Daquan Arnett: ‘This fight will mean the first step in getting back to where I belong in this sport’
Daquan Arnett, left, weighing in ahead of his match vs. Angel Hernandez (Photo: Twitter.com)
By Chris Robinson
Later tonight, from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., once-beaten junior middleweight prospect Daquan Arnett (11-1, 7 KO’s) will return to the ring when he faces off with well-traveled Angel Hernandez (16-16-1, 13 KO’s).
The melee marks the Florida native’s first match since his January points loss to Eddie Gomez in Brooklyn. Arnett fought a valiant match against the fellow prospect but he was dropped in the seventh round and was simply outhustled in too many of the scheduled ten rounds.
Aaron Garcia training in Las Vegas earlier this year (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
Later tonight, from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, Calif., former national amateur champion Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (14-3-2, 4 KO’s) returns to the ring when he meets up with Tijuana’s Daniel Ramirez (10-1, 4 KO’s) in a featherweight clash.
Garcia is riding a four-fight winning streak, with the most eye-opening victory in that run being a 5th round knockout over fellow prospect Kevin Hoskins last November.
Garcia is coached by rising trainer Vince Parra and will be looking to capture the vacant USA California State title with a victory. If successful, expect a big fight to come his way later this year.
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Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s beef with Floyd Mayweather and why Brandon Rios had to go back to basics for his return
Former world champion and world class trainer Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s grudge with Floyd Mayweather and the importance of Brandon Rios’ HBO return on Aug. 2.
Exclusive photos: Alexis Santiago and his team settling into Puerto Rico ahead of Emmanuel Rodriguez showdown
Exclusive photos from Puerto Rico as bantamweight prospect Alexis Santiago (16-3-1, 7 KO’s) and his team settle into life on the island ahead of his Aug. 2 clash vs. unbeaten Emmanuel Rodriguez (9-0, 5 KO’s) at the Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo in Catano.
Santiago spent the core part of his camp training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada before making an early trek to the island to settle in ahead of the Rodriguez match. Santiago is on the island with his trainer Rafael Ramos, his brother Ricky, friend Louis Olivera, and sparring mate Paul “Ziggy” Romero.
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CHANCE of a LIFETIME: Compliments from Floyd Mayweather Sr. after tough sparring with Joseph Elegele
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Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scores a first round KO over two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.
Looknongyantoy was rocked by an accidental headbutt and went down. When action resumed, they touched gloves, then Rigondeaux pounced and immediately landed a combination that dropped him. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after just 1:44.
Rigondeaux and Top Rank will now go their separate ways.