Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola calls it a "must-win" and may retire if he loses. Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell calls it "do-or-die" and a "crossroads fight for both of us." This Saturday, Sept. 7, Arreola (35-3, 30 KO's), of Riverside, Calif., meets Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO's), of Brandywine, Md., in a 12-rounder on Showtime.
Take a look at what each man had to say as they approach their fight this weekend.
The 6-foot-2½-inch, 31-year-old Mitchell is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision over Johnathon Banks last June 22 on SHOWTIME. Getting his revenge against the only fighter who defeated him, Mitchell dropped Banks in the second round, bounced back after getting staggered a couple of times and then thoroughly outworked Banks in the later rounds to win by the scores of 117-109, 115-112 and 114-112.
"Banks hurt me in the third round, but I recovered and felt confident that I won. I thought I easily won eight of the 12 rounds....