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Bay City boxers win bouts at Houston show

Aug. 4, 2011 at 3:04 a.m.


HOUSTON - Bay City's Francisco Arellano got his professional boxing career off to a roaring start.

Fighting in the first of a five-bout card, Arellano knocked out Victor Rivera of San Antonio in the first round of their scheduled four-round 130-pound bout on Thursday night at the Rio Grande Hall.

Arellano hurt Rivera with body shots before getting him on the ropes. Arellano hit Rivera in the body before dropping him with a straight right.

The referee waived the fight over when the count reached eight.

Terrance Woods, who trains with Arellano at Soldiers for Christ Boxing Club in Bay City, won by unanimous decision over Jesse Orta of Dallas in their four-round 175-pound bout.

Woods dominated the fight and knocked Orta down in the second round while improving to 9-2 as a professional.

"It was a good night," said Mike Zavala, who trains Arellano and Woods. "Bay City was shining."

Arellano won't have much time to rest before his second pro bout.

He will fight again at the Victoria Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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