Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico– In a battle between former world champions, Jorge “Travieso” Arce (55-6-1, 42 KOs) put an end to the comeback of Martin Castillo (35-4, 18 KOs) by stopping him at 2:56 of the first round with a a wicked liver shot.
After the bout, Arce expressed interest in meeting Colombian, Yonnhy Perez for the bantamweight crown.
Arce’s promoter, Fernando Beltran (who also promotes Fