Giovannie Gonzalez vs. Christian Rene Arenas 2
Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico – 2/7/21
Giovannie “King Gio” Gonzalez is the new Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Featherweight Champion after winning the vacant title on Friday night, July 2, at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico
From Stockton, California, 31-year-old Gonzalez beat local man Christian Rene Arenas by second round knockout, improving his misleading professional record to 11-6-1 (9).
This was a rematch of a December 2019 encounter, which Gonzalez won by sixth round stoppage after a competitive affair, but this time he appeared to be on a different level than his rival.
After a slow first round, where Gonzalez landed a couple of body-shots and Arenas, now 10-2 (5), was hesitant to engage, “King Gio” came out determined to make his mark in round two.
Arenas started to throw meaningful punches back, but Gonzalez landed a hard left to the body which clearly hurt Arenas, and then followed up with three more punches in the same area.
The fourth body-shot send Arenas down hard and unable to beat the count of referee Fernando Renteria.
A longer and more action-packed fight was expected, but Arenas looked out of his debt despite having plenty of time to prepare for the fight. Gonzalez was on top of his game though, and is clearly ready for tougher challenges.
Photo Credit: Tony Armenta / www.strvbxphotography.com
(by Kristian von Sponneck)
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