Josesito Lopez Beats Mike Arnaoutis with Unanimous Decision Win
Last weekend the welterweight Josesito Lopez or the “Riverside Rocky” came back from an early knockdown to score a unanimous decision win against “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis at the Fantasy Springs Casino in California.In the eighth round an accidental head-butt left Arnaoutis with a cut above his right eye and the ringside physician ruled that he was unable to continue.
This meant that the fight was decided by the scorecards, the judges ruled in favor of Lopez 77-74, 77-74, and 76-75.
After the fight Lopez said, “I didn’t have my “A” game tonight, but I worked through it and did enough to get a win. I was able to move well and apply pressure, but I never really settled into a nice pace.”
In the closing seconds of the third round it looked as if Arnaoutis might cause an upset as a stiff right jab sent Lopez to one knee. However, Lopez quickly shook it off and worked combinations to the head and body in the next rounds. Arnaoutis did counter well but he was unable to cause serious damage to the bigger and stronger Lopez.