Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arce vs Mercedes is a Possibility For Feb. 18, Says Rivera

By Rey Colon

Juan Mercedes (26-3, 17 KOs), ranked at number four by the WBO at bantamweight, may land a title shot against Mexico's Jorge 'Travieso' Arce, according to Mercedes' promoter Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing Promotions. Arce was scheduled to have a rematch with Lorenzo Parra, but the WBO rejected the fight. The sanctioning body refused to approve Parra on the basis of him not being ranked in the top fifteen of the WBO. Arce returns on February 18th in Durango, Mexico.

"Mercedes is rated under the WBO, so he can challenge Jorge Arce in February. There is a chance," Rivera said.

Meanwhile, the Dominican boxer, who resides in Puerto Rico, was surprised by the announcement from Rivera.

"A fight with Arce would be phenomenal. If Peter said something like that ... it's because something good is there. In 2012 I want to become world champion," Mercedes said.

Tags: Jorge Arce image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 01-13-2012

Mercdes record is deceiving as he's really not a puncher in any form, has always been @ 112 & @ 115 a year or so...just a blown up flywt % I don't believe he's ranked @ 118...just a keep busy…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Eleider Alvarez: I Hope to Get Adonis Stevenson on April 29 Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington - CompuBox Punch Stats Khan Knew That One Day He Would Get Pacquiao in The Ring Tommy Coyle Fractures Left Eye Socket On Winning Return Izu Ugonuh: I Just Got Tired; I’m Still a Dangerous Man to Fight Washington Trainer: No Problem with Stoppage Against Wilder Breazeale: I Was Attacked by Wilder, Mob in Front of Wife, Kids Photos: Deontay Wilder Overcomes Washington With TKO Win Photos: Dominic Breazeale Blasts Out Izu Ugonoh in Wild War Haye Explains His Plan To Brutally Drill Bellew, End His Career Canelo vs. Golovkin Deal is Close, Says Golden Boy President Wilder, Breazeale Get Into Post-Fight Altercation in Hotel Lobby! Photos: Rey Vargas Beats Gavin McDonnell - Captures WBC Belt Bellew on Haye: He Spends Christmas in Miami, Not With His Kids Photos: Jarrett Hurd Stops Tony Harrison - Captures IBF Title Amir Khan Vows To Beat Manny Pacquiao, Rips 'Hater' Eddie Hearn Horn's Promoter: I Don't Believe Pacquiao-Khan Deal For April! Hadillah Mohoumadi vs. Serhiy Demchenko For Vacant EU Title Koncz Confirms Pacquiao-Khan Deal, Says More Details Next Week BJ Flores Debuts at Heavyweight: Caleb Plant, Nyambayar Win Washington: I Got Impatient, I Went For It and Wilder Caught Me Deontay Wilder: Is Parker Ready For Me? I'm Ready For Him! Pacquiao vs. Khan on April 23: Fighters Announce Deal is Reached Deontay Wilder Starts Slow, Stops Gerald Washington in Five Wilder vs. Washington - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Rallies To Stop Tony Harrison, Win IBF Title Tony Harrison vs. Jarrett Hurd - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dominic Breazeale Knocks Out Izu Ugonoh in Dramatic Fight Wilder vs. Washington - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Maurice Hooker Dominates Cristobal Cruz in Mexico Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement