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Arce Vacates Title, Donaire and Vazquez Likely To Battle

By Jhonny Gonzalez

According to WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, Mexico's Jorge "Travieso" Arce (58-6-2, 45KOs) has vacated the WBO's super bantamweight title because he plans to drop down in weight to face Angky Angkotta (25-5, 14KOs) of Indonesia for the vacant WBO 118-pound title on November 26th in Mexico. Arce wants to make history by winning a fifth title in a fifth weight division.  

On the other hand, Valcarcel revealed that Top Rank has already requested for the WBO to approve a fight between Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18 KOs) and Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-1-1, 18 KOs) for Arce's vacant WBO title at 122. Donaire has vacated his WBO/WBC titles at 118 and plans to continue his career at 122.

"[Top Rank] is looking to make a fight between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., who could be held in February 2012," Valcarcel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jrrod02 on 11-19-2011

This actually is a smart move from Arce. Let us not forget that Jorge Arce is not in his prime, this guy is WAY past it. He is looking to ride off into the sunset not only as a winner…

Comment by carlos djackal on 11-19-2011

Seems to be a ducking move from a mexican legend but knowing the man as a warrior and would much want to capture another title in another weight division, it seems his reason for vacating his title is a valid…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-19-2011

smart move..a few less $$ but a much easier fight for Arce...WV2 L KO 6...unless it's in PR...

Comment by cool-jupiter on 11-19-2011

[QUOTE=Eaner0919;11444655]actually I was told that Nishioka is going to finish up his career in Japan[/QUOTE] When and where did you hear that rumor? I live in Japan, but I've never heard anything specific about how Nishioka closes his fighting career.…

Comment by JoelRa79 on 11-18-2011

Go down in weight at his age after 3 consecutive wins with wbo title in hand? Yeah right, sounds more like a way to duck vazquez and donaire, plus all the competition at 126 where are the biggest money fights…

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