Heavyweight Chris Arreola was lighter than he has been since 2007, and made quick work of Nagy Aguilera tonight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Arreola stopped Aguilera during a third round barrage of punches when the referee stepped in as Arreola rocked an already-dazed Aguilera's head back with a right hand.
Arreola (31-2, 27 KO) came into the fight weighing in at 234 pounds, his lowest since he weighed 233 for a fight with Derek Berry almost four years ago. He has been noted during the build-up to this event for having trimmed a lot of weight (down 15 pounds from his January fight), hoping to get a once-promising career back on track. And while Aguilera (16-6, 11 KO) is not a huge feather in Arreola's cap, the win keeps him moving forward toward another big fight, with the Mexican-American brawler hopefully in the shape to compete this time around against a top heavyweight.
Other results from the off-TV Ward vs Abraham undercard in California:
- Dominik Britsch TKO-5 Delray Raines: Britsch, a 23-year-old German super middleweight, improves to 23-0 (8 KO) with the stoppage of Raines (18-10-1, 13 KO). It's the sixth time that "The Rainmaker" has been stopped in his career, but this is the latest he's ever been stopped. All of his other stoppage losses were KO-1 or KO-2.
- Arman Ovsepyan TKO-1 Arthur Brambila: Ovespyan improves to 11-1 (9 KO). He's a 25-year-old Armenian welterweight now based in Russia.
We'll have much more coverage for this event coming, but if you haven't yet, join us in our live coverage thread for the Ward vs Abraham fight, starting as soon as Showtime's replay of Pacquiao vs Mosley ends.