McWilliams Arroyo had no problem tonight with veteran flyweight Luis Maldonado, opening the Showtime-televised action from San Juan with a dominant 10-round win. Arroyo (11-1, 9 KO) won on scores of 98-92, 99-91, and 99-91. Bad Left Hook scored it 100-89 for the Puerto Rican prospect.
Arroyo, 26, started the fight a bit tentatively, feeling out the 34-year-old Maldonado (36-8-1, 27 KO) in the first round, but after that it became pretty much one-way action. In the sixth round, Arroyo unloaded on Maldonado, opening a big gash under the Mexican's right eye and drilling him with power shots to the head and body.
It was supposed to be a step up, and it was -- Arroyo showed that he's a legit, real deal prospect, landing 223 of 627 total punches (36%), including 170 of 381 power punches (45%). Maldonado landed 85 of 552 total (15%), and 80 of 453 power punches (18%)
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