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Luis Nunez vs Carlos Arrieta headlines ShoBox Tripleheader on January 7

Luis Nunez vs Carlos Arrieta headlines ShoBox Tripleheader on January 7
Luis Nunez vs Carlos Arrieta headlines ShoBox Tripleheader on January 7

The New Generation will look to start 2022 strong with a ShoBox tripleheader featuring six undefeated fighters Friday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT in Florida.

A lightweight clash between Luis Nunez and Carlos Arrieta headlines the event, which takes place at the Caribe Royale Resort. The event is also the first time ShoBox will take place in Orlando.

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ShoBox kicks off 2022 with tripleheader at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida

Dominican Republic’s Luis Nunez (15-0, 11 KOs), who made his ShoBox debut in September with a victory over Jayvon Garnett,  battles Carlos Arrieta (14-0, 8 KOs) from Puerto Rico in a 10-round lightweight main event.

Nunez, known as “The Twist” in boxing circle, said ahead of the much-anticipated bout: “Returning to SHOWTIME, for me, is more than a privilege because I feel that every day I am closer to achieving my dream that everyone will be able to witness.

“I don’t know much about my opponent, but I am sure that on January 7 I will go out through the front door, God willing! Having one more victory in my career is like climbing the ladder to go to the big leagues, which is where I want to be,” he added.

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Nunez’s opponent, Carlos Arrieta, who hails from Puerto Rico, turned pro in 2015 campaigning mostly in his native country through the first four years of his career.

Popularly known as “The Chosen One”, Arrieta made his stateside debut in 2020, scoring a first-round KO in Biloxi, Miss. He will make his ShoBox debut on January 7 after beating Julio Buitrago in a six-round unanimous decision bout

Arrieta is optimistic of becoming victorious against Nunez, saying : “Training is going very well and I will be ready.”

“I know my opponent is very good and I know it’s going to be a great fight, but I will take the victory home because it is a great opportunity for me to shine and go up to the next level. It’s an opportunity that I will not pass up,” he added.

In other bouts of the night at “The Rumble at Caribe Royale,” presented by Sampson Boxing, Dominican Republic’s Starling Castillo (16-0, 12 KOs) will battle against County of Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan (10-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight contest.

In the telecast opener, Dominican Republic’s  Hard-hitter Edwin De Los Santos (13-0, 12 KOs) battles William “The Silent Assassin” Foster III  (12-0, 8 KOs) of New Haven, Connecticut, in an eight-round super featherweight fight.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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