Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Roman Gonzalez vs. McWilliams Arroyo

The Forum, Inglewood, CA, April 23
By Peter Lim

This will be as much of a mismatch in the ring as it is on paper. Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KOs)  has more knockouts than Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) has fights, and he has fought the cream of the crop in three divisions. Arroyo's preference is to engage his opponents up close and personal, and if he does that against Gonzalez, it is tantamount to an alley cat walking into a lion's den. Gonzalez effortlessly obliterates Arroyo in the second round with a multi-punch flurry punctuated with a left hook to the jaw.

Arroyo might have written the blueprint on how to ride out Gonzalez's relentless onslaughts; even if he beats you to the punch don't allow him to land his second, third, fourth and fifth shots. He'll still dominate but you might actually hear the final bell.

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