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Chris Arreola Crushes Joey Abell in The First Round

By Ernest Gabion

At the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, the televised main event of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" saw heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (30-2, 26KOs) crush Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell (27-5, 26KOs) at 2:18 of the first round. Arreola caught Abell with a series of bombs that him out on his feet and prompted the referee to jump in quick to stop the action.

Junior welterweight Josesito Lopez (29-3, 17KOs) continues his hot streak by knocking out previously undefeated Mike Dallas Jr. (17-1, 7KOs) in the seventh round. After breaking Dallas down in the middle rounds, Lopez put him away with a hard left hook in the seventh. 

In the first fight of the non-televised portion of tonight's ESPN Friday Night Fights is a six round scrap featuring junior welterweights Joseph Elegele and Manuel Aguilar. Elegele comes out crisp from a sotuhpaw stance tagging Aguilar at will. A sharp right hook drops Aguilar at of the first round causing the referee to stop the bout at 2:18 of the first and improving Elegele to 10-0 (8KOs) while Aguilar drops the first fight of his career and now stands at 5-1 (4KOs).

The next fight was a four round affair that saw the latest Joe Goossen protege Kevin Hoskins wage an absolute war with journeyman Ramon Flores. Both men dug in their
heels and went at it the entire time with Hoskins being the more polished of the two while Flores the grittier warrior. The action would not let up until the very end where Hoskins wins a highly contested split decision turning his record to 4-0 (3KOs) while Flores drops to 3-10-2 (3KOs). 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 01-29-2011

why all the hate? we all know this was just a tuneup after hand injuries.hes still top 10 & he has big fights coming.what surprised me was several posters thought abell had a chance...good win to start 2011 but we…

Comment by HBGBoxingFan on 01-29-2011

"I'm ugly and I don't want to get any more uglier". LMAO

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 01-29-2011

Seemed to be a lot of surprise endings last night.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 01-29-2011

[QUOTE=Dolemite;10024754]Ive been saying it for years now.... GIVE ME ARREOLA VS TONEY!! Can you imagine the sh*t talking that would go on in the pre fight build up? Press brawls and all.. LOL MAKE IT HAPPEN! LOL[/QUOTE] They could make…

Comment by Dolemite on 01-29-2011

for sure! LOL. Reg HBO/Showtime would be cool too. But not PPV son. Even though im sure Toney still believes that he's PPV worthy. LOL.

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