Photo: Omar Figueroa, Nihito Arakawa - The Scars of War
Lightweights Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa had the scars of battle after their tremendous twelve round war on Saturday night in San Antonio. Figueroa won a twelve round decision, but it was far from easy with Arakawa taking punishment all fight long and continued to come forward with punches of his own. Arakawa threw 1170 punches in the fight, and Figueroa unloaded 960 of his own. The two fighters went to hospital after the match and there was plenty of respect as they took a photo side by side.
[QUOTE=Nicolas L.;13614557]I quite agree. [B]However, don't you think that's what made the fight so entertaining to watch? [/B] The fact that Omar did make the fight harder on himself (particularly his hands which looked quite swollen after the bout) than…Comment by Southpawology on 08-03-2013
Great sportsmanship. Honor and respect between both fighters. Sidenote, imagine katsidis vs arakawa? my god.Comment by Nicolas L. on 08-03-2013
[QUOTE=BoxingKnowItAll;13606567]Omar Figueroa has a long way to go. He has next to no defense whatsoever. He could have made this fight much easier on himself and absorbed a lot less punishment. Entertaining but completely devoid of boxing skill.[/QUOTE] I quite…Comment by Nicolas L. on 08-03-2013
I agree. I saw this fight a few days after it actually took place. Man, what a war! Boxing is truly an art form. Simply beautiful!!! Honestly, what made the fight so thrilling is the fact I had not seen…Comment by NEETzsche on 07-31-2013
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