|Real name||Jorge Armando Arce Armenta|
|Nickname(s)||El Travieso ("Mischievous Boy")|
|Height||5 ft 4 1⁄2 in (164 cm)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Born||July 27, 1979|
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||49|
Jorge Armando Arce Armenta ( // ; born July 27, 1979), best known as Jorge Arce, is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2014. He is a multiple-time world champion, and the second boxer from Mexico to win world titles in four weight divisions (after Érik Morales, who first achieved the feat two months prior). In a storied career, Arce held the WBO light flyweight title from 1998 to 1999; the WBC and lineal light flyweight titles from 2002 to 2004; the WBO super flyweight title in 2010; the WBO junior featherweight title in 2011; and the WBO bantamweight title from 2011 to 2012. Additionally he held the WBC interim flyweight title from 2005 to 2006, the WBA interim super flyweight title from 2008 to 2009, and challenged once for the WBC featherweight title in his final fight in 2014.
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Arce turned pro at the age of 16, winning his first four fights. He lost to future champion Omar Romero and drew with Gabriel Munoz in back-to-back fights in the summer of 1996, but then won 10 straight bouts and a pair of regional belts before losing on points to veteran (and future IBF Light Flyweight Champion) Jose Victor Burgos on December 12, 1997.
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He recovered from that setback with four straight wins, earning his first world title shot on December 4, 1998 against Juan Domingo Córdoba for the WBO Light Flyweight title. Arce won the fight and became a world champion at the age of 19.
After making one successful defense of his title, Arce drew a big-money fight in Tijuana against three-time former champion Michael Carbajal on July 31, 1999. Arce was ahead on all three judges' scorecards after 10 rounds, but in the 11th, the veteran Carbajal connected with a stunning right hand and captured the crown via a technical knockout, as Arce was unable to continue.
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After a four-month layoff, Arce returned to the ring and won a WBO regional belt as he scored 7 consecutive wins while working his way back up the rankings for another title shot. That came on October 20, 2001, when he defeated Juanito Rubillar for the Interim WBC version of the Light Flyweight title. Nine months later, he beat Yo-Sam Choi, the reigning Lineal and WBC light flyweight champion who had been out with an injury, to take full distinction.He held the title until the summer of 2005 before relinquishing it to move up in weight. In his first defense, he defeated Augustin Lara. In 2003, he successfully defended his title three times against Ernesto Castro, Lee Marvin Sandoval, and Melchor Cob Castro.
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Towards the end of 2003, he participated in the Televisa version of Big Brother, the Big Brother V.I.P. show that put celebrities together. He arrived in third place, then went training for his next defense, against former world champion Joma Gamboa on January 10 of the following year. Arce invited his Big Brother celebrity friends to the fight with Gamboa, his first fight of 2004, which he won by a second-round knockout. But during and after the fight, chaos ensued. One of his friends, actress Arleth Gonzalez, was kicked off her chair by another person. And Verónica Castro was pursued by the press when she was trying to leave the fight site, taking her more than two hours to get to the site's parking lot.
On April 24, 2004, Arce successfully defended his title in a rematch against former champ Melchor Cob Castro in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Arce had beaten Castro in May 2003, but the fight was called off after six rounds due to a clash of heads which injured Arce. The fight went to the scorecards and Arce won a narrow, but controversial, decision. He left no doubt in the rematch, knocking Castro out in the fifth round.
On September 4 of that same year, he retained the title with a twelve-round decision in a rematch with Rubillar. The fight caused some controversy afterwards, when Rubillar's manager accused the fight's judges of robbing his fighter, going on to offer Arce 100,000 US$ for a rematch, which would be held in the Philippines.
Arce moved on to defend his title for a seventh time on December 18, defeating Juan Centeno by a third-round TKO. He then decided to try his luck in the flyweight (112-pound) weight division.
On March 19, 2005, Arce stopped Hussein Hussein in the 10th round of a fight for the right to challenge Pongsaklek Wonjongkam for his WBC Flyweight title. He later relinquished his light flyweight crown and was matched by the WBC with Angel Priolo on July 30 for their interim title after Wonjongkam suffered an injury. Arce scored a third-round TKO win in the fight, held in La Paz, Mexico.
While waiting to fight Wongjongkam, Arce stayed busy by rematching Hussein on October 8 in Las Vegas. He retained his Interim WBC title with a second-round knockout.
On December 16, 2005, Arce defeated former two-time champion Adonis Rivas by 10th round tko. In his next bout, Arce defeated Rivas in a rematch.
On April 8, 2006, Arce took on the well regarded, former WBA Minimumweight and Light Flyweight Champion Rosendo Alvarez of Nicaragua, knocking Alvarez out in the sixth round. It was the 4th successful defense of his Interim Flyweight title.
On September 23, 2006, he moved up to the super flyweight division where he defeated former Light Flyweight Champion Masibulele "Hawk" Makepula by fourth-round knockout (which, according to the HBO commentators, he had predicted earlier). On January 27, 2007, he defeated Argentinian Julio Ler in a 12-round decision, thus earning the WBC #1 super-flyweight ranking.
On April 14, 2007, he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to WBC Super Flyweight Champion Cristian Mijares in San Antonio, Texas. Mijares won the fight by a wide margin, with the official judges scoring the match 119–109, 118–110, 117–111, all in favor of Mijares.
Arce rebounded from the loss by defeating future champion Tomás Rojas by 6th-round technical knockout. On December 1, 2007, Arce defeated former Flyweight Champion Medgoen Singsurat by technical knockout in the first round.
On May 17, 2008, in a very close fight, Arce (49–4–1, 37 KOs) edged Devid Lookmahanak of Thailand (18–2, 9 KOs) with a majority decision in the main event at the Plaza Monumental Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico. With a sold-out crowd of 18,000 fans cheering him on, Arce had to dig deep and work hard to pull past the once-beaten Lookmahanak, who turned out to be a very game southpaw and rarely took a step back. The difference in the fight, which also gave Arce the win, was a knockdown in the seventh round. The scores were 115–113, 115–114 and 114–114. Without the extra point for the knockdown, the fight would have been scored a draw. The bout was an eliminator for a shot at the WBC Super Flyweight title. Arce moves on to a rematch with Cristian Mijares, who earlier captured the WBA's version of the title with a points win over Alexander Munoz.
On September 15, 2008, Arce won the Interim WBA Super Flyweight title from holder Rafael Concepción.
Arce blasted former champion Isidro García, on November 1, 2008, via (48 seconds of the) 4th round technical knockout for a super flyweight belt. He improved to 51–4–1, with 38 wins inside the distance, while Garcia, who has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, was down to 25–6–2.
On February 7, 2009, Arce was defeated by Undisputed Super Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan.
Arce fought Simphiwe Nongqayi on September 15, 2009 for the IBF Super Flyweight title which was recently vacated by Darchinyan. However, he ended losing by unanimous decision.
Arce defeated Indonesian Angky Angkota on January 30, 2010, winning the vacant WBO Super Flyweight title.Prior to the bout, Arce stated that he would retire from boxing if he would have lost.
On April 24, 2010, Arce jumped to the bantamweight division to fight fellow Mexican Cecilio Santos (24–13–3; 14 KO) at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Arce defeated his opponent by KO in the 7th round, improving his record to 54–6–1. This was not his first fight as a bantamweight: he already fought once in the weight class in 2007.
Arce was scheduled to fight Eric Morel (42–2; 21 KO) of Puerto Rico on June 26, 2010 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, United States with the Interim WBO Bantamweight title at stake. The Los Mochis native withdrew from the fight a few weeks in advance due to a cut he received while in training.
In his next fight, on July 31, 2010, Arce took on fellow Mexican and former champion Martín "El Gallo" Castillo at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. The Los Mochis native won the bout by KO in the first round.
On May 7, 2011He beat a then undefeated WBO Super Bantamweight Champion, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. of Puerto Rico by twelfth-round technical knockout.
On December 15, 2012, Arce fought Nonito Donaire. Arce suffered a defeat on the third round via knockout. After losing to Donaire, Arce announced his retirement.
Arce has gained some popularity outside the ring as well, acting in various Televisa comedy sketches, and participating in Adal Ramones's show's dancing contest, "Bailando por un Sueño", where he and a fellow contestant arrived in eighth place out of nine couples. He has also done boxing commentary for TV Azteca.
