Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roberto Arriaza Crushes Sammy Valentin With Knockout in One

By Elisinio Castillo

Unbeaten welterweight talent Roberto Arriaza (16-0, 13 KOs) demolished world ranked contender Sammy Valentin (13-2, 10 KOs) in less than 30 seconds of the first round in the main event of a Telemundo televised card, as part of an All-Star Boxing event in Tampa, Florida.

Arriaza walked out of the ring with the Intercontinental welterweight belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on his right shoulder.

Twenty seconds into the first round, when the muscles were still cold, Arriaza placed a right hand on the chin of Valentin, making his legs look like an accordion, and immediately activated his killer instinct and finished him off with seven punches to the face - which forced the referee's early intervention.

arriaza

Arriaza, with power in his fists, may have secured a world ranking after his drubbing of Valentin - who is ranked at number twelve in the welterweight division under the WBO.

"I had promised a war, that's why I worked hard. I gave him my best punch, he stood there and I took the opportunity to finish it. I know I have the wood to do make it a good race, I only have to work harder and put everything in the hands of God," said Arriaza, when interviewed after the fight.

"This belt is dedicated to my mother and my sister, who have always supported me."

In the front row, watching the match, was Francisco "Paco" Valcárcel, president of the WBO, and the retina of his eyes were delighted with the performance of the Nicaraguan.

"Arriaza is very good, he impressed me, he has a natural strength, hits well, moves well, looked like an excellent champion and also has the size for the division. If he takes care of himself he can go a long way," the boxer said.

Arriaza is from Nicaragua, but he did his training camp in Los Angeles. He signed with Thompson Boxing several years ago.

"I need fights like these to prove my worth in the welterweight division, there's a lot of talent and a victory against a qualified boxer will make me rise in the standings," he said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 03-17-2018

That's too KO losses for Sammy 1 and round 2 in 1 and round 1 looks like he doesn't either warm up properly or more importantly he doesn't have the chin sure the guy he was fighting was a heavy…

Comment by kidbazooka on 03-17-2018

This kid can hit someone to keep an eye on.

Comment by Letmaku on 03-17-2018

Arriaza put everything in the hands of God! That's my boy. No need for Mexican meat. No cheating hearts.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Go Face To Face in Vegas Photos: Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez - ShoBox Triple Weights Photos: Robert Easter is Grinding Hard For Mikey Garcia Fight Mikey Garcia: I May Go To 147 By Year's End, I Want Spence! Danny Roman Deal With Hearn is Five Fight Co-Promotion Sanchez: Gassiev Can’t Afford to Give Away Rounds Against Usyk Joshua: It's My Career, It's Not Determined By What People Want Hearn: If Deontay Wilder is Man of His Word - He'll Sign Contract! UK News: Hughes, Turner, Donnelly, McFadden, McComb Photos: Usyk, Gassiev - Go Face To Face at Final Press Conference Jaime Munguia: I Want To Unify - I Prefer Jarrett Hurd! Sam Eggington Replaces Kell Brook, Will Face Brandon Cook Arum: Canelo Will Pay Price For Being Off Juice, Triple-G KOs Him Promoter: If Joshua Had Choice, He Wouldn't Fight Povetkin Trainer: Pacquiao is Unbeatable When He Trains Like That! Hearn: 12 More Fighters To Sign, They Won't Be Able To Stop Us Frank Warren Warns That Liam Smith is Live Dog With Munguia Research Suggests Non-Contact Boxing Can Combat Parkinson's Joshua: Dillian Whyte Will Beat Joseph Parker - By Knockout Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Not a Guy That You Can Trust Liam Williams: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith is Difficult To Call Abel Sanchez: If Usyk Fights Like Before, He's On His Back in 9! Dec Spelman Makes a Successful Ring Return, Back on 9/7 The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat) Hearn: No One Knows Who Wilder is - 50-50 Will Never Happen! Povetkin: I've Always Been Clean, Failed Tests Were Suspicious Christian "Macho Time" Camacho on Boxeo Telemuno Card Crawford Tops Lomachenko, Wins ESPY For 'Fighter of the Year' Teofimo Lopez To Undergo Surgery on Right Hand on Friday Rey Vargas Already Back To Work, Hopes For Quick Return Photos: Jean Pascal, Steve Bosse - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: I'd Rather Lose Than Use PEDs To Win Toka Kahn Clary vs. Kid Galahad - IBF Eliminator Ordered Jazza Dickens vs. Martin Ward Rematch Off Due To Injury Dmitry Bivol: Fight Against Kovalev 'Most Likely' Will Happen Kalle Sauerland Talks WBSS Season 2 Draft, Usyk vs. Gassiev Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Jose Roman Jean Carlos Torres Headlines Return of PRBBP Series, August 10 Promoter: I Really Believed Munguai Would Knock Golovkin Out Lucas Matthysse Blasts Critics Who Claim He Quit With Pacquiao
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement