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Oquendo, Velez, Morel Eye PR's Revenge on Jorge Arce

By Rey Colon

Jonathan Oquendo, Jayson Velez and Eric Morel are the fighters who make up the trilogy of Puerto Ricans who might be facing Mexico's Jorge 'Travieso' Arce in his first defense of the WBO super bantamweight title. Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Arce stopped Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Vazquez in the twelfth round to capture the belt.

Oquendo is the third ranked in that division while Vélez occupies the tenth ranked position, while Morel is a two-time world champion (115 and 118 pounds) who was close to facing Arce in a bantamweight clash last year but the fight fell apart due to injury. 

According to reports, there were approaches in Las Vegas regarding Arce going up against Oquendo or Velez and on Wednesday, in an interview with BoxingScene.com/Sport Press, Morel did not rule out the possibility of moving up in weight to challenge Arce for the title.

Vélez (15-0, 12KOs) returns on July 29 in Ponce against Carlos Valcárcel (12-2-4, 5 KOs). Oquendo should be defending his NABO belt on June 3 at the coliseum Antonio R. Barceló.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BorderPatrol on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=theplayerpimp;10528667]Lmao pr is mad they want that belt back. [B]Dam one champ? [/B]Really[/QUOTE] Out of those "17" champs... 80% of them are against fellow bum ass fighters from Taxi-city Mexico. When you feel a bit more confident, try using your…

Comment by Aracibo04 on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=xcaret v4;10528672]lmfao fuken hilarious.... as if a mexican isnt up there to take it right back to mexico... lmfao. these puelco ricans got no chance of keeping their title at that weight class.[/QUOTE] you are not mexican you are mexicagao!…

Comment by Hiei on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=xcaret v4;10528672]lmfao fuken hilarious.... as if a mexican isnt up there to take it right back to mexico... lmfao. these puelco ricans got no chance of keeping their title at that weight class.[/QUOTE] LMAO yep that pedophile already got whupped…

Comment by lluisone on 05-12-2011

thats right.. this is not WBC......you going to have to defend that title with the best :boxing:

Comment by xcaret v4 on 05-12-2011

lmfao fuken hilarious.... as if a mexican isnt up there to take it right back to mexico... lmfao. these puelco ricans got no chance of keeping their title at that weight class.

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