McWilliams Arroyo: Rejuvenated

Arroyo looked good in return

In life sometimes your body needs to rest and the mind needs to rebuild, that doesn’t normally translate to the same thing in boxing. In a sport where a long layoff often shows technique flaws and huge ring rust, last night we saw one fighter redefine those terms.

Carlos Cuadras vs McWilliams Arroyo was a fight that was supposed to see the former make the claim that he’s still a force to be reckoned with at 115lbs. It was expected to be a showcase type of fight as Arroyo who hadn’t fought in almost two years. After being out since losing to Roman Gonzalez, the Puerto Rican came into this fight on a mission.

It definitely seemed as if the layoff did Arroyo as he simply outboxed the boxer. Arroyo’s performance may have very well put him a step closer to another title shot and his first at 115lb. Arroyo looked sharper, fought smarter & was still a fresh fighter down the stretch while picking up a majority decision over the former WBC Super Flyweight champion.

In the type of fight that Arroyo would normally come up short, he came up big and all after a considerably long layoff. Arroyo had said that he used the layoff to rebuild his mind and body. Apparently it paid off as the future now looks very bright for Arroyo. A very competitive division just got a new player and he’s from Puerto Rico.

By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland

Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."