The Tuaman was back in action after a two year layoff. He only needed two rounds to completely destroy Shane Carwin. Fast hands and massive power made Tua look like Tyson in the mid-80s when he was beating on bums. At 36 it’s unlikely Tua will threaten for the Championship but the devastating KOs he scores will still put asses in the seats. Video courtesy of RingTV. [flv:http://www.fightreport.net/flash/tua_cameron.flv 480 368]
In a very one-sided fight, Vitali Klitschko stopped Cristobal Arreola in 10 rounds tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA to retain his WBC Heavyweight Championship.
Arreola was never in the fight. Few jabs, poor lateral footwork and a lack of head movement left him wide open for Klitschko. Vitali used his jab and right hand to keep Cris at bay. Whenever Cris managed to close the distance Vitali would circle out of harm’s way or tie him up. The few punches Arreola did land did not phase Klitschko.
Vitali landed 215 more punches than Cris and by the end of the tenth round, Arreola’s face was a mess. His trainer Henry Ramirez mercifully stopped the bout even though Cris likely would have made it to the twelfth.
Klitschko was gracious after the fight. “Arreola gave great performance, I was very surprised. He has great chin. And actually after I land right hook, many of my opponents go to the floor. He still stays. Big respect.” The crowd booed him loudly.
Arreola was an emotional wreck after the fight and I felt bad for him. Even though he got dominated he never quit. His trainer made that call for him. “I wanted to go the full 12 rounds. I knew he was fuckin me up but hey, I’m sorry guys… …He was just a smarter fighter in there. And whatever I did he’d find a way to counteract that. He just found a way to win and I found a way to lose… …I promise I’ll be back. This ain’t the last you’ve seen of me. Fuck that I’m coming back.”
With the win Klitschko improves to 38-2, 37 KOs while Arreola drops to 27-1, 24 KOs.
Klitschko 151 out of 283 (53%)
Arreola 24 out of 107 (22%)
Klitschko 301 out of 802 (38%)
Arreola 86 out of 331 (26%)
Juan Manuel Marquez took the worst beating of the weekend. In fact, Saturday night is a perfect illustration as to why Boxing is less safe than MMA. UFC 103 took place in Dallas and there were a lot of beatings on that card. But even if you add all of them together they still do not add up to the 36 minute beating Marquez took at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Vegas.
There was a short feeling out process but once the beating finally commenced Vitor was extremely effective and efficient. The only thing missing from the beating was a white tank top and a beer belly.
Rich was basically out after a sweeping left hook left him on all fives. Belfort bounced three more blows off the back and sides of his head to ensure his dominance. Official time the beating was stopped: 3:02 of round one.
Mirko endured a longer beating but in the end he succumbed to the younger, stronger Junior dos Santos. Multiple knees to the face busted CroCop up pretty good and then a short, right uppercut to the eye caused him to verbally submit. Official time was 2:00 of round three.
Up next: Franklin’s beating.
Might as well have given Josh a golf club with the way he teed off on Trigg. After flooring a flat-footed Frank with a punch directly to the face, Koscheck teed him up with his left and battered him with his right. Official time of the stoppage was 1:25 of round one.
Up next: CroCop’s beating.
Did Franca deserve that beating for dressing up like a purple Norfin? No. This is the man who dispatched Manny Reyes Jr. He can dress up like a troll whenever he wants.
Up next: Trigg’s Beating
Great win for Efrain Escudero, he finally got his first TKO stoppage at UFC 103 and it was a good one. He bounced Cole Miller’s head off the canvas like a basketball with brutal punches. Stoppage time was 3:36 of round one.