September 3rd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
LOSER MUST LEAVE TOWN!
San Francisco, CA- There is nothing quite like a heavyweight fight involving intrigue. That being said, this Saturday Showtime Boxing emanating from Indio, CA and the Fantasy Springs Casino, will air heavyweights Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell in a “loser leaves town” (and world nrankings) match.
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HAS BAD EATING HABITS
Arreola, who jokingly claimed on the “Ring Talk Boxing Hour” two years ago that he trains on beer and visits his dietician at the taco truck, has discipline issues. Fat one fight, sort of fat the next, slimmed down for a couple of scraps, and then back to being a fat boy.
AL HAYMON PRODUCT A FRAUD OR LATE BLOOMER?
Mitchell on the other hand is an Al Haymon sponsored heavyweight who in the minds of most knowledgeable pundits is a fraud! Mitchell, who turned pro at 25, is “learning on the job” and all you can take from his last three outings is that he isn’t a quick learner!
SETH MITCHELL: MAN WITH A GLASS JAW?
Getting hurt by Chazz Witherspoon before being drilled by Jonathan Banks, regardless of that recent rematch that had the smell of day old codfish to it, seeing Banks fought Mitchell like a man whose family was being held hostage at some undisclosed location.
WHAT THIS FIGHT BOILS DOWN TO?
Even though Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs) faced the better opposition, has the amateur pedigree that Seth does not, still there are many who feel Chris’ aforementioned lack of discipline will be the key to Mitchell getting his hand raised.
INCENTIVE FOR KKK GUYS TO WATCH FIGHT!
Having spent time in the bowels of the United States, places like Lula, Mississippi and Little Rock, Arkansas, I can tell you the “Klu Klux Klan” types like nothing better than to watch a Black and Mexican fighter clash.
NOT AN EASY PREDICTION
This is a hard fight to handicap. But if you look at all of the intangibles, it probably boils down to Arreola’s conditioning. If he is in shape, he probably wins. Should he stop at the taco truck on the way to the weigh in, then Seth Mitchell will probably outwork him. If you are looking for the reincarnation of Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko or Muhammad Ali, better change the channel.
CROSSROADS CLASH FOR SURE!
A real “loser leaves town” (top 10 rankings) match and the winner meets unbeaten 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs) before the end of 2013.