Demetrius Hopkins vs. Mike Arnaoutis

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Demetrius Hopkins 148 lbs beat Mike Arnaoutis 146 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

Summary

In a ten round televised welterweight ESPN-2 main event, Philadelphia's Demetrius Hopkins executed a perfect game plan from the beginning of round one to the end of round ten, using height and reach advantage to land sharp, accurate and well-timed left jabs around the smaller Arnoutis, and appeared to win nearly every round. Southpaw Arnoutis, a Greek fighter out of Atlantic City who signed with Boxing 360 and a loser of four of his last five with this bout, could not compete with Hopkins superior footwork. Hopkins landed jabs which turned Arnoutis face red and then moved away, offering no target for Arnoutis to hit or chase all night. Demetrius Hopkins did not fight in 2009 after being jailed for nonpayment of child support. This bout was held in Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, with less than 2000 in attendance in an arena with a capacity for 11,000 with two East Coast fighters in the main event rather than a major local fighter which could have a crowd in, which resulted in a loss of a great deal of money for TKO Boxing, who promoted the event.

References

  • ESPN Sports Video Highlight Clip of Hopkins-Arnoutis and Summary [1]
  • Boxing news Coverage of Hopkins-Arnoutis Press Conference [2]
  • Black Athlete Sports Network Story 'Hopkins Wins-and We're Not Talking About Bernard' [3]