We arrive at the second American heavyweight on the list, Chris Arreola. Arreola previously was stopped in 10 rounds by Vitali Klitschko four years ago, but Arreola showed a lot of heart in a fight where he never stopped trying.
Now, Arreola is 25 pounds lighter and in much better condition, both physically and mentally. He finally realizes what he needs to do in order to fight at the championship level. He's also been very active as of late, fighting six times in the past year, which is great to build confidence and experience.
I think Arreola will get the nod against Wladimir later this year, and I could see him potentially winning that fight. If he comes in in excellent shape, he's very capable. And if Arreola can lure Wlad into a fight, he has extremely strong power and could really test Wladimir's chin.
Check out the knockout and interview in the video above. Be warned, though—Arreola is very funny in his interview, but he uses a little bit of profanity.