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Chris Arreola Drops, Batters Jean Pierre Augustin in Three

By Keith Idec

ARLINGTON, Texas – Chris Arreola produced a win Saturday night that’ll likely land him at least one more meaningful fight.

The two-time heavyweight championship challenger needed less than three rounds to stop unbeaten but untested Jean Pierre Augustin. Arreola knocked down Augustin once in the third round.

Augustin got up, but Arreola hurt him again. Referee Neal Young stepped in to stop their scheduled 10-rounder at 2:03 of the third round.

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The 38-year-old Arreola’s victory was the first of three fights FOX Sports aired as part Errol Spence Jr.-Mikey Garcia pay-per-view undercard from the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Arreola, of Riverside, California, improved to 38-5-1 (2 NC) and recorded his 33rd knockout.

The 31-year-old Augustin, of Au Cayes, Haiti, fell to 17-1-1, 12 KOs.

Arreola buckled Augustin’s knees by cracking him with a jarring jab about eight seconds into the third round. Augustin tried to hold and survive, but Arreola eventually floored him after connecting with a left hook while Augustin was backed into a neutral corner.

A disoriented Augustin got to his feet. Arreola knew the end was near, however, and pounced on his vulnerable opponent.

Arreola’s ensuing onslaught caused Young to jump between them and prevent Augustin from taking unnecessary punishment.

Arreola pressured Augustin throughout the second round and landed his right hand regularly. Augustin caught Arreola with a few straight lefts in that round and bloodied Arreola’s nose.

Augustin caught Arreola with several left hands as Arreola moved forward, with his hands down, during the first round. Augustin fell to the canvas with 33 seconds to go in the first round, but it was the result of a push.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by smeck on 03-17-2019

[QUOTE=lparm;19588889]How about t[COLOR="Black"]its[/COLOR] versus chisora 2 lads with very little skill trying to knock each other’s head off[/QUOTE] Have him take on BREAZEALE. That'll give that Mauro guy a chance to shout to Al Bernstein, "An Arreola Can't Breathe When…

Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 03-17-2019

Was going to say feed arreola to big baby miller... hut miller had a fight coming up against Joshua... Arreola needs to give the WBO's paquito varcarcel about 100k and he will own a belt....

Comment by DJrabit on 03-16-2019

This was part of the fights aired in PPV what the hell

Comment by P4Pdunny on 03-16-2019

Missed this one

Comment by Herdis on 03-16-2019


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