With his back against the wall, Chris Arreola changed his diet and view on fitness. It paid immediate dividends on Saturday night. The heavyweight prospect, who let himself get woefully out of shape in 2009 and 2010, got back down to his optimum weight. Back down at 234, he destroyed Nagy Aguilera inside of three rounds on the undercard of the Andre Ward victory over Arthur Abraham.
The Mexican-American fighting out of Riverside, Ca., weighed 250.5 and 251 in losses to Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko. Arreola said losing weight didn't mean losing power.
"There's more zip to your punches," said Arreola (31-2, 27 KOs). "It's like a wet towel, if you snap it right, that [expletive] is gonna hurt."
He also said, there's is no time off. He's headed right back to the gym.
"I'm hungry. I'm hungry and this time it ain't for burritos and pizza and [expletive]. I'm hungry for that title and it's time to get it back," Arreola said.