Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO) made his professional debut by knocking out Adalbert Valenzuela (1-4) in the fourth and final round of a Lightweight fight at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
Arce’s debut was the opening bout of a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions.
Arce boxed calmly from a distance and walked Valenzuela down in each round.
In rounds two and three, Arce unleashed a series of hooks and right hands that continually kept Valenzuela against the ropes.
In the fourth and final round, Arce knocked Valenzuela down two times–the first of which was caused by a left hook around Valenzuela’s glove and the second of which was caused by a fight-finishing flurry that Valenzuela could no longer recover from.
“I feel awesome. I was excited that many people came out to support me in my debut,” said Arce.
Indeed, a crowd of over 120 fans from the Westside Boxing Club from Arce’s hometown of Los Angeles, California made their voices heard in each round of the fight.
For Arce, 18, the future looks bright as he passes the first test of his fledgling career.
For tonight, however, the team will celebrate its first victory.