Because Arias only has four professional bouts, we haven’t witnessed a full display of his arsenal quite yet. What I can say is that Arias is an athletic fighter who works the body nicely. He employs a nice shoulder-roll defense as well as good footwork to get out of his opponent's striking distance.
Arias’ biggest strength at this point may be all of the top-level exposure he’s gotten in sparring from being part of The Money Team.
YouTube is filled with Arias’ sparring session videos, and according to the Fox Sports broadcast team during his fight vs. Joshua Robertson, Arias has gotten a chance to spar with the likes of Ishe Smith and Floyd Mayweather. That’s world-class experience that Arias will definitely be thankful for in the future.
DonYil Livingston possesses a strong and effective jab. The jab will be the key to any offense Livingston is able to put together. He sometimes elects to start a round behind two or three sharp jabs—like in his fights against Paul Mendez and Steve Macomber—but then backs off a bit.
Livingston will definitely need to use the jab consistently against Arias in order to give himself a shot at winning. He works pretty well on the inside and outside, but against Arias he should try to primarily work behind his jab and make the younger fighter chase him and waste some energy.
Livingston should keep in mind that Arias can sometimes get caught swinging for the fences, so taking him into the later rounds could be key in playing to Livingston's strengths.
While this fight is only a six-round bout, Arias’ current longest outing was in his debut vs. Josh Thorpe, which was a four-round decision win.