|Professional record summary|
|75 fights||64 wins||8 losses|
|75||Loss||64–8–2 (1)||TKO||11 (12), 2:43||Oct 4, 2014||For WBC featherweight title|
|74||Win||64–7–2 (1)||TKO||8 (10)||Jun 14, 2014|
|73||Win||63–7–2 (1)||TKO||5 (10), 0:41||Mar 8, 2014|
|72||Win||62–7–2 (1)||KO||8 (10)||Nov 16, 2013|
|71||Loss||61–7–2 (1)||TKO||3 (12), 2:59||Dec 15, 2012||For WBO, The Ring , and lineal super bantamweight titles|
|70||Win||61–6–2 (1)||UD||10||Sep 22, 2012|
|69||NC||60–6–2 (1)||NC||2 (10) 0:09||Jun 9, 2012||NC after Arce could not continue from an accidental foul|
|68||Win||60–6–2||KO||5 (10) 1:50||Feb 18, 2012|
|67||Win||59–6–2||UD||12||Nov 26, 2011||Won vacant WBO bantamweight title|
|66||Win||58–6–2||TKO||4 (12), 2:01||Sep 24, 2011||Retained WBO super bantamweight title|
|65||Win||57–6–2||TKO||12, 0:55||May 7, 2011||Won WBO super bantamweight title|
|64||Win||56–6–2||TKO||1 (10), 2:06||Dec 18, 2010|
|63||Draw||55–6–2||SD||10||Sep 18, 2010|
|62||Win||55–6–1||KO||1 (10), 2:56||Jul 31, 2010|
|61||Win||54–6–1||KO||7 (10), 0:58||Apr 24, 2010|
|60||Win||53–6–1||TD||7 (12), 1:34||Jan 30, 2010||Won vacant WBO super flyweight title;|
Unanimous TD after Angkotta was cut from an accidental head clash
|59||Loss||52–6–1||UD||12||Sep 15, 2009||For vacant IBF super flyweight title|
|58||Win||52–5–1||KO||3 (12), 0:35||Jun 27, 2009||Won vacant IBF International super flyweight title|
|57||Loss||51–5–1||RTD||11 (12), 3:00||Feb 7, 2009||For WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and vacant lineal super flyweight titles|
|56||Win||51–4–1||TKO||4 (12), 0:48||Nov 1, 2008||Retained WBA interim super flyweight title|
|55||Win||50–4–1||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Sep 15, 2008||Won WBA interim super flyweight title|
|54||Win||49–4–1||MD||12||May 7, 2008|
|53||Win||48–4–1||TKO||1 (12), 0:47||Dec 1, 2007||Retained WBC Latino bantamweight title|
|52||Win||47–4–1||TKO||6 (12), 1:00||Sep 16, 2007||Won vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title|
|51||Loss||46–4–1||UD||12||Apr 14, 2007||For WBC super flyweight title|
|50||Win||46–3–1||UD||12||Jan 27, 2007|
|49||Win||45–3–1||TKO||4 (12), 1:00||Sep 23, 2006|
|48||Win||44–3–1||TKO||6 (12), 1:54||Apr 8, 2006||Retained WBC interim flyweight title|
|47||Win||43–3–1||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||Jan 28, 2006||Retained WBC interim flyweight title|
|46||Win||42–3–1||TKO||10 (12), 1:20||Dec 16, 2005||Retained WBC interim flyweight title|
|45||Win||41–3–1||TKO||2 (12), 2:50||Oct 8, 2005||Retained WBC interim flyweight title|
|44||Win||40–3–1||TKO||3 (12), 2:45||Jul 30, 2005||Won vacant WBC interim flyweight title|
|43||Win||39–3–1||TKO||10 (12), 2:07||Mar 19, 2005|
|42||Win||38–3–1||TKO||3 (12), 2:48||Dec 18, 2004||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|41||Win||37–3–1||UD||12||Sep 4, 2004||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|40||Win||36–3–1||KO||5 (12), 1:57||Apr 24, 2004||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|39||Win||35–3–1||KO||2 (12), 1:38||Jan 10, 2004||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|38||Win||34–3–1||TD||6 (12), 3:00||May 3, 2003||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles;|
Unanimous TD after Arce was cut from an accidental head clash
|37||Win||33–3–1||TKO||2 (10), 2:43||Mar 21, 2003|
|36||Win||32–3–1||KO||1 (12), 1:40||Feb 22, 2003||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|35||Win||31–3–1||TKO||3 (12), 2:13||Nov 16, 2002||Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|34||Win||30–3–1||TKO||6 (12), 1:21||Jul 6, 2002||Won WBC and lineal light flyweight titles|
|33||Win||29–3–1||KO||2 (10), 1:00||Jun 7, 2002|
|32||Win||28–3–1||UD||12||Oct 20, 2001||Won vacant WBC interim light flyweight title|
|31||Win||27–3–1||TKO||3 (10), 0:57||Feb 2, 2001|
