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Rojas Shocker: Admits He Took a Dive With Jorge Arce

By Miguel Rivera

As reported on Wednesday, former champion Tomas Rojas denied recent allegations that he took a dive against Jorge Arce in their bout which took place in September 2007 in Las Vegas. Mexican newspaper Notiver published an interview where a writer printed quotes from Rojas, claiming the boxer told him that he took a dive in exchange for 100 thousand pesos and television exposure.

Rojas is alleged to have told the reporter that he accepted the money and could have easily beaten Arce that night. Arce stopped Rojas in six rounds after a shot to the body.

However, Rojas initially denied making those comments to reporter Pedro Munoz Zamudio, who the boxer claimed fabricated the information.

"The reporter started asking me about the fight between Marquez and Pacquiao. Then he asked me about my fight with Arce and told me it was fixed. I said no. I do not know why he wrote that. What that guy [wrote] is a vile lie," Rojas told Sal Rodriguez. 

But, in a shocking twist, Rojas told XEU Deportes that he did make those comments to the reporter, but told him the quotes were "off the record" and "not to publish" any information related to the Arce fight.

"I was being honest. Yes I did tell him that but I asked him not to publish the comments. A reporter must have ethics.

After the latest chapter of this controversy, the president of the federal district boxing commission (CBDF), Rafael Herrera, announced that his office is going to conduct an investigation into the matter. He said there will be consequences for any guilty parties involved.

There are those who doubt Rojas' story because ringside observers said Arce's shot to the body was hard and picture perfect. Herrera's office will be reviewing video of the fight and speaking to those involved with the fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 12-09-2011

[QUOTE=lluisone;11539387]mexicans are cheaters ...plaster .....low blows ...drugs steroids and now this :boxing:[/QUOTE] Did you forget to mention Tito Trinidad??? How convenient of you!!

Comment by lluisone on 12-09-2011

mexicans are cheaters ...plaster .....low blows ...drugs steroids and now this :boxing:

Comment by spyvsspy on 12-09-2011

[QUOTE=Roger08;11535704]disapointing if this is true, boxing could do without this shiz, it really needs a proper governing body to help eradicate these sort of things from boxing.[/QUOTE] Once something has been tainted, it must be completely destroyed in order for…

Comment by KmanaG on 12-09-2011

I'm not sure. It seems a bit odd that it's only just coming out NOW...and even then Rojas was landing clean shots on Arce before the body shot, if you're going to throw a fight you don't try and wipe…

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-09-2011

you don't go down after taking that kind of puisment for $7,500...

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