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Virgil Hunter Hospitalized Due To Health Scare, Recovering

Statement From Team Hunter - Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalized. We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and request that his privacy be respected while he recovers. There will not be any further statements made at this time as we allow him to heal.

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IN OTHER NEWS: As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, unbeaten welterweight Roberto Arriaza (16-0, 13 KOs) needed only 20 seconds when he stormed out of the gate and delivered an assault of punches that knocked out WBO Intercontinental champion Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) in the Boxeo Telemundo main event Friday night from Tampa, Fla.

The first round stoppage nets Arriaza the WBO Intercontinental Title and likely a spot in the sanctioning body's official rankings.

"I knew that Valentin would want to start fast so I just had to beat him to the punch," said Arriaza, who is promoted by Thompson Boxing. "I landed some strong punches, which dropped his guard, and I unloaded after that."

Arriaza, 27, is based in Nicaragua but trained in Los Angeles for his bout against Valentin. It was Arriaza's third fight in the U.S., but after Friday night's performance, he may find himself stateside for the foreseeable future.

"We were confident going in, but didn't expect such a quick finish," said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing. "Arriaza came out with such determination that those 20 seconds felt longer. He was brilliant tonight [Friday]."

"Arriaza had a jaw-dropping performance to say the least," said Alex Camponovo, longtime matchmaker and general manager at Thompson Boxing. "You could tell he was thinking knockout after the first big punch landed. I'm glad he was able to end it early."

"Hurricane" Sammy Valentin vs. Roberto "Dinamita" Arriaza was brought to you by All Star Boxing, INC., in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions.
 
The event took place from the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Fla.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonyGe on 03-18-2018

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery..Your one of the good guys..

Comment by T.M.T on 03-18-2018

Hoping for the best good man and trainer

Comment by Straightener on 03-17-2018

Hope Virgil gets a speedy recovery He’s a good sort in a rough business

Comment by millcitymauler on 03-17-2018

He's a tough old hombre... I'm betting he comes out of this just fine

Comment by The Smash on 03-17-2018

HBO need to hire him. His commentary on the Alexander-Ortiz fight reminded me of Manny Stewart.

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