Deontay Wilder: Arreola and Mitchell are perfect for my style
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) is really looking forward to getting the winner of the Chris Arreola vs. Seth Mitchell fight in the ring so that he blast them apart in one or two rounds like Deontay did in destroying Sergei Liakhovich in one round last night in Indio, California.
Deontay sees Arreola and Mitchell as being tailor-made for his fighting style. In other words, these guys come straight forward looking to punch, and they would make it easy for the 6’7” Deontay to line them up for a right hand power shot.
Deontay said to RingTV “Let’s make it happen, captain. I’m super confident in myself, and Mitchell and Arreola, you know, both of those guys would be perfect for my style.”
I totally agree with you, Deontay. Thank you for telling it like it is. Those guys would be like Joe Frazier walking straight into a young 25-year-old George Foreman’s shots like in that 1973 bout. Arreola would literally plod face first into one of Deontay’s right hands like he did in his loss to Bermane Stiverne, and get his nose busted up again. Arreola wouldn’t just get his nose broken; he’d get dropped for the 10 count.
If Arreola was foolish enough to get up after a knockdown by Deontay, he’d get poleaxed by the first right hand that Deontay throws after that. It would be sick. Arreola doesn’t belong in the same ring with a talent like Deontay.
Maybe if this was the early point of Arreola’s career, he could hang around, absorb some punishment and maybe last four or five rounds against Deontay. But with the beatings that Arreola has taken in losses to Vitali Klitschko and Stiverne, I couldn’t see Arreola lasting for more than 1 round.
As for Seth Mitchell, Deontay would knock him out with the first clean right hand of the fight. It wouldn’t take 2 right hands like it did last night with Liakhovich. I could see Mitchell going down from the first big right hand from Deontay, and staying down for a long, long time.
Deontay showed the boxing world last night that he’s the guy in the division. There aren’t any other contenders that have his talent, his power, and his speed. Whoever gets in the way of this steaming locomotive is going to get run down as he moves forward for his eventual title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
If Wladimir had any sense, he would try to get Deontay in the ring as soon as possible rather than waiting 2 years, and having to face him when he’s better than he is now. In two years, Wladimir will be 39, and I wouldn’t want to be that old facing a heavyweight like Deontay.
Wladimir would be much better off trying to take the fight with Deontay now while he’s still developing, and Wladimir still has some of his youth.