IN this week’s edition of Boxing News magazine Chris Arreola speaks exclusively ahead of challenging WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder: 

This is, of course, your third shot at a world heavyweight title. Is this the toughest of your three chances?

Absolutely not! Hands down, Vitali Klitschko would not only have beaten Wilder, he would have demolished him.

He was just a different beast, let’s get that clear. And I made Vitali work, I made him throw more punches than in any other fight in his career [Klitschko won in 10 rounds in 2009]. Stiverne is the hardest puncher I’ve fought, not so much just his power, but the punches he throws that you don’t see coming.

But Vitali is easily the smartest fighter I’ve ever faced.

To read the full exclusive interview don’t miss the latest edition of Boxing News magazine