Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arroyo Eager To Take Advantage of Carlos Cuadras HBO Showcase

by Miguel Rivera

After an inactivity of almost two years, Puerto Rico's McWilliams Arroyo will have the opportunity to open 2018 with a fight that could reactivate his professional career.

Arroyo, 32 years old, in his last fight in April 2016 had a great performance in losing a unanimous decision against then world champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez, will return on February 24 at the Inglewood Forum in California.

Arroyo's return will come in the form of an HBO televised showdown with former world champion Carlos Cuadras, on a night of super flyweight showdowns.

mcwilliams-arroyo (2)

The main event will feature a world title showdown between WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sister Rungvisai and Juan Francisco 'El Gallo' Estrada.

"After so much waiting and so much time, now something good is given to me. It is a great opportunity. The one I had been waiting for for some time and finally it was given to me," said Arroyo to Carlos Narvaez.

Arroyo was preparing to return to the ring in September, but his comeback was delayed after the devastation that Hurricane Maria hit down on Puerto Rico.

"I trained throughout the year. A week before the hurricane we were preparing but the fight fell out. These are things that are totally out of my hands and I can not control. But the opportunity came and we are going to take advantage of it."

For Arroyo, who has a record of 16-3 and 14KO's, it will be a match against a dangerous opponent but he knows him very well. Cuadras has a record of 36-2-1 and 27KO's, and his two defeats have been by decision at the hands of 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez and then with 'El Gallo' Estrada.

"It's a fight at 115 pounds. I think people really enjoyed my fight with 'Chocolatito' and everyone knows what happened there. I have not stopped training and Carlos Cuadras, I've already seen him. We know it is a difficult fight, but we will also go for the victory. I always trust in my talents and throw everything else in the ring.

"The negotiations [for a comeback] have been slow. But all of that is now left behind me. I'm grateful to HBO for the opportunity, and what all this means is that Christmas is over for me. Now it is time to train for the remaining months."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by badboyz08 on 12-26-2017

not the card im looking for , but prove me wrong bro :D

Comment by richardt on 12-26-2017

Arroyo really impressed in his fight against Choc. He showed he was worthy of high profile fights by showing heart and skills in that fight. But Cuadras may be a little too much for him. I was hoping he could…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 12-25-2017

What a great card and a great division - best division in boxing right now. I'll go Cuadras in a close fight - hoping we get to see Cuadras vs. Rungvisai next after both win... both have tough fights though...…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in NYC Broner: Pacquiao Ain't Fighting Floyd, I'm Gonna Beat His Ass! Photos: Canelo Grinding Hard For Rocky Fielding Title Clash Pacquiao Confirms He'll Work With Roach Again For Broner Bout Pacquiao Warns Broner: I've Learned To 'Problem Solve' in Politics Canelo on GGG Win: Nicest Feeling To Shut Mouths With Facts! Claressa Shields vs. Femke Hermans Set, December 8 on HBO Ganigan Lopez Tops Telemundo Card in Mexico City Yves Ngabu vs. Micki Nielsen Finalized For February 16, Belgium Nathan Gorman vs. Alex Leapai Set For Warrington-Frampton LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao vs. Broner - NYC Press Conference Bivol: Alvarez KO Of Kovalev Surprised Me, Favor Him In Rematch Ugas Confident of Winning WBC Belt - Surprising Porter, Critics Hurd: I Would Beat Both Charlos, Canelo and Golovkin! Joseph Parker: After Flores, Hopefully I'll Be Fighting in The UK BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - Nov. 19 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits New York For Broner Presser Kieran Smith Ready For Step Up in Class With Peter McDonagh WBC Prez: I Hope Golovkin vs. Charlo Eliminator Will Happen Frampton: Warrington is Made For Me - I'll Prove I'm Better Canelo Says His Coach Felt Fielding Was Perfect Foe at 168 Juan Francisco Estrada Year-End Ring Return Ruled Out Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol De La Hoya: If I Train For 3 Months - I Can Get in With The Best! Claressa Shields: I'm The Greatest Woman of All-Time! Photos: David Lemieux, Yves Ulysse Presser For Canelo-Fielding Thomas Valdez Shocks Luis Coria With Split Decision Win Chavez Jr. Admits To Abusing Drugs, Alcohol After Martinez Loss Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement