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 Last update:  11/18/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez            &
Arce Vacates Title, Donaire and Vazquez Likely To Battle
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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.

Tags: Nonito Donaire , Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. , Jorge Arce , Donaire-Vazquez , Donaire vs Vazquez

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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 (something that won't happen if he fights Donaire) but as a 5 time division champion. As for the Vasquez Jr/D...

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 one given the trend today of being called pound for pound best.........

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]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. Hell, all Nishioka himself has said so far is "the...

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 for him right now.

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