The Moment: Chris Arreola vs. Curtis Harper

The Moment for Chris Arreola came midway through the first round against Curtis Harper on Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Chris Arreola

Chris Arreola's first-round knockdown of Curtis Harper set the tone Friday night.

Arreola threw a thundering right hand that caught Harper’s jaw and sent him staggering backward to the canvas.

It was just one blow in a bout that had plenty of them throughout its eight rounds, but it was certainly the biggest.

After dominating that initial three minutes, Arreola had to overcome a valiant comeback from Harper, including a vicious right-left combination in the fourth round that had him teetering on the brink of being stopped himself.

Arreola regrouped and won the late rounds to earn a crowd-pleasing unanimous decision. That early knockdown, though, helped him win by scores of 76-75, 77-74 and 78-73 on the cards of Eddie Hernandez, Pat Russell and Fernando Villareal.

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