Cris Arreola weighs in 33 pounds heavier than Tomasz Adamek for heavyweight bout
Arreola wasn't fazed by the number, with members of his training team noting he weighed 246 on Tuesday, when they instructed the once-beaten fighter to "stay comfortable" in advance of his HBO-televised bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
"I feel great, I feel strong," Arreola said. "I feel comfortable. I didn't have to hit sauna, or cut weight."
"He could've gone lower, but why try to get him to a number where we'd have to risk carrying him out of here," promoter Dan Goossen said. "He's fit to fight, and that's how we wanted him."
Arreola's conditioning coach, Darryl Hudson, said the fighter "is not overweight; he's worked hard to get where he's at. He looks good, and it's all about how he feels. I told him to take it easy the last couple of days."
Arreola weighed a pound more in his September loss to world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, but Hudson insisted that "Cris is in far better shape now."
Former world light-heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Adamek said he wasn't bothered by the weight disparity.
"It's no problem," Adamek said. "I don't see the problem. I have my tactics. I know what I need to do in the ring."
-- Lance Pugmire
Photo: Cris Arreola. Credit: Andrew Gombert / European Press Agency