Arce vs Rojas in Play For The Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard?

According to sources within Zanfer Promotions, Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13KOs) has been mentioned as a potential opponent for WBO bantamweight champion Jorge Arce on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In his last bout in February, Arce (60-6-2, 46KOs) got revenge on Lorenzo Parra with a fifth round knockout victory in Mexicali.

 

By Miguel Rivera

http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&opt=printable&id=51197

OMB Rinde Homenaje a Juan Manuel Marquez y Jorge “Travieso” Arce en Puerto Rico

CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO-  La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y su presidente Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel rindieron hoy un reconocimiento a los campeones mundiales mexicanos Juan Manuel Márquez y Jorge “Travieso” Arce, en la que los peleadores recibieron sortijas de brillantes por sus logros obtenidos.

En una actividad realizada en el Hotel Verdanza de Isla Verde en Carolina, Puerto Rico, Valcárcel le entregó los obsequios a los titulares aztecas. Márquez estuvo temprano en la actividad, mientras que Arce llegó más tarde y la recibió durante el pesaje para la cartelera, en que Orlando Salido defenderá su cetro pluma de la OMB ante Juan Manuel “Juanma” López.

“Estamos honrando la carrera de estos peleadores, Márquez, uno de los mejores campeones mexicanos y de Arce, otro de los grandes monarcas de México”, dijo Valcárcel. “Márquez es nuestro supercampeón del peso ligero y le entregamos esta sortija, mientras que a Arce se la entregamos por ser el primer mexicano que gana títulos en cinco pesos distintos”.

Márquez (56-3-1, 39 KOs), quien se espera pelee por el título interino junior welter de la OMB el 14 de abril ante el argentino César René Cuenca, es el actual Supercampeón del peso ligero de la OMB y anteriormente reinó en las divisiones pluma y junior ligero. Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs), por su parte, es campeón gallo de la OMB, y ha ganado cetros mundiales en los junior mosca, mosca, supermosca, gallo y supergallo, siendo cuatro de estos en la OMB.

También estuvieron en la actividad los ejecutivos de la OMB, Luis Pérez, Alberto Rodríguez y Adolfo Flores, así como varios oficiales del organismo y muchos fanáticos que disfrutaron con Márquez en la actividad.

Mañana, Homenaje A Campeones Mexicanos Juan Manuel Márquez Y Jorge “Travieso” Arce

LA ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL DE BOXEO (OMB) Y SU PRESIDENTE FRANCISCO “PACO” VALCÁRCEL INVITA A:

 EL HOMENAJE Y ENTREGA DE SORTIJAS A LOS CAMPEONES MEXICANOS JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ Y JORGE “TRAVIESO” ARCE, MONARCAS DEL PESO LIGERO Y GALLO DE LA OMB, RESPECTIVAMENTE. A MÁRQUEZ SE LE OBSEQUIARÁ UNA SORTIJA DE BRILLANTES POR SU TRAYECTORIA Y SU POSICIÓN DE SUPERCAMPEÓN, MIENTRAS QUE LA DE ARCE SERÁ POR LOS CUATRO TÍTULOS LOGRADOS EN DISTINTOS PESOS CON LA OMB (CINCO TÍTULOS EN DISTINTOS PESOS).

 MAÑANA, VIERNES, 9 DE MARZO DE 2012, DESDE LAS 12:00 DEL MEDIODÍA, EN EL SALÓN GRAND OPERA DEL HOTEL VERDANZA EN ISLA VERDE

 ESTARÁN PRESENTES VARIOS EX CAMPEONES MUNDIALES PUERTORRIQUEÑOS, ASÍ COMO OTROS CONTENDORES Y PROSPECTOS  TAMBIÉN ESTARÁN PROMOTORES, OFICIALES, Y MIEMBROS DE LA OMB.

Arce Hopes To Land a Pacquiao vs Bradley Undercard Spot

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge Arce (59-6-2, 45KOs), who returns later tonight against Lorenzo Parra in Mexicali, is hoping to fight again on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – as part of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view undercard.

Arce was hoping to face WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, but the Filipino star is planning to return on June 16th against another opponent, according to some recent comments from Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum. If both of them win in June, Arce expects to fight Donaire on a tentative date of September 15th in Las Vegas.

“I have I’ve stolen the show a couple of times on Pacquiao’s events. I did it the first time when I knocked out Hussein Hussein and the last when I knocked out Wilfredo Vazquez. I don’t know if it is confirmed [a spot on Pacquiao-Bradley], but that’s what I know,” Arce said.


