Dude, he’s called “The Nightmare”—as in he looks Freddy Krueger. Yeah, you can sure bet heavyweight boxer Cristobal Arreola’s heard all the jokes before, but I think he spends more time focused on his two fists and titles (He’s the current WBC Continental Americas and North American Boxing Federation Heavyweight Champion)—at least that’s what his promoters are probably telling you. Riversider Arreola is on a collision course bout with Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, the current IBF Heavyweight International Champion, for this “Ring of Fire” match-up at Citizens Business Bank Arena. If you’ll recall, the 28-year-old Arreola suffered a hard-fought defeat last year courtesy of a pair of knuckles belonging to WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko. But he got some respect back when he subsequently took on Brian Minto and taught him a thing or two about hitting the boxing ring floor. Time to dust off another chin. Hey, Adamek: One, two, Cris is coming for you . . .
Ring of Fire: Arreola vs. Adamek at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com. Door open 5PM. Tickets $35-$250.