Boxing Results: Luis Nunez Stops Carlos Arrieta
By Ken Hissner: At the Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, Florida on ShoBox Friday, Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing) and TKA Boxing in associate with PBC presented in the Main Event Super Featherweight Dominican’s Luis “The Twist” Reynaldo Nunez stopped Puerto Rico’s Carlos “The Chosen One” Arrieta in the tenth and final round.
In the Main Event Luis “The Twist” Reynaldo Nunez, 16-0 (12), #128 ¼, of Puerto Plata, DR, by way of Reading, PA, stopped Carlos “The Chosen One” Arrieta, 14-1 (8), #129 ¼, of Trujillo Alto, PR, at 1:41 of the tenth and final round.
In the first round, for two minutes, Arrieta outworked Nunez to the body while Nunez came back in the final minute with some offense. In the second round, Nunez would take some body shots and counter well to the head of Arrieta, causing swelling under the right eye.
In the third round, Arrieta kept his hands high, only going to the body when he let his hands go. Nunez continued to have his way.
In the fourth and fifth rounds, things slowed down a bit as Nunez landed a bit more than Arrieta, who finally threw some headshots. In the sixth and seventh rounds, it was all Nunez landing overhand rights to the head while inside with little return from Arrieta.
In the eighth round, the pattern continued, with Nunez being the busier of the two. In the ninth round, both fighters were warned for holding as the action slowed down, but Nunez was still doing enough to control the fight.
In the tenth and final round, Nunez rocked Arrieta with a lead right on the chin. Nunez, looking to finish it, landed a flurry of punches having Arrieta defenseless and exhausted, forcing referee Frank Gentile to call a halt. Arrieta hadn’t won a round since the first.
In the co-feature Light Heavyweight Ali Izmailov, 7-0 (5), #179 ¾, of Malgobek, Russia and Detroit, MI, stopped Israel “Bumaye” Duffus, 20-8 (17), #174 ¾, of San Miguelito, Panama, and L.A., CA, in the fourth round of a scheduled ten rounds.
Lightweight southpaw Starling “El Poli” Castillo, 16-1 (12), #134 ¾, of Quina Sueneo, DR, lost a lopsided decision on the canvas twice to Otar “Pitbull” Eranosyan, 11-0 (6), #135, of Akhalkalaki, GEO, and Miami Beach, FL, over eight rounds.
In the first round, the shorter Eranosyan worked inside while Castillo countered. Halfway through the round, a left from Eranosyan on the chin dropped Castillo in a delayed knockdown for an 8-count from referee Young.
In the final ten seconds, a counter right from Eranosyan again dropped Castillo. In the second round, Eranosyan coming in low landed solid left hooks having Castillo against the ropes. In the middle of the ring, Castillo used his reach to get the best of the action. Eranosyan won the round though close.
In the third through the fifth rounds, Eranosyan landed 3 and 4 punches at a time on the chin keeping Castillo on the defense against the ropes with Castillo landing left uppercuts to the chin but not enough to win a round.
In the sixth round, Eranosyan continues to work Castillo to the ropes with a body attack. He ended the round with a right on the chin, getting the attention of Castillo.
In the seventh round, it was all Eranosyan at times showboating with hands to his side, daring Eranosyan to fight. He landed punches in bunches at times. In the eighth and final round, Eranosyan continued his all-out assault driving Castillo backward on the defense.
Scores were 79-71 and 80 to 70 twice as did this writer have it.
Super Feather southpaw Edwin “La Granda” De Los Santos, 13-1 (12), #129, of Santo Domingo, DR, lost a split decision to William “The Silent Assassin” Foster lll, 14-0 (9), #129 ½, of West New Haven, CT, over 8 sloppy rounds.
In the first two rounds, it was all De Los Santos with little return from Foster. In the third round, Foster finally started some offense though walking into left uppercuts by De Los Santos who is slowing down.
In the fourth round at the halfway point, a clash of heads caused a cut on the left eyebrow of De Los Santos. Referee Frank Gentile took away a point from Foster for using his head. Otherwise, it was another good round for Foster.
In the sixth round, De Los Santos continues to be pushed to his knees out of a clinch. He seems exhausted. In the seventh round, De Los Santos only fought in spurts. Foster continues winning rounds since the third. In the eighth and final round, De Los Santos may have pulled out the round.
Scores were 77-74 De Los Santos and 77-74 twice for Foster, with this writer 76-75 Foster.
Super Middle Elvis Figueroa, 10-0 (6), #166 ¾, of New Haven, CT, defeated Ryan Adams, 8-4-1 (6), #164, of St. Louis, MO, over 8 rounds.
Scores were 80-72 and 78-74 twice.
Super Light Shinard Bunch, 18-1-1 (15), #141 ¾, of Trenton, NJ, defeated Shyngyskhan “Chingiz” Tazhibay, 9-1 (2), #141 ¼, of Karaganda, KAZ, and Wash, DC, over 8 rounds.
Scores were 80-71 and 80-72 twice.
Lightweight Roberto “Rifle” Ramirez, 25-3-1 (18), #140, of San Diego, CA, knocked out Rodolfo “El Tsunami” Puentes, 20-9-2 (16), #142 ½, of Barranquilla, COL, in the first round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
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