By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
In his second fight after a 2-year hiatus, former heavyweight contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-5-1, 33 KOs) put on a show at AT&T Stadium in the first pay-per-view bout under the Spence-Garcia mega fight. Arreola came out firing against Jean Pierre Augustin (17-1-1, 12 KOs) in the first round, backing up the southpaw. Augustin countered the active Arreola landing counter straight left hands that bloodied the nose of Arreola. The 2nd round was much of the same as Arreola was on the attack as both guys were warned by referee Neal Young for roughhousing.
But in round 3 it was all Arreola as he buckled Augustin legs with a straight left hand to open the round. Augustin stood on his feet temporarily, but Arreola smelled blood and went in for the kill dropping Augustin who barely got to his feet. Arreola attacked Augustin and put him against the ropes and dropped a flurry of bombs that caused referee Neal Young to jump in and stop the fight. The time of stoppage was 2:30 of the 3rd round for the TKO victory for Arreola.