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Nightmare dreams of becoming first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage

Chris Arreola dreams of the day he becomes the first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage, but before the fighter can think about a title shot, he'll have to get past Philly fighter Chazz Witherspoon on Saturday.

Originally Published: June 18, 2008
By Robert Morales | Special to ESPN.com

Chris Arreola's moniker is "The Nightmare," but he is hopeful that his quest to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican ancestry will ultimately be a sweet dream come true.

"It's history," Arreola said. "The closer and closer it gets, it's not pressure, but it's more 'orgullo,' it's pride. I [have become proud] to say, 'Yeah, I'm going to be the first Mexican heavyweight champion.' I just want to get there and I just can't wait to get there."

Arreola, 27, of Riverside, ...

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