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Arreola explains Don King racism allegations

By Miguel Maravilla

Coming off his knockout of Eric Molina, heavyweight Chris “Nightmare” Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) was in attendance last Friday for Thompson Boxing’s card at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. It took Arreola only one round to stop Molina in a scheduled twelve round heavyweight bout last week in Corpus Christi, Texas. However the biggest punch of the night was in his post-fight interview when he referred to Molina’s promoter Don King as a “f—ing a–hole and a racist,” prompting Showtime’s Jim Gray to immediately terminate the interview. “Honestly Don King called me a wetback, and other Mexicans,” Arreola told “That’s a strong word. It’s like me dropping N bombs. You don’t say things like that.”

Regarding his victory over Molina, Arreola stated “I made quick work of Molina. It’s something I am supposed to do and get him out of there as quick as possible.”

As for what he has in mind for 2012, Arreola concluded “I know I am returning in May. I don’t know exactly when but the main thing this year is that I will be world champion. That’s my main goal.”

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