Undefeated, No. 1-ranked WBC world contender Cristobal Arreola jumped rope, posed and hit the mitts with trainer Henry Ramirez during a free open public workout Wednesday at Muscle Beach in Venice, CA.
In the best heavyweight world championship fight in years, the hard-hitting Arreola (27-0, 24 KOs) will challenge defending champion Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs) for the WBC heavyweight title this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Staples Center.
Tickets can be purchased at Staples Center, all TicketMaster outlets, by phone (800) 745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com .
The 12-round world championship will be promoted by K2 Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. It will air live on HBO at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Doors open Saturday at 4 o'clock.
Cristobal Arreola: “It’s going to be a changing of the guard. Very simple. The steel curtain is closed and now I own it. It’s gonna be my time.
“It’s not gonna go far; plain and simple It’s gonna be a knockout fight and it’s gonna be an exciting fight. It’s something in the heavyweight division the fans have been waiting a long time for.
“I’m gonna bring emotion as far as determination to win the title for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to celebrate, and determination to keep the title out here in the United States. That’s my main goal.”