The Puerto Rican fighter McWilliams Arroyo He didn’t win the flyweight championship of the World Boxing Council when his struggle towards the Mexican Julio César Martínez was declared a ‘no contest’ on account of a reduce that the Puerto Rican suffered on Friday night time.
Arroyo, who waited for 16 months and two cancellations to satisfy Martínez, lastly confronted the Aztec in one of many co-featured fights on an undercard held on the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Arroyo, in his third beginning alternative, got here out aggressively and despatched Martinez to the canvas with a left hook to the physique within the opening moments of the struggle. Nonetheless, Martinez retained his composure and got here from behind to dominate the primary spherical pulling down the Puerto Rican.
In the second, Arroyo returned to go to the canvas with a left hook from the Mexican. The Puerto Rican had already suffered a reduce on his proper eyebrow that started to cloud his visibility.
At the tip of the spherical, Arroyo complained that he couldn’t see by his proper eye and earlier than the beginning of the third spherical, the medical doctors checked the Puerto Rican and beneficial to referee Johnny Callas to cease the match.
Because the damage was attributable to an unintentional head butt, the crash was declared a ‘no contest’ and Martinez retained his championship.