As Hussein's Corner Surrenders
By Will "The Thrill" Trillo
Photos: Bret "The Threat" Newton
The first rematch of the night was a battle for the Interim WBC Flyweight Belt and at the start it looked very similar to the first bout. Arce once again dropped Hussein early and Hussein got of the canvas and did his best to make a fight out of it once again.
Like before, Hussein put his back to the ropes, choosing to counter Arce who was on top of Hussein with near reckless abandon. But this time Hussein's gameplan would fail as Arce would land big bombs over and over again in the second round until the attack was too much too handle and Hussein went to the deck at the end of round 2.
Credit to the fallen warrior who beat the count and was on his feet seemingly ready to continue. Referee Kenny Bayless took a good look at Hussein who said he was ready to continue only to see his corner throw in the towel and stop the fight at 2:50 of round two.
Apparently the corner saw something they didn't like and Bayless was quick to agree. Arce did seem to be way too much of a match for Hussein on this night and his corner decided it was best to stop this one early and allow their fighter to step back into the ring on another day.