Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) did his best Floyd Mayweather imitation and dominated the shorter, lesser-skilled Chris Arreola (27-1, 24 KOs) for almost every moment of their WBC Heavyweight title bout until referee Jon Schorle finally put an end to the mismatch after 10 full rounds.
Klitschko boxed on the outside all night, timing the game, but crude Arreola and slowly picking him apart with straight right hands.
Arreola had a brief moment of hope in the eighth, when a few of his wild, swings connected and Klitschko seemed to be in retreat, but the defending champ re-established himself with a dominant ninth.
After the fight, an emotional Arreola apologized to his fans and promised to fight on.
on the undercard:
Johnathon Banks (22-1, 15 KOs) MD 8 Javier Mora (22-5-1, 18 KOs)
John Molina (18-0, 14 KOs) KO 1 Efren Hinojosa (30-7-1, 17 KOs)
Cedric Boswell (31-1, 24 KOs) UD 8 Cisse Salif (23-15, 21 KOs)