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Jorge Arce Accepts Nonito Donaire’s Challenge

MEXICAN Jorge Arce has accepted the challenge of World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight titleholder Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. that could possibly takes some time in May or June.

In response to Donaire’s challenge, the 31-year-old Arce (59-6-2 win-loss-draw card with 45 knockouts) also told the 29-year-old Filipino, who recently beat up Wilfredo Vazquez through a 12-round split decision that he’s not Manny Pacquiao.

“It’s a highly anticipated fight [against Donaire],” Arce, the present WBO bantamweight champion, told writer Salvador Rodriguez of boxingscene.com over the weekend. “The people are asking for it because Nonito beat Vazquez, the fighter I knocked out.”

Arce, who will fight on February 18 against Lorenzo Parra in a non-title bout in Mexico, said that he would put Donaire back where he really belongs. If Arce comes out victorious, he will immediately move up to the super bantamweight class to face Donaire.

“I’m not impressed with the way he fights. I have the style to beat him. He says he’s the best of the division and I just say that I’ll beat him. I will demonstrate that he’s not the monster that they say and not a successor to Pacquiao,” Arce told Rodriguez.

But Donaire (28-1 with 18 knockouts), who is now a four weight division champion from flyweight, super flyweight, bantam to super bantamweight, reiterated his claim that Arce won’t beat him.

 

Written by : JOSEF T. RAMOS

http://manilatimes.net/index.php/sports/top-sports-news/17042-jorge-arce-accepts-nonito-donaires-challenge

Arce: Donaire is No Monster, Not Pacquiao’s Successor

There is only one obstacle remaining for WBO bantamweight champion Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce. On February 18th, Arce returns to the ring against Lorenzo Parra in a non-title rematch in Mexicali, Mexico. If Arce prevails, he moves up in weight to face WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire. Arce was not impressed with Donaire’s recent twelve round decision win over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Prior to move back to bantam, Arce stopped Vazquez Jr. last May to capture the WBO belt at 122.

After finishing the strong part of his training in Los Mochis, which included seven rounds of sparring and hitting the bags, plans to travel to Mexicali on Sunday. Arce says he already agreed to face Donaire next.

“It’s a highly anticipated fight [with Donaire]. The people are asking for it because Nonito just beat ‘Papito’ Vazquez, a fighter I knocked out. I think I have the style to beat him. He says that he’s the best of the division and I just say that I’ll beat him. I will demonstrate that he’s not the monster that they say he is, nor is he the successor to Manny Pacquiao.”

 

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Donaire sin fracturas, listo para Arce

Nonito Donaire reportó a través de su cuenta de Twitter que “no tiene fracturas ni huesos rotos” en su puño izquierdo, por lo cual espera que su restablecimiento continúe sin problemas y pueda complacer el plan de su promotor, Bob Arum, para medirse con Jorge “Travieso” Arce en un choque de campeones mundiales reconocidos por la Organización Mundial de Boxeo.

“La sangre fue producto de la piel rota y una vena que se reventó y que también causo inflamación”, aseveró Donaire, quien el sábado se proclamó monarca supergallo de la OMB al vencer por puntos a Wilfredo Vázquez júnior, en San Antonio.


Por Esto.com.mx

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Donaire_sin_fracturas_listo_para_Arce.php

Jorge Arce Decides on Non-Title Ten Rounder For Feb. 18

Mexico’s Jorge “Travieso” Arce has finally made a decision to move forward with a ten-round fight, after being unable to lock down a title challenger for his upcoming fight on February 18th in Durango. Arce had planned to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title, but the sanctioning organization refused to approve several of his challenger selections – including Lorenzo Parra and Giovannu Andrade.

Arce tried to get Williams Prado (16-1), who happens to be ranked ninth in the world by the WBO, but no agreement was in sight. He will take a ten round tuneup on that date and wants to face the winner of next Saturday’s clash between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

 

By Miguel Rivera

http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&opt=printable&id=48857

Travieso pelearía a 10 rounds

El mexicano Jorge “Travieso” Arce pelearía finalmente a diez asaltos, de no conseguirse un retador para su pelea del 18 de febrero en Durango, informó ayer el propio campeón gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB).

Arce iba a exponer su corona ante el venezolano Lorenzo Parra, pero no fue aprobado por la Organización. Sucedió lo mismo con Giovanni Andrade, y ahora se busca al brasileño William Prado, peleador con marca de 16-1, y clasificado como noveno del orbe por la OMB.

De no aceptar Prado la contienda, o no ser aprobado por la Organización, entonces Arce Armenta optará por otro rival a 10 vueltas, y se dedicará a esperar posteriormente un encuentro contra el ponchador tagalo Nonito Donaire.

 

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Travieso_pelear_a_a_10_rounds.php?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

 

 

Travieso Arce se presentará el 18/2

Jorge “Travieso” Arce recibió la noticia de que su siguiente pelea se llevará a cabo el 18 de febrero en Durango, en donde se le busca un rival de buen calibre.

Es factible que en este combate, Jorge ponga en juego uno de los dos títulos mundiales que posee, el de monarca supergallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB). Además posee la corona de peso gallo del mismo organismo, cetro que conquistó el pasado 26 de noviembre en Mazatlán, para lograr su quinto campeonato del mundo en distintas divisiones, y convertirse en el primer mexicano en lograrlo.

El campeonato supergallo lo ganó el “Travieso” el 7 de mayo de este año, al noquear en el duodécimo asalto al boricua Wilfredo Vázquez, en pleito que se llevó a cabo en el hotel MGM Grand de Las Vegas.

Jorge Arce se entrevistará de un momento a otro con su apoderado Fernando Beltrán, para conocer el nombre de su enemigo.

 

Por Ernesto Castellanos, Esto.com.mx

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Travieso_Arce_se_presentar_el_18_2.php

Jorge Arce: I Want To Fight Juanma vs. Salido Winner

JORGE “Travieso” Arce says he is surprised because, despite having captured a fifth world title in a fifth weight divisions, there are still voices who question his achievements. The WBO bantamweight champion argues that “the criticism makes ​​me stronger” and insists that he plans to “find a sixth championship.” Last Saturday in Mazatlan, Arce won the WBO bantamweight belt by defeating Indonesian Angky Angkotta on points. The belt was vacated by Filipino Nonito Donaire.

Arce confirmed plans to defend his title in early 2012, and then he wants to move up to featherweight for a shot at the WBO title. He wants the winner of the rematch between champion Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez.

“I want to fight the winner between Orlando Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, and Juanma Lopez,” he said. “Nothing is easy, but nothing is impossible. If Manny Pacquiao, who was a flyweight, like myself, went up to welterweight and junior middleweight, and beat much bigger opponents at the higher weight, then why couldn’t I do it?.”

 

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&opt=printable&id=46721

“Travieso” quiere más cinturones

JORGE “Travieso” Arce afirma sentirse extrañado porque, no obstante haber logrado un quinto título del mundo en distintas divisiones, hay voces que todavía lo cuestionan; sin embargo, con ese desparpajo que le caracteriza, sostiene que “las críticas me hacen más fuerte” e insiste en que “buscará el sexto campeonato”, porque desea imponer “una marca que perpetue mi nombre y que sea muy difícil de igualar en la historia del boxeo. No soy un peleador muy técnico, pero cuando me propongo algo, no paro hasta conseguirlo”.

El sábado anterior en Mazatlán, Arce conquistó la faja de peso gallo de la OMB al vencer por puntos al indonesio Angky Angkotta. La correa estaba vacante por la renuncia del filipino Nonito Donaire.

Arce remarcó que regresará a peso supergallo para continuar en defensa del campeonato de la OMB de esa división, que conquistó al derrotar y quitarle lo invicto al boricua Wilfredo Vázquez júnior .

En resumen, el “Travieso” se siente actualmente doble monarca de la organización con sede en Puerto Rico, en las 118 y las 122 libras.

El extravertido púgil estuvo ayer en esta capital para acudir a distintas sesiones en el Canal del Ajusco.

Jorge Armando Arce Armenta confirmó que planea hacer una defensa de su título supergallo, luego de lo cual intentará ir en pos del que sería su sexta correa mundial.

“Quiero pelear contra el ganador entre Orlando Salido, campeón pluma de la OMB, y Juanma López”, acotó.

Interrogado si no se le hace muy difícil subir hasta peso pluma y contra enemigos de ese calibre, asentó:

“Nada es fácil, pero tampoco nada es imposible. Si Manny Pacquiao, que era minimosca, igual que yo, subió hasta welter y superwelter, y les ganaba a rivales de mucho mayor peso, ¿por qué yo no podría hacerlo?”.

Al pedirle un pronóstico para el pleito entre Miguel Cotto y Antonio Margarito, manifestó: “Es una pelea difícil para Margarito, pero estoy con él”. (José Luis Camarillo)

 

http://www.oem.com.mx/esto/notas/n2331493.htm

WBO Congratulates Jorge “Travieso” Arce For His Fifth Crown- Fourth With The WBO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, congratulated Jorge “Travieso” Arce for his achievement, becoming the first Mexican boxer ever to win world titles in five different weight divisions, four of them are WBO titles.

“(The WBO) We want to congratulate Travieso Arce for making history by becoming the first Mexican boxer with titles in five different divisions. We will honor Arce also because he is the first boxer with four WBO titles in different weight classes”, Valcarcel said.

Arce (59-6-2, 45 KOs) won his fifth title, the WBO Bantamweight belt, last Saturday when he beat Angky Angkotta (25-5, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision at the Plaza de Toros Rea in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México. Arce, from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, has held world titles at 108, 112, 115, 118 and 122 pounds.

 

http://www.boxingnews24.com/2011/11/wbo-congratulates-jorge-%E2%80%9Ctravieso%E2%80%9D-arce-for-his-fifth-crown-four-with-the-wbo/

Travieso por la historia en Mazatlán

Mazatlán se vestirá de gala el próximo sábado, y su gente será testigo de un hecho sin precedentes cuando el “Travieso” Jorge Arce busque su quinta corona mundial, lo que convertiría al carismático peleador de Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, como el primer mexicano y latino con ese número de coronas en la historia del boxeo en nuestro país en diferentes divisiones.

 

Arce (58-6-2, 45 KOs) se enfrentará al indonesio Angky Angkota (25-5, 15 KOs) por el campeonato vacante de peso gallo avalado por la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), en una función que se trasmitirá a los Estados Unidos a través de la cadena Fox Sport, y a todo México por TV Azteca, la casa del boxeo.

 

La extraordinaria función se llevará a cabo en la Plaza de Toros “Eduardo Fontane” en la espectacular y bella Mazatlán, Sinaloa, con un fabuloso respaldo, donde destaca la batalla eliminatoria entre los supermoscas Juan Alberto “Topo” Rosas y el sudafricano Zolani Tete, cuyo ganador se acreditará el derecho de disputar el campeonato mundial de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB).

 

Angkota ya se encuentra en el puerto, a donde arribó la noche de ayer domingo.

 

Arce ha reinado en las divisiones minimosca, mosca, supermosca y supergallo. La conquista de este último cetro ante el puertorriqueño Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. lo inmortalizó como el primer azteca con cuatro cinturones en igual número de categorías, pero el aguerrido sinaloense no se conforma con todo lo que ha cosechado, quiere más, y lo puede conseguir gracias a que vive un extraordinario momento de su carrera.

 

El mexicano superó por puntos a Angkota por una decisión técnica en enero del 2010, a consecuencia de un corte. Jorge dominó gran parte de esa reyerta, hasta que fue obligatoria la detención por un cabezazo accidental que impidió al mochitense continuar en brega.

 

Sin embargo, Arce no quedó muy conforme ni tampoco contento con esa decisión y la forma como concluyeron las acciones, y ha prometido que en esta segunda batalla se impondrá por la vía del nocaut, y colocarse en el camino de importantes batallas que le pudiera deparar el destino en el 2012, una de ellas contra el filipino Nonito Donaire, quizá la prueba más fuerte que tendría sobre el final de su exitosa carrera.
“Pedí a mi promotor Fernando Beltrán me pusiera ante Angkota para que se de un final claro y esta vez sin duda noquearé, el indonesio es fuerte, pero mi motivación y hambre de ser el primer mexicano y latino en ganar cinco títulos en diferentes divisiones, cueste lo que cueste lograré ese objetivo, todos saben que yo en el ring me entrego todo y así será” expresó Arce Armenta.
El primer latino en ganar cuatro títulos mundiales en diferentes divisiones lo fue el grandioso peleador panameño Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Durán.

 

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Travieso_por_la_historia_en_Mazatl_n.php

Jorge Arce

At the age of 32, Jorge is a 15-year pro – he made his debut at 16. The WBO junior featherweight world champion, he is a veteran of 15 world championship and eight interim world championship fights, and has been one of Mexico’s most popular fighters over the last decade.

Jorge is also a former WBO junior bantamweight world champion – he won the title on January 30 but vacated it to move up in weight – and a former two-time world champion at light flyweight (108 pounds), and three-time interim world champion at light flyweight, flyweight, and super flyweight (108, 112, 115).

He is undefeated in six fights, 5-0-1, since his last loss – against Simphiwe Nongqayi – in September, 2009.

Jorge won the WBO junior featherweight world title in his last fight on May 7 with a 12th round TKO win against defending champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: This was an intriguing fight when it was made and turned out even better than we could have hoped for as Arce pulled the mild upset over Vazquez, the son of Wilfredo Vazquez Sr., the former three-division titleholder and one of Puerto Rico’s best all-time fighters. Arce had held titles at junior flyweight and junior bantamweight (as well as an interim flyweight title), but he has a lot of mileage on him and has been in tons of hard fights. But Vazquez, who was making his third title defense, is still a bit inexperienced and had a lot of trouble in the action-packed fight.

Vazquez was in control early. He knocked Arce down with a solid left hook to the jaw just as the fourth round was coming to an end. However, Vazquez could not follow up in the fifth round as Arce, who was cut over his left eye, rallied to storm back. He badly hurt Vazquez in the 11th round, and it seemed like only a matter of time.

Vazquez was backpedaling in the 12th, and Arce was walking him down. When he pinned him against the ropes, Arce rocked him repeatedly. Referee Joe Cortez let the pounding go on too long. There was no point to allowing it continue because Vazquez was basically out on his feet. Finally, Vazquez’s corner entered the ring, forcing Cortez to finally call it off 55 seconds into the round.

Congrats to Arce, one of boxing’s most fan-friendly warriors. Tremendous performance from the “Lollipop Cowboy.” [End Rafael item]

Jorge said, “There is a triple motivation to defend my title. First, the fight against Nonggayi is a big fight on a big fight card. Second, I want to avenge my brother ‘Panchito,’ who lost to the South African. And third, I want my own revenge against him because he beat me on a bad night, and on September 24 he will pay dearly those two victories over the Arces.”

Outside of the ring, Jorge has a very engaging personality and charisma, confidence, and energy to spare. Inside the ring, he has an aggressive style, skills and power, and always makes exciting fights.

He became a crossover star in Mexico a few years ago after appearing on the reality TV shows “Big Brother V.I.P.” and “Dancing for a Dream.” He also recently completed another reality TV show, “El Desafio.” [The Challenge]

He enters the ring wearing a black cowboy hat with a lollipop in his mouth. He said through an interpreter, “When I started boxing, I would always get real nervous before fights. They said the lollipop would help sooth my nerves. So, ever since I started, I always had the lollipop. I just started wearing the hat the last few years. The people where I’m from in Sinaloa, everybody wears those hats. It identifies me, where I come from. I also wear a rosary that I put on myself. It’s a gold one that my mother gave me.”

Jorge won the WBO light flyweight (108 pounds) world title at the age of 19 in December, 1998, and lost it in his second defense the following July. He won the WBC light flyweight world title at 23 in July, 2002, and made seven successful title defenses. He vacated the title to move up in weight and won the WBC interim flyweight (112) world title in July, 2005. He vacated that title after five successful defenses to move up in weight again.

Regarding his nickname, he said, “I was a very hyperactive kid. I was always getting in trouble somewhere here and there, you know, pulling girls’ hair, making everybody cry, hitting them. They were saying, ‘Man, this kid is a real menace.’ So, Travieso means ‘menace.’ ”

Key Fights – 2011 – WON WBO Jr. Featherweight WORLD TITLE – in his last fight on 5-7-11 in Las Vegas, NV, he TKO’d previously undefeated defending champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (20-0-1): the fight was co-featured with the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley main event – it was fast-paced and exciting, and stole the show; Jorge started fast – he swept the 1st and 2nd rounds and won the 3rd round on two scorecards, although he was cut over his left eye by a clash of heads; Vazquez rallied and scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 4th, but Jorge won the 5th and 6th rounds on two scorecards; the momentum shifted back and forth in the second half of the fight – Vazquez won the 7th on two scorecards, Jorge swept the 8th round, then Vazquez won the 9th on two scorecards and swept the 10th round; but Jorge staggered Vazquez in the 11th and swept the round; he rocked Vazquez with a series of punches in the 12th round – Vazquez’ corner entered the ring to signal the end, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:55; after 11 rounds, the fight was scored 107-102 Arce, 104-104, 104-10

After Capturing the title, Arce made one successful defense against Simphiwe Nongqayi by 4th round TKO. Arce later decided to go back down in weight to the Bantamweight division, for the opportunity to capture the vacant WBO bantamweight title and become the first Mexican boxer in history to capture five titles in different weight classes. In a hard fought match against Angky Angkota, Arce was able to come out with a unanimous decision vistory, and capture the title in a fifth different division.