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Fatty Chris Arreola Jumps In Against Toothpick Deontay Wilder

Yes, Virginia, the little known, lightly regarded Deontay Wilder plans on defending his ill begotten WBC heavyweight title in the Mecca of Alabama Boxing, Saturday, July 16 from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham against the congenital fatty livewire, the always entertaining and often hard slugging Chris Arreola, 36-4-1, 31 KO.

Wilder vs Arreola Video Conference

Wilder vs Arreola Video Conference

This little in house stag do is part of Al Haymon‘s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes and typical of Wilder’s short notice defenses against fighters seen as fringe contenders at best. Actually, most all of Wilder’s entire career was built against short notice TBAs because he flew so far under of the radar of public notice. The formerly ranked Arreola has been unranked by Ring for some time now, and currently ranked 46th by the expanded boxrec rankings, so he would be the 2nd highest ranked defense of the four fighters Wilder has defended against. Conversely, PBC viewing numbers have been sinking like a rock from this poorly conceived business model that looks to bleed investors dry. They did manage to get a big numbers boost 3 weeks ago from the Keith Thurman/Shawn Porter fight that actually pitted 2 top fighters in a compelling fight compared to the usual Haymon dross. Utterly amazing that they never seemed to think about matching their top fighters this before.

The Canary That Ate The Cat?

The Canary That Ate The Cat?

A comparison between Wilder’s and Arreola’s most recent common competition saw Wilder struggle mightily against a suspiciously sick Don King fighter, Bermane Stiverne, a terribly sloppy affair. In stark contrast, Arreola had been whoopin’ a much healthier Stiverne a new one before getting coldcocked in the 6th round. Not sure of Deontay could take a tenth of that damage Arreola doled out, but if Wilder happened to be caught, he and Haymon will be forever known as the two dolts who backed out of a $20 mil fight with Povetkin because of a few nanograms of a common prescription drug and they may well still be regardless of this outcome.

Arreola is both literally and financially a massively “hungrier” fighter than Wilder and would take that fight in a nanosecond. And speaking of nanos, a nano gram is one Billionth of a gram folks, more properly expressed as 1/1,000,000,000. If Wilder was entirely made of meldonium, the exotic drug in question, 229 lbs in his last fight, and was divided by a billionth, he wouldn’t be big enough for a microscopic mite to eat, but if that mite accidentally inhaled him, why that mite would test positive in illicit drug testing cartel laboratories, perhaps leading to a suspension by The Mighty Mite Kingdom until Mr. Mite could find a meldonium free zone to do his mighty mite work.  That’s how ridiculously worthless this unholy marriage of Boxing and the illicit drug testing cartels has been. Worse, if Arreola lifts the title and test positive for marihoochi as he’s done twice before, well, it couldn’t happen to a pair of more deserving goofs.

Fortunately for Wilder, the reason Arreola is ranked so low these days is because in his three 2015 fights, he looked lethargic even if he got his weight down to 236 for his last fight. Could be all the spark has gone out of him after Stiverne starched him?

The only thing left is to hope for is a good fight and let boxing sort out if they really want to continue their ever dwindling business model that couldn’t even competently officiate their highest grossing all time fight in history, Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015. The UFC was recently sold for 4.2 billion dollars, that after an investment of a $2 million some 16 years ago that has consistently posted higher earnings than boxing and pro wrestling for about a decade now. The reason for their success is so simple as to beggar belief: They actually made competitive fights that were fan friendly, it was that simple, so here we are stumbling into Wilder vs Arreola in Birmingham, Alabama, only in boxing!

Mutt & Jeff

Mutt & Jeff

***VADA Spoiler Alert***Alexander Povetkin vs Deontay Wilder

WBC heavyweight belt holder, Deontay Wilder, 36-0, 35 KO, goes against mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, 30-1, 22 KO, at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, this Saturday on May 21st.

Or not.

Seems the dirty sport of boxing and drug testing have created a mess that threatens each more than they realize. You can read about my previous take on the grazing herds of the fighting boxing media and neo-Nazi drug testing cartels here that ultimately exposed the hypocrisy of TUE 49-0 Floyd Mayweather as the liar and cheat he deserved to be all along.


However, this is all about Alexander Povetkin vs Deontay Wilder on May 21st, 2016, where after 3 previous April drug tests were passed by Povetkin, suddenly he failed 4th one with a low doses of what was a legal substance until January 1st of this year, meldonium, triggering the fight cancellation or postponement depending on which official or which fight camp is talking.  Jeez, you might ask, just what in the name of John L Sullivan is this meldonium stuff and how can it just suddenly appear?

One might suppose that meldonium is related to vibranium mixed with tooth faery dust, but NOOOOO, over 100 athletes have been caught unawares this year already for meldonium traces. No telling how many were caught for using asthma inhalers or the thousands of supplement products causing trace drug fail results every year, likely much like this case where many Russian supplements may well contain some meldonium because it’s perfectly legal there. How can we tell when most all the world is infested with what the drug testing cartels deem illegal?

Why o Why? Some of us ask the same suspect boxing officials and drug testing employees, why they can’t pass their own tests? I’ll tell you why, because they’re not obligated to test themselves, but instead chose to insure that their own messes don’t stink by not participating in their fraud. I myself could pass every test but the one for beer traces, and oh to hear the slings and missives hurled my way for being a drug cheat…only in boxing.

This latest drug testing disaster was all foretold in advance when the two different classes of snakes decided to engage the unholy marriage dance with each other. There have been no big fails as the boxing cognoscenti predicted, only little nickle and dime stuff with the one exception, the USADA’s TUE 49-0 Therapeutic User Exemption swept under the Vegas commish handy rug with the rest of the trash they try to hide. The  exemption was found to be  submitted for approval  to the Vegas commish a full 3 weeks after the fight ended, utterly shameless.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have already been lost in expensive training preparation for the Povetkin/Wilder fight, and may magnify to 20+ millions lost if this fight can’t be properly rescheduled as the usual shady suspects dicker over what amounts to much ado about nothing. Just pitiable, but such is not only reflective of the current state of boxing, but also that of the world.