Jorge Armando Arce Armenta (born July 27, 1979) best
known as Jorge Arce On March 19, 2005, Arce stopped Hussein Hussein
in the 10th round of a fight for the right to challenge Pongsaklek
Wonjongkam for his WBC Flyweight title. He later relinquished his
light flyweight crown and was matched by the WBC with Angel Priolo
on July 30 for their interim title after Wonjongkam suffered an injury.
Arce scored a third round TKO win in the fight, held in La Paz, Mexico.
waiting to fight Wongjongkam, Arce stayed busy by rematching Hussein
on October 8 in Las Vegas. He retained his Interim WBC title with
a second round knockout.
On December 16, 2005, Arce defeated
former two time champion Adonis Rivas by 10th round TKO. In his next
bout, Arce defeated Rivas in a rematch.
On April 8, 2006, Arce
took on the well regarded, former WBA Minimumweight and Light Flyweight
Champon Rosendo Alvarez of Nicaragua, knocking Alvarez out in the
sixth round. It was the 4th successful defense of his Interim Flyweight
On September 23, 2006, he moved up to
the super flyweight division where he defeated former Light Flyweight
Champion Masibulele "Hawk" Makepula by fourth round knockout (which,
according to the HBO commentators, he had predicted earlier). On January
27, 2007, he defeated Argentinian Julio Ler in a 12 round decision,
thus earning the WBCV #1 super flyweight ranking.
On April 14,
2007, he lost a 12 round unanimous decision to WBC Super Flyweight
Champion Cristian Mijares in San Antonio, Texas. Mijares won the fight
by a wide margin, with the official judges scoring the match 119-109,
118-110, 117-111, all in favor of Mijares.
Arce rebounded from
the loss by defeating future champion Tomas Rojas by 6th round technical
knockout. On December 1, 2007, Arce defeated former Flyweight Champion
Medgoen Sinsurat by technical knockout in the first round.
May 17, 2008, in a very close fight, Arce (49-4-1, 37 KOs) edged Devid
Lookmahanak of Thailand (18-2, 9 KOs) with a majority decision in
the main event at the Plaza Monumental Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes,
Mexico. With a sold out crowd of 18,000 fans cheering him on, Arce
had to dig deep and work hard to pull past the once beaten Lookmahanak,
who turned out to be a very game southpaw and rarely took a step back.
The difference in the fight, which also gave Arce the win, was a knockdown
in the seventh round. The scores were 115-113, 115-114 and 114-114.
Without the extra point for the knockdown, the fight would have been
scored a draw. The bout was an eliminator for a shot at the WBC Super
Flyweight title. Arce moved on to a rematch with Cristian Mijares,
who earlier captured the WBA's version of the title with a points
win over Alexander Munoz.
On September 15, 2008, Arce won the
Interim WBA Super Flyweight title from holder Rafael Concepcion.
blasted former champion Isidro Garcia, on November 1, 2008, via (48
seconds of the) 4th round technical knockout for a super flyweight
belt. He inproved to 51-4-1, with 38 wins inside the distance, while
Garcia, who has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, was down to 25-6-2.
February 7, 2009, Arce was defeated by Undiputed Super flyweight Champion