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Old 09-26-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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Julio Cesar Chavez:
“It is always good that a fellow countryman tries to accomplish some feat in boxing. If Arreola defeats Klitschko, he will go down in history as one of the big surprises.”


Pipino Cuevas:
“It is a great opportunity and it should be taken advantage of. I hope Arreola wins. He has a hard punch, and he cannot be ruled out. But the current champion, Klitschko, has more power in his fists than any other fighter. It is a very tough fight for Arreola, but if he wins, all the success will be for him.”


“We will be paying a lot of attention to what Arreola does against Klitschko. I find it very difficult for Chris to win this bout, however we should not forget he is an undefeated fighter, and he has a hard punch.”


Erik “El Terrible” Morales:
“It is a real event to Mexican boxing. Moreover if Cristobal wins the title, it will be the cherry on top of the cake in the history of Mexican boxing, as we have had great fighters in almost all the weight divisions, but in this one, which is the most difficult division in boxing, we had never had a great fighter.”

Ruben Olivares:
“The fact that boxers like Arreola have the opportunity to fight for the WBC World Title is very good, so that we know if he is capable of winning it or not. If Arreola wins, that will have a great impact on boxing, which is what we are waiting for. Arreola must show he has the balls, just like a real Mexican fighter does.”


Carlos Zarate:
“It seems to be a difficult bout for Arreola, but taking his record into account, he has probabilities to win, as Klitschko has already fought a lot. If Arreola wins, it will be something shocking. Imagine! The first Mexican to win a heavyweight world title. He could become an idol in Mexico like Raul

Rafael Ruelas:
“Based on the fights that I’ve seen, I think his chances are very good. He’s a strong-willed indivdual and it takes a lot of willpower and courage to go after a champion. I think that’s a quality he has along with the power in his hands, which will increase his chances tremendously.”
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Gabriel Ruelas:
“I’ve seen many of their fights and I think Chris has got a very good chance. I think he’s going to surprise Klitschko. He is very, very strong and hits hard. This is a very important fight for the Mexican people because we have never had a heavyweight champion. This would put us further on the map and he knows that, so I think that motivation is going to help him push forward. I believe he’s got a great chance; I do. Not just a good chance, but a great chance!”
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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Oh yeah? Well, just ask all the Ukrainian boxing greats who THEY think is gonna win....
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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Oh yeah? Well, just ask all the Ukrainian boxing greats who THEY think is gonna win....
That won't take long
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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hahaha maybe mcvey
should more research on russian/ukrainian boxing greats lol

people like valery popenchenko.....and i doubt any of the interviewed fighters were better this man
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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That won't take long
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #6
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Not a wee bit prejudiced are these Mexican greats?
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #7
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Biased perhaps but none of them actually chose Arreola to win the match-up. I guess that just shows you how little people think of his chances.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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Hey most people root with there hearts and there is nothing wrong with National pride.....I think Vitali represents fitness and condition and Areola a large appetite
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Hey most people root with there hearts and there is nothing wrong with National pride.....I think Vitali represents fitness and condition and Areola a large appetite


I'd like to be persuaded to sit up and watch this fight. At the moment, i'm passing.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:03 PM   #11
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Oh yeah? Well, just ask all the Ukrainian boxing greats who THEY think is gonna win....
Most Mexicans think Arreola is a long shot.
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Sadly, he wouldn't have been such a longshot if he had only managed to whip himself into shape for this opportunity against an aging champion!
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Sadly, he wouldn't have been such a long shot if he had only managed to whip himself into shape for this opportunity against an aging champion!
Vitali is 38, but a few months ago he looked in his mid 30's.

Age has a way of catching up on athletes, though I suspect Vitali still has " it ", and can keep his crown until age 40.

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Old 09-26-2009, 07:17 PM   #14
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Most Mexicans think Arreola is a long shot.
Heck, I myself am Mexican, and I feel Arreola has a huge mountain to climb.
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Biased perhaps but none of them actually chose Arreola to win the match-up. I guess that just shows you how little people think of his chances.
+1

If you read them closely, they all obviously WANT him to win, but most of them are saying it is a long shot.

And this is from the people on HIS side.

Sidenote: Is anyone else getting tired of the "I fight for my country!" shtick? I think it is more played out than ever these days. Not saying you can't be great to your fans/heritage, but some of these guys play it out like they are "sacrificing themselves for their country", which is a load of crap.
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