Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Hector Arroyo
1998-01-09 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 132 lbs beat Hector Arroyo 133 lbs by TKO at 1:21 in round 5 of 10
- Location: Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
- Referee: Fred Steinwinder III
ESPN reported that Mayweather landed 96 of 262 punches (37%) and Arroyo landed 65 of 188 (35%).
Mayweather shows he's ready for a title shot
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Floyd Mayweather showed quickness and power as he used a flurry of punches to knock out veteran Hector Arroyo with 1:21 to go in the fifth round of a scheduled 10-round featherweight fight Friday night at the Biloxi Grand Casino.
Mayweather, 20, a former Olympian, dominated from the opening bell and two seconds before the end of the fourth round caught Arroyo with a straight right hand that dropped him to the canvas.
"I don't want to rush it, but I feel I'm ready to face a world champion or a top contender," Mayweather said. "It's obvious that I'm getting close. I want to be a world champion as quickly as possible."
Mayweather used his left jab to keep Arroyo (16-5-1) at bay and the right hand to hurt the veteran.
Mayweather opened the fifth round with a couple of flurries that sent Arroyo reeling to the canvas and the referee stopped the bout.
"The WBC is the biggest belt out there," Mayweather said. "I want to fight for their title. It would mean a lot to be a WBC champion.