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W. Klitschko vs. Arreola in Nov.?

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Trainer Manny Steward said that he is targeting Chris Arreola for Wladimir Klitschko's next defense, and that he may be working as the corner man for Tyson Fury's next bout.

Steward said that he would like to see Klitschko-Arreola in November or December. "Arreola's who I would like for Wladimir," Steward told RingTV.com. "I know that at 235 pounds, Chris Arreola is doing something right. He's clearly become more serious with his training and he would make Wladimir fight."

The 67-year-old Steward also said that were it not for his role as ringside commentator for Saturday night's Amir Khan-Zab Judah fight, he might have been in the corner of Fury (15-0, 10 knockouts), who scored a unanimous decision over Dereck Chisora on the same night.

"I spoke to him the morning of his last fight and wished him good luck,” Steward said. “But this last fight, because of the fact that I had a broadcast job the same day, I couldn't leave because of my contract. But there is a good possibility that we'll be training him for his next fight.”

"Tyson has natural coordination and he's just 22 years old, so he's got time on his side ad there's no rush. But he is going to be the next dominant heavyweight after Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. I've worked with Tyson for his fights before. He came here and lived with me and stayed at my house with me. He's a cousin of Andy Lee, who I also train. He'll take over in another year or year in a half."