Arreola Stops McCline
By Sam Gregory: Telecast live on HBO from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, tonight’s co-main event is a scheduled 12 round heavyweight match-up between 28 year old undefeated rising star Chris Arreola, 26-0 with 23 knockouts against the 38 year old veteran Jameel McCline 39-9 with 3 draws, 23 wins coming by way of knockout. McCline is the more experienced man last night having boxed 291 professional rounds compared to Arreola’s 77 rounds. McCline weighed in at 271 pounds, Arreola weighed 255 pounds.
In the first round Arreola landed 2 over hand rights while managing to keep McCline from landing anything of significance. Later in the round Arreola scored with some combinations to the body.
In the second round Arreola came out as the aggressor dictating the offensive flow of the fight. Arreola continued to land his solid right hand followed up with good combinations to the body keeping McCline on the defense. Arreola outlanded McCline 20-3 in this round.
In the third round McCline came out using his jab followed with a solid right that slowed Arreola. McCline counter with a good left hook making it his most active round so far. Arreola landed a good solid right hand then got caught with a left hook that slowed him down briefly. Arreola winning 2 rounds to 1 on the unofficial score card.
In the fourth both men traded in the center of the ring, McCline got caught with a left uppercut and solid right hand; he was knocked down and refused to continue. The fight ended at 2:01 of round four. Chris Arreola won by way of fourth round TKO.
Arreola improved his unbeaten record to 27 wins and no loses, 24 wins by way of KO. McCline fell to 39-10.
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