Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California - In a high stakes heavyweight showdown between two highly ranked contenders under the WBC, Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) blew away Seth Mitchell (26-2-1, 19 KOs) in the first round. Mitchell was rocked very early and eventually decked to the mat. He beat the count, but took damage until the referee jumped in to wave things off.
Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) may have ended the career of 38-year-old former two-division world champion Rafael Marquez (41-9, 37 KOs), who took a beating and went down hard in the ninth round. He made it on unsteady legs and the fight was waved off by the referee.