If you missed this fight, my goodness did you miss a great fight. This fight was amazing. Arakawa should not have been standing at the end of the fight, much less still battling on, and yet there he was swinging in the 12th.
The fight was not that close on the cards... and, the scores were probably about right for many people. But what a fight... I am still processing whether or not it's my fight of the year, but if it isn't - it sure is awfully close.
Props to both of these guys - heart for days for both of them. I want to see Arakawa again now, and I have tons of respect for how Figueroa handled himself both in the ring and after the fight. He's earned himself a fan in me, and I have no doubt that I am not alone.