CHRIS ARREOLA has told Anthony Joshua not to “be a b***h” after confirming talks over a fight have “been in the works”.
Joshua is planning to return to the ring in December following his rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.
Negotiations for an all-British clash with WBC champ Tyson Fury took place.
However, the two camps couldn’t agree a fight before a set deadline with Fury set to take on Derek Chisora in a trilogy.
AJ, 33, could now take on 41-year-old Arreola, who last fought in May 2021 against former heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz Jr.
Arreola lost the 12-round slugfest with Ruiz Jr, who handed Joshua his first professional loss.
Despite the loss, Arreola would like to take on Joshua, calling on the Brit not to “be a b***h”.
Arreola also confirmed a fight with the former Olympian is “in the works”.
Speaking to ESNews, Arreola said: “That’s [Joshua fight] one of the things that’s been in the works. I’ll take that fight – I love it!
“Joshua, don’t be a b***h! Let’s make this motherf***er happen bro.
“I’m a fighter, I love fighting, so let’s f***ing fight. Let’s make it happen – here, there, wherever you want to make it.”
Arreola has also shared the ring with Deontay Wilder, who won on Saturday with a devastating knockout against Robert Helenius.
SunSport revealed Wilder is ready to negotiate for a super-fight with Joshua at Wembley next year.
Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel said: “We said at the press conference it depends what surfaces this week. Whether it be Oleksandr Usyk, or Hearn reaching out.
“It’s funny with Eddie, he made all these big statements before, ‘Oh, I tried and I tried, Shelly doesn’t want to talk to me.’
“I said I would talk to him, but after the fight, because that is when it makes sense, that is what the reality is.
“I always said, there was no reason to have spoken before the fight, but we’re always willing to talk to him.”
Finkel continued: “I was asked if they offered the right deal, would we do the fight in the UK? Of course.
“Financially, it could be Saudi Arabia or another country, but it really comes down to them.
“I believe the fight between Deontay and Joshua will do 80,000 at Wembley.”
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