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Chris Arreola to visit juvenile hall

September 1, 2009 |  6:22 pm

Chris Unbeaten Riverside heavyweight boxer Chris Arreola will visit with an estimated 200 young men in custody at the Central Hall Juvenile Facility in Los Angeles (1605 Eastlake Blvd.) at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Arreola, preparing for his Sept. 26 world title shot against champion Vitali Klitschko at Staples Center, will address what it's like to be so close to becoming the first Mexican American heavyweight champion of the world and encourage the youngsters to stay positive and realize "there is a way out," a spokesman for the fighter said.

-- Lance Pugmire

Photo: Chris Arreola speaks during a press conference on Aug. 13 to announce his upcoming WBC heavyweight championship bout against Vitali Klitschko on Sept. 26. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA