WBO#4 Arakawa defeats Filipino Aguelo

By Joe Koizumi,

Japanese lightweight Nihito Arakawa hurts Filipino Adonis Aguelo with a right to the face PHOTO: Naoki Fukuda/

WBO#4 veteran southpaw lightweight Nihito Arakawa (31-6-1, 18 KOs), 137.75, pounded out a unanimous verdict (97-93 twice, 98-93) over durable Filipino Adonis Aguelo (28-17-2, 19 KOs), 138, over ten non-title frames on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Arakawa, a shaven skulled warrior, took the initiative with his faster combinations, but whenever he mixed it up, Aguelo retaliated with persistent body shots to the Japanese lefty, who had to return to his original outboxing strategy.