|30||Win||26–3–1||KO||2 (12)||Dec 8, 2000||Retained WBC Youth light flyweight title|
|29||Win||25–3–1||TKO||3 (10)||Oct 21, 2000||Retained WBC Youth light flyweight title|
|28||Win||24–3–1||TKO||5 (10), 0:36||Oct 1, 2000|
|27||Win||23–3–1||KO||1 (10)||Jul 7, 2000|
|26||Win||22–3–1||UD||10||Apr 7, 2000||Won vacant WBC Youth light flyweight title|
|25||Win||21–3–1||MD||12||Nov 29, 1999||Retained WBO–NABO light flyweight title|
|24||Loss||20–3–1||TKO||11 (12), 1:53||Jul 31, 1999||Lost WBO light flyweight title|
|23||Win||20–2–1||TKO||6 (12), 1:17||Apr 17, 1999||Retained WBO light flyweight title|
|22||Win||19–2–1||UD||12||Dec 5, 1998||Won WBO light flyweight title|
|21||Win||18–2–1||KO||1||Oct 10, 1998|
|20||Win||17–2–1||KO||7 (10), 0:40||Jun 5, 1998|
|19||Win||16–2–1||KO||2||Apr 3, 1998|
|18||Win||15–2–1||UD||12||Feb 6, 1998||Won vacant WBO–NABO light flyweight title|
|17||Loss||14–2–1||PTS||12||Dec 12, 1997||Lost WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title|
|16||Win||14–1–1||PTS||12||Nov 12, 1997||Won vacant WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title|
|15||Win||13–1–1||UD||12||Jul 21, 1997||Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast light flyweight title|
|14||Win||12–1–1||PTS||10||May 26, 1997|
|13||Win||11–1–1||TKO||2||Apr 21, 1997|
|12||Win||10–1–1||TKO||2||Feb 21, 1997|
|11||Win||9–1–1||KO||1||Feb 3, 1997|
|10||Win||8–1–1||KO||2||Dec 20, 1996|
|9||Win||7–1–1||KO||1||Dec 9, 1996|
|8||Win||6–1–1||TKO||2||Nov 29, 1996|
|7||Win||5–1–1||TKO||3||Nov 4, 1996|
|6||Draw||4–1–1||PTS||4||Sep 9, 1996|
|5||Loss||4–1||TKO||1||Jun 21, 1996|
|4||Win||4–0||TKO||1||May 19, 1996|
|3||Win||3–0||KO||1 (4)||Apr 26, 1996|
|2||Win||2–0||TKO||1||Mar 18, 1996|
|1||Win||1–0||KO||1 (4)||Jan 19, 1996|
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|Regional boxing titles|
|New title|| Mexican Pacific Coast|
light flyweight champion
July 21, 1997 – November 1997
Title next held byFred Heberto Valdez
Title last held byRoyers Vasquez
| WBA Fedecentro|
light flyweight champion
November 12, 1997 – December 12, 1997
Title last held byEdgar Cardenas
| WBO–NABO |
light flyweight champion
February 6, 1998 – December 5, 1998
Won world title
Title next held byHimself
Title last held byHimself
light flyweight champion
November 29, 1999 – February 2000
Title next held byVíctor Burgos
|New title|| WBC Youth|
light flyweight champion
April 7, 2000 – October 20, 2001
Won interim world title
Title next held bySalikalek Or Ekarin
Title last held byCristian Faccio
| WBC Latino|
September 16, 2007 – May 17, 2008
Won eliminator for world title
Title next held byYan Bartelemí
|New title|| IBF International|
super flyweight champion
June 27, 2009 – September 15, 2009
Lost bid for world title
Title next held byJuan Alberto Rosas
|World boxing titles|
Juan Domingo Córdoba
| WBO light flyweight champion |
December 5, 1998 – July 31, 1999
|New title|| WBC light flyweight champion |
October 20, 2001 – July 6, 2002
Won full title
Title next held byWandee Singwangcha
| WBC light flyweight champion|
July 6, 2002 – December 18, 2004
Title next held byHugo Cázares
| Lineal light flyweight champion |
July 6, 2002 – December 18, 2004
Title next held byEric Ortiz
|New title|| WBC flyweight champion |
June 30, 2005 – September 2006
Title next held byPongsaklek Wonjongkam
| WBA super flyweight champion |
September 15, 2008 – February 7, 2009
Lost bid for Super title
Title next held byNonito Donaire
Title last held byMarvin Sonsona
| WBO super flyweight champion |
January 30, 2010 – April 2010
Title next held byOmar Narváez
Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.
| WBO junior featherweight champion |
May 7, 2011 – November 2011
Title next held byNonito Donaire
Title last held byNonito Donaire
| WBO bantamweight champion |
November 26, 2011 – February 2012
Title next held byPungluang Sor Singyu