Golovkin Stops Wade in 2; Chocolatito Dominates Arroyo to Decision
WBC interim, WBA and IBF middleweight champion of the world Kazakh superstar Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was victorious Saturday night as he scored a second round stoppage over previously undefeated IBF mandatory contender Dominic “Lights Out” Wade at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California headlining the HBO World Championship Boxing double header.
Golovkin sent Wade to the canvas early in the opening round but in round two Golovkin sent Wade down a pair of times as a solid straight right dropped Wade referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:37 of round two.
Gennady Golovkin scores his 23rd consecutive knockout and stays undefeated as he now stands at 35-0, 32 KO's in handing Dominic Wade his first loss goes to 18-1, 12 KO's.
In the co-feature bout number one pound for pound fighter in the world and WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua dominated McWilliams Arroyo of Puerto Rico in winning a unanimous decision.
Gonzalez boxed well in the opening round as he connected Arroyo solidly. Chocolatito picked it up in round two as he unloaded on Arroyo. Working on the inside in round three Chocolatito connected Arroyo with a huge left hook but Arroyo continued to stand and trade as Gonzalez later connected with a solid right hand. The Nicaraguan landed a clean left hook in round four that staggered Arroyo.
In round five Chocolatito continued to stay on top of Arroyo grinding him down. Chocolatito stalked Arroyo as the Puerto Rican boxed well in round six but Chocolatito connected with the right and followed up with the left hook to the body. Gonzalez connected Arroyo with a series of left hooks to start round eight as he continued to work him.
Continuing his dominance through eight rounds, Chocolatito began to breakdown Arroyo in round ten as he chased him throughout the ring landing a huge right. The championship rounds was all Gonzalez as the tough Arroyo fought on to survive to the final bell.
Judges scored the bout 120-108, 119-109, and 119-109 as "Chocolatito" retains his WBC title improving to 45-0, 38 KO's as he stays undefeated. Mc Williams Arroyo goes to 16-3, 14 KO's.
Local super featherweight prospect Pedro Duran of Paramount stopped Pedro Lopez in four rounds in a scheduled eight round bout. A right uppercut by Duran in the opening round dropped Lopez as he got up. Lopez swung wildly and missed as a right by Duran sent Lopez to the canvas a second time in round. With Lopez's left eye shut Duran stuck the jab boxing away as Lopez did not come out for round five.
Pedro Duran stays undefeated as a prospect improving to 14-0, 11 KO's. Pedro Lopez goes to 6-3-1, 2 KOs.
Female light flyweights Kenia Enriquez of Tijuana, Mexico and Amaris Quintana squared off in a scheduled rounder. Quintana went down in the opening round from a left hook by Enriquez as they continued to fight on. Enriquez continued to land the solid right numerous times as a one-two combination dropped Quintana as the referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the fight at :16 of round five.
Kenia Enriquez improves to 14-1, Amaris Quintana goes to 9-3-2.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan Martin of _ Rosbel Montoya in a scheduled rounder. A right hand in round by Martin sent Montoya to the canvas. Montoya was down a second time as a crunching left hook to the body by Martin dropped him in round four. Martin continued to annihilate Montoya as referee Raul Caiz Jr. stepped in to waive the fight of round five.
Ryan Martin goes to 14-0 as Rosbel Montoya goes to 16-8-1.
The ladies opened up the action at the Forum as East L.A.'s Senisia Estrada won a unanimous decision over Selene Lopez of Mexicali in a scheduled round bout. Estrada boxed unloading combinations and outworking the tough Lopez as she landed some heavy punches stopping Estrada's momentum. All three judges scored the bout 60-54.
Senisia Estrada stays undefeated improves her record to 6-0, Selene Lopez goes to 3-5-3.
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