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Arce: I'm Not Impressed, I Want Gradovich Shot

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former four time champion Jorge Arce (62-7-2, 47KOs) of Mexico is looking to land a shot against IBF featherweight king Evgeny Gradovich (18-0, 9KOs) of Russia. Arce retired after last December's knockout loss to Nonito Doniare, but he came back earlier this month to stop Jose Carmona in eight rounds. Gradovich was in action last Saturday night, stopping Billy Dib in their mandatory rematch.

"I have analyzed the possibilities. I know that my friend Orlando "Siri" Salido is fighting against Vasyl Lomachenko in March, and it seems that in February Jhonny Gonzalez and Abner Mares will fight, so then I would love to fight Gradovich. He is good fighter but personally I'm not impressed. He says he is a 'Russian-Mexican' - then lets see how he does a Mexican. I feel good and want to face the best at featherweight, he has faced good fighters, but he is not a warrior like me," said Arce.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 11-29-2013

I think it's a great fight, but not for Grad's title.

Comment by cabalas on 11-29-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13974437]I felt he looked for a way out against Rojas & I feel he came just to collect a paycheque against Donaire. He didn't even try in the Donaire fight and to me it looked like he purposely dropped his…

Comment by Jc8804 on 11-28-2013

Give arce his dollar.and wr all know he shows up. Lets see what grady has? With a guy with a solid everything. Arce bs grady is a solid 50 50 fight. Grady plays into arces style like it ir not.…

Comment by BoxngLove on 11-28-2013

Arce would give Gradovich a much needed KO on his resume. Arce's reflexes are gone. Gradovich seems to rely on volume punching to get his work done, but he has v quick hands. Credit to Dib who has a great…

Comment by richardt on 11-28-2013

[QUOTE=bambam182;13974805]why do you guys keep talking about rojas??? WHY??? are you guys saying arce was more scared of rojas then donaire?? just like when pirog won the world title everyone rode his balls and was saying "martinez needs to fight…

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