Chris Arreola Career Accomplishments: Did He Win Any Titles in Boxing?

Published 05/01/2021, 8:44 AM EDT
INDIO, CA – SEPTEMBER 7: Chris Arreola (C) celebrates his victory over Seth Mitchell as referee Jack Reiss (R) holds his hand up for the WBC International Heavyweight Title at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center on September 7, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images)


Chris Arreola, who will enter the ring later tonight, will look to shock the world. The veteran heavyweight will look to upset Andy Ruiz Jr. in their main event clash. While Ruiz Jr. goes into the bout as the firm favorite, ‘The Nightmare’ Arreola is the more experienced fighter.

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The 18-year-veteran, Arreola, has a respectable 38-6-1 professional record. Over the course of 45 professional in-ring walks, he has seen it all. However, what has he accomplished during his 18 years in the sport?

ONTARIO, CA – MARCH 13: Chris Arreola (R) celebrates after defeating Curtis Harper after their 10 round heavyweight bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena March 13, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Arreola never won a world title in the professional game; however, he challenged for the title on three separate occasions. His first title shot was against Vitali Klitschko on the back of 27 unbeaten fights. He also faced Bermane Stiverne, and former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder.

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Despite not winning a world title, Arreola won several regional heavyweight titles on his way to challenge the champions. He picked up the WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title and defended it several times. He also added the NABF heavyweight title and WBC FECOMBOX heavyweight title to his name.

Can Chris Arreola challenge for a world title again?

These achievements show that Arreola has had an impressive career in the sport. However, he claimed he is still chasing the elusive world title. So can the Mexican-American fighter challenge for the title again?

A victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. tonight would increase his chances of facing one of the champions. However, at 40, it is difficult to see Arreola sticking around till any of the heavyweight champions can fight him.

Moreover, he is not the superstar name that could warrant a title fight regardless of the rankings and obligations. Therefore, it is unlikely that ‘The Nightmare’ will get another shot at any of the titles regardless of his performance in tonight’s main event.

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – JULY 15: Chris Arreola weighs-in at Legacy Arena at the BJCC on July 15, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. The weigh-in is for his July 16th fight against Deontay Wilder. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

However, his opponent Andy Ruiz Jr. won his world titles in unpredictable circumstances. Thus, one can never rule out anything in the sport of boxing.

What do you make of Chris Arreola’s career achievements? Do you think he can earn himself another shot at the title?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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