacki, and Joshua’s former foe, Andy Ruiz Jr.
With that being said, Arreola is not the only option for Joshua, as Dillian Whyte has put himself forward to take on ‘AJ’ in a rematch of their 2015 clash when ‘The Bodysnatcher’ was knocked out in the seventh round.
“If the Fury fight doesn’t get made with him and Joshua, me and Joshua can fight in December if he wants,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“He’s training for it, he’s ready for it, he’s willing to take Fury on so if that fight doesn’t get made I’ll step up and take the fight with Joshua.”
There have also been those calling for a long-awaited fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder, who returned to the ring last weekend with a huge KO victory over Robert Helenius, although it is likely that a clash with either Whyte or ‘The Bronze Bomber’ won’t take place until next year.