Arreola defeats Butler; Mike Perez to fight on Nov. 9th; Caballero-Santiago on December 2nd

(LEON- Nov. 5) Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (34-2, 29 KOs) took on Ralph "The Silencer" Butler (35-12, 28 KOs) tonight in an epic slugfest. The match, which was scheduled for 12 rounds ended abruptly in the 55 seconds into the third round when Butler ate a barrage of heavy hands before the referee stepped in to save Butler from any further punishment. Arreola scored several knockdowns in the first, second and third rounds.

The fight was held at El Domo De La Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico and promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Promociones Del Pueblo.

"It was a pleasure to be fighting here in Mexico. I had a great ovation from the fans here. I cant wait to come back in the future.

"Butler is very crafty. He fought a good fight and was able to tie me up really well.

"Hopefully I'll get another go with one of these Klitschkos, I'll be ready for either one of those brothers. I've been working my ass off, I'm ready to go after those titles."


Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title defence against Colin Lynes at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday night (November 9) live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1 from 9.30pm.

The unbeaten Irish-based Cuban stormed to victory in the first multi-national Prizefighter event in May at London’s Alexandra Palace, stopping American KO-king Tye Fields in the first round of the final after another first round stoppage in the semi-final against Frenchman Gregory Tony and a quarter-final points win against Trinidad and Tobago’s Kerston Manswell.

The 26 year-old has been linked with a number of high profile fights and replaces Ashley Sexton as the chief support on the night after the English Flyweight champion withdrew due to weight issues ahead of his defence against Luke Wilton.

Perez can underline his credentials as a title challenger when he aims for his 17th pro win and a 13th knockout triumph against an opponent to be named tomorrow.

Purdy will claim the Lonsdale belt outright if he beats Lynes on Wednesday and his trainer Tony Sims has three unbeaten fighters on the bill in John Ryder, Tyler Goodjohn and Ryan Taylor. Stoke Newington Light-Middleweight contender Erick Ochieng gets a six round outing, as does unbeaten Wood Green Light-Welterweight Chris Evangelou, while former European Heavyweight champion and World title challenger Albert Sosnowski also returns to action.

Tickets for the ‘Battle of Essex’ between Purdy and Lynes plus the full championship undercard are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 priced at £35 unreserved, £60 ringside and £100 VIP.


Indio, Calif. (November 7) - With a perfect 7-0 record in Coachella-valley's hottest boxing venue, hometown hero Randy Caballero has made Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. a place few junior featherweights dare to enter on fight night. On Friday, December 2, Puerto Rico's Arturo Santiago will step up to the challenge with every intention of taking Caballero's WBC Youth Intercontinental title in the main event of TeleFutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate."

Caballero vs. Santiago, an eight round bout for Caballero's WBC Youth Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and DeWalt Tools. Doors open at 7:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 8:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:30Am ET/PT (11:30pm CT).

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at

A charismatic young man with the talent to match his growing fan-base, 21-year-old Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KO's) has achieved the rare feat of developing a hometown following that supports him each time he steps between the ropes. A former national amateur champion who won over 160 bouts, Coachella's Caballero has dazzled fans at Fantasy Springs, where he has fought his last six fights. He has defeated fellow prospects Felix Perez and Sergio Cristobal in 2011 and made his biggest statement in July when he nearly shut out unbeaten Alexis Santiago. On Dec. 2, he plans on giving his fans an early Christmas present when he defends his WBC Youth Intercontinental title in his first televised main event.

Hailing from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 25-year-old Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 KO's) has been a professional for four years and is looking to shake things up this December by pinning a loss on Caballero's perfect record. 6-0-1 in his first seven bouts, "Sonic" had a few bumps along the way, but his April win over unbeaten Kadel Martinez was a clear sign that this up-and-comer is back on track and ready for whatever his opponent has in store for him. On Dec. 2, he'll get the chance to prove he is ready against one of boxing's most highly touted prospects in Caballero.

Article posted on 06.11.2011

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