Heavyweight contender, Chris Arreola (29-2, 25 KOs) returns to the ring January 28th against Midwest club fighter, Joey Abell (27-4, 26 KOs) at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California as part of an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” telecast.
Arreola is coming off an August unanimous decision win over Manuel Quezada in a bout which saw the Los Angeles native injure his right hand.
Abell is 7-0 (7 KOs) with 1 no contest in his last eight bouts, but the combined record of those last 8 opponents is 159-119-4. Fighting almost exclusively in the Midwest, Abell’s most noteworthy victories have come against journeymen Galen Brown and Marcus Rhode.
Scheduled on the undercard, is a twelve-rounder between NABO lightweight champ, John Molina (21-1, 17 KOs) and Raymundo Beltran (23-4, 15 KOs)