INDIO, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2013) - Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (35-3, 30 KO's) and Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO's) along with Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO's), Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO's), Angel Osuna and Ryan Caballero participated in a media workout at the Boys and Girls Boxing Club just two days before their respective bouts this Saturday, Sept. 7, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® (approximately 10:25 p.m. ET/7:25 p.m. PT) immediately after the ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo Episode 3 Premiere, which begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Mitchell vs. Arreola, a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver Heavyweight Title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and sponsored by Corona. In the 10-round co-feature former two-division world champion Rafael Marquez, of Mexico City, returns to the ring to take on Efrain Esquivias, of Gardena, Calif., in a featherweight bout. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:05 p.m. PT.
Tickets for an event originally scheduled for Sept. 6 are priced at $105, $75, $55, $45 and $35 and are available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. All tickets bought for Sept. 6 will be honored on Sept. 7. Doors open at 4 p.m. PT and the first live fights start at 4:05 p.m.
Quotes from Thursday's final workout:
CHRIS ARREOLA, Former World Title Challenger"I'm going to make a statement and make sure that everyone remembers my fight. I'm going to embarrass this kid, Seth. That's my job in there."
"I wish that today was the fight. I hate waiting. It's time to do what I was bred to do; time to do what I was blessed to do."
"I'm more anxious than anything. I don't get nervous, I get anxious. I'm ready to fight. I'm ready to showcase (my skills and talent)."
SETH MITCHELL, WBC International and NABO Heavyweight
"I'm expecting a tough fight but I'm also expecting to be victorious."
"In the days leading up to the fight I think a lot about different aspects of the fight. I think about things that we've studied and we've noticed. I think about my technique and probably review the fight 10 or 12 times in my head before Saturday."
"I'm prepared for the fight. My opponent gives me funny looks but it doesn't matter. It boils down to him and me on Saturday."
"He talks tough, and that's expected from Chris Arreola. He's a clown and a comedian but on Saturday the jokes are going to be on him."