Arroyo, Nietes and Dalakian Win
On the undercard of Superfly 2 on HBO Boxing from the Forum in Inglewood, Ca Donnie Nietes improved to 41-1-4 with 23KOs defeating Juan Carlos Reveco (39-4,19KOs) to become the IBF flyweight Champion. Nietes started the fight behind his jab controlling the pace of the round. In the second it was all Nietes using his movement while staying in the pockets.
By the third round it seemed like Nietes was calmly taking control of the fight as Reveco struggled to find his offense. By the fourth it was more of the same Nietes used his movement and started to pick Reveco apart. By the fifth and sixth it was clear the Nietes was in control and started to sit on his punches more. In the seventh Nietes hurt Reveco and eventually dropped Reveco to become the IBF Worlf Flyweight Champion. It was a good showing for Nietes who has been doing what you saw tonight for quite sometime now.
In the third fight of the night it was McWilliams Arroyo (17-3,14KOs) upset Carlos Cuadras (36-3,27KOs) by majority decision (95-95, 98-92, 97-93), to become the WBC Silver Super Flyweight Champion. In the first it was both men letting their hands go with Arroyo finding a home for his hook. In the second round it was Cuadras landing a big right hand the hurt Arroyo. In the third both guys took turn landing shots on each other, turning into a exciting bout.
In the fourth round it was both guys landing some big shots as it seemed like it was turning into a battle of attrition. In the fifth round it was arroyo landing a big right hand the hurt Cuadras. In the sixth it was more of a back and forth both men have fought in the pocket in the entire fight. The seventh round it was a big round for Arroyo as he seemed in control the entire round and landed a big right hand. It’s a very close fight up to this point that can be tough to score. In the eighth round Arroyo started strong but Cuadras landed the biggger shots. In the ninth and tenth it was Arroyo outboxing Cuadras using his movement and picking his shots. It was a hard earn win for Arroyo and well deserved as both guys fought at a very high level
Also earlier tonight Artem Dalakian, 16-0, 11KO, captured the vacant WBA Flyweight title with an impressive performance over four-time world champion, Brian Viloria, 38-6, 22KO, on Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles. The younger, 30-year-old Dalakian outboxed Viloria the entire time and proved to be too quick and elusive for the 37-year-old to catch. Dalakian really left no doubt as he not only proved hard to hit but also landed a number of hard power punches in route to scores of 118-109 on all three scorecards, Dalakian wins the title vacated by Kazuto Ioka.
By: Wilson Urena