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Jhonny, El Travieso, and Devil’s River

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By Bart Barry– DEL RIO, Texas – A few miles south of here begins the Mexican state of Coahuila, and about 40 miles north of here begins Devil’s River State Natural Area, and if you’re wondering which is more hospitable, it is Mexico – by far. There are lovely places whose brochures promise romantic getaways, and then there are mere ... Read More »

Gonzalez retains Featherweight crown; stops Arce in 11

Jhonny Gonzalez

Jhonny Gonzalez retained the WBC Featherweight title with an 11th round stoppage over Jorge Arce at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Gonzalez scored knockdowns in round’s three, five and nine and the fight was stopped at 2:43 of round 11. Gonzalez, 126 lbs of Mexico City is now 57-8 with 48 knockouts. Arce, 126 lbs ... Read More »

Jhonny Gonzalez to defend Featherweight crown against Arce

Jhonny Gonzalez

Featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend his Featherweight world title against former world champion Jorge Arce in October 4 in Los Mochis, Mexico, according to Dan Rafael of “I will face a strong and experienced fighter, who has won five world titles, so I will prepare as if I am challenging a world champion,” Gonzalez said. “Arce throws ... Read More »

Arce takes out Silva in 5


Former multi division world champion Jorge Arce scored a 5th round stoppage over Aldimar Silva in a scheduled 10 round Featherweight bout at Domo de la Macroplaza in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Arce dropped Silva in round 3 three with a perfect right hand. He sent Silva to the canvas for 2nd time in round five from an inside left hook. ... Read More »

Arce to battle Carmona


According to Dan Rafael of, former world champion Jorge Arce will fight Jose Carmona in a Featherweight bout this Saturday night in Mexico. “It took me a long time to analyze the situation,” Arce said. “I feel that my body is still responding well and with the support of my family and my promoter [Zanfer’s Fernando Beltran], I have ... Read More »

Jorge Arce back on November 16th


Former four division world champion Jorge Arce’s retirement was short lived as he will be back in action on November 16th when he takes on William Prado in Veracruz, Mexico according to Dan Rafael of “It took me a long time to analyze the situation,” Arce said. “I feel that my body is still responding well and with the ... Read More »

Canelo (-Trout), and (Natalie) Merchant, and grace

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The hardest part about this thing we do is not, as novelist Philip Roth once put it, that everything must be written about, but that everything can be. Such a thought visited, Saturday, while sitting near a stage on which Natalie Merchant performed. I forwent a trip to New York City and a boxing-writers dinner and ... Read More »

Praising continuity, recognizing achievement, bidding farewell


HOUSTON – Three miles southwest of Toyota Center, where junior featherweight world champion Nonito Donaire took Mexican Jorge Arce’s consciousness with a third-round left hook Saturday, there stands a complex of interesting buildings that collectively house the works of the Menil Collection, a free-admission museum comprising the lifetimes’ worth of collecting done by John and Dominique de Menil. The works ... Read More »


Nonito Donaire 121.5 – Jorge Arce 122 Victor Terrazas 126.25 – Juan Ruiz 123.5 Daniel Sandoval 150.25 – Larry Smith 149.5 Jose Felix Jr. 133 – Meachor Major 132.75 Rafael Casillas 122.25 – Tremaine Williams 123.5 Alfredo Contreras 175 – Cedric Agnew 175.75 Eddie Cordova 147.5 – Alex Saucedo 146.5 Yakub Shadiev 150.5 – Jose Trevino 151.5 Pablo Briteas 128.5 ... Read More »


HOUSTON (December 13, 2012) The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX and former world champion POONSAWAT KRATINGDAENGGYM has been canceled from this Saturday’s card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to be televised live on HBO® as the co-main event to the NONITO DONAIRE ... Read More »


HOUSTON (November 9, 2012) – Houston, Texas is the largest city in the Lone Star State so isn’t it fitting that it get the biggest fight south of 140 pounds? Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE will risk his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight crown against five-division world titlist and former WBO ... Read More »

Donaire – Arce set for December 15th in Houston

World Super Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire will defend his crown on December 15th in Houston against former world champion Jorge Arce in Houston in a bout televised by HBO according to Dan Rafael of “You know this is a fight we’ve wanted to do and now we are able to do it,” Top Rank chief Bob Arum told ... Read More »


Follow all the action LIVE as Manny Pacquiao defends the WBO Welterweight title against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. The action begins at 7pm eastern / 4 pm in Palm Springs and 7 am in Manila with a five fight undercard that will feature two world title bouts including Mike Jones battling Randall Bailey for the IBF Welterweight title ... Read More »


LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 26, 2012) – If the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley, Jr. World Welterweight Championship pay-per-view undercard was a poker hand it would be two pairs of world title fighters, Arce High! Six gladiators will be going mano a mano in two world championship rumbles and a 10-round junior featherweight brawl. The three-bout pay-per-view undercard will feature ... Read More »

Donaire hand is ok; looks forward to Arce bout

According to Dan Rafael of, Super Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire hurt his left hand during his Saturday night title win over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. but that hand was deemed ok after x-rays were negative. “My hand is swollen and there is damaged soft tissue, but everything is good,” Donaire said. “The doctor said I need three or four weeks ... Read More »

All in a night's work: Arce evens score, defends title; adds to legacy with fourth round stoppage over Nongqayi

Jorge Arce proved once again that he is one of the most exciting fighters in the past twenty years as he avenged an earlier defeat to stop Simphiwe Nongqayi to defend the WBO Super Bantamweight tile in Mexicali, Mexico. Arce dropped Nongqayi in round onw from a left hook and then continued to back the challenger up. In round four, ... Read More »


Follow all the action as it happens from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as WBO Welterweight champion and Pound for Pound king, Manny Pacquiao takes on future Hall of Famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley. The action begins at 9pm est/6pm pac with a three fight undercard that will feature a 122 lb world championship between Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and former ... Read More »


Manny Pacquiao 145 – Shane Mosley 147 (WBO Welterweight Championship) Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 122 – Jorge Arce 122 (WBO Super Bantamweight Title) Kelly Pavlik 170 – Alfonso Lopez 169 Mike Alvarado 139 – Ray Nahr 140 Read More »

Vazquez Jr. – Arce added to Pacquiao – Mosley

In what looks to be shaping up as the fight card of the year, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. will defend the WBO Super Bantamweight championship against former world champion Jorge Arce on May 7th underneath Manny Pacquiao defending the WBO Welterweight championship against Shane Mosley “We’re done, we’re good to go,” said Carl Moretti of Top Rank of the deal with ... Read More »

Arce takes out Ramos in one!

The always exciting Jorge Arce took out Adolfo Ramos inside of one round of their scheduled ten round Super Bantamweight fight in Campide, Mexico Arce dropped Ramos with a nice counter right midway through the first frame. Arce jumped on Ramos and froze Ramos with a big right on the ropes and the referee stopped the bout after three more ... Read More »

Arce and Parra battle to draw in Super Bantam fight

Former world champion, Jorge Arce and Lorenzo Parra battled to a draw in a ten round Super Bantamweight fight in Culican, Mexico Arce stalked for the most part with Parra coming on late and seizing some of the late rounds to get the draw. Arce, 122 lbs of Los Mochis, Mexico is now 55-6-2. Parra of Venezuela is now 31-2-1. ... Read More »

“¡Híjole! It is going to be a fight”

Last Tuesday while the “Once and Four All” conference call happened, I sat beside Mexican Jorge “El Travieso” Arce. He was at Dave & Buster’s restaurant in San Antonio to promote a different fight, with Eric Morel on June 26 at Alamodome. Arce likes to opine. Saturday’s match is two Mexicans in a historic fourth fight. So I asked him ... Read More »

Fury to come: Arce and Morel are friends for now

SAN ANTONIO – Whoever turns out to be the better prizefighter on June 26, one thing is already certain. Puerto Rican Eric Morel is a much better pool hustler than Mexican Jorge Arce. That much was established on Tuesday afternoon at Dave & Buster’s restaurant where participants in Top Rank’s “La Furia de México 15” gathered for a rescheduled press ... Read More »

Arce tunes up for world title shot with stoppage over Santos

Jorge Arce tuned up for a world title shot this June with a seventh round stoppage over Cecilio Santos in a scheduled ten round Bantamweight fight in Ciudad, Sinaloa, Mexico. It was an action filled fight with the bigger Arce getting through and trying to impose his will but Santos, who has three times fought for a world title washitting ... Read More »

Arce wins WBO Super Flyweight crown via technical decision

Jorge Arce captured the WBO Super Flyweight champion via a technical decision over a nasty cut was opened up over the right eye of Angky Angkota during round seven of their scheduled twelve round main event in Mexico City. Arce continously cornered the smaller Angkota and wailed away on the game native of Indonesia. Angkota showed a lot of spunk ... Read More »

Nongqayi Upsets Arce to Claim IBF Title

South African Simphiwe Nongqayi spoiled the Mexican Independence Day celebration for the thousands of Mexicans in attendance at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Tuesday night, as he upset the ever-popular national hero Jorge Arce to claim the vacant IBF Super Flyweight title in the main attraction of an event dubbed ¡Que Viva México! Arce (52-6-1, ... Read More »