Luis Arias, a one time near Team USA Olympic boxing member, fought for the fifth time as a professional tonight on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's bout with Robert Guerrero. Arias was taking on DonYil Livingston, a former prospect himself.
Arias was able to take advantage of many of the mistakes made by Livingston early in the first round, including cracking to the body and then trying to unleash wild overhand rights to get the finish. Livingston was able to survive the round but things were not looking to be going his way.
The fight wouldn't change much as it continued. Livingston was game to keep trying (and occasionally succeeding) to land and wasn't going down easy, but Arias was getting the better of every exchange, landing thudding shots. Despite that all, Livingston was there throwing hard shots until the final bell.
The official scorecards were 57-57, 58-56 and 58-55, much closer than expected, but two of the three judges saw it for Arias, giving him the majority decision win. Showtime's announce crew had the fight a near shutout for Arias.
We'll have more, including results for the main event at our Mayweather vs. Guerrero Live Results Story Stream.