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Roberto Arraiza KOs Sammy Valentin in 20 Seconds


ORANGE, Calif. (March 17, 2018) - In a fight that lasted all of 20 seconds, unbeaten welterweight Roberto Arriaza (16-0, 13 KOs) stormed out of the gate and delivered an assault of punches that knocked out WBO Intercontinental champion Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) in the Boxeo Telemundo main event Friday night from Tampa, Florida at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC.

The first round stoppage nets Arriaza the WBO Intercontinental Title and likely a spot in the sanctioning body's official rankings.

"I knew that Valentin would want to start fast so I just had to beat him to the punch," said Arriaza, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing. "I landed some strong punches, which dropped his guard, and I unloaded after that.

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