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Sunday, April 27, 2014

In Training Camp With Chris Arreola

On May 10, in Los Angeles, Chris Arreola 36-3-0 (31 KOs) will battle Bermane Stiverne 23-1-1  (20KOs) for the vacant WBC Heavyweight Title, the title that was vacated by Vitali Klitschko last December. Arreola, a resident of Southern California opted to keep his training camp close to home, The House of Boxing in San Diego.
I've been fortunate to spend time in Chris's training camp, here are some images.


It is important to protect the fighter's hand so a proper hand wrap is as necessary for the sparring session as it is for the actual fight.



Here Chris checks the wrap on his left.

After the hands are wrapped the gloves go on.

Some last minute instructions from the corner, Henry Ramirez is his coach & Trainer.

For this training camp Chris enlisted fellow heavyweight Joe Hanks 21-1-0 (14KOs) as his sparring partner. Here the mirror each others stance!


After the hard hitting sparring session, Chris

And Joe with Henry in the baseball cap.


Former IBF heavyweight champ Chris Byrd offers some insight.

Two shots of Chris on the heavy bag. 


Session all over - a group shot. L-R Henry Ramirez, Chris Arreola, Chris Byrd, Jamal Abdullah (Hanks coach & trainer) and Joe Hanks.

Many thanks to Chris Arreola, Chris Byrd and the House of Boxing.

As always, all images are copyright Peter Politanoff / RedStarImage, and may not be reproduced without explicit consent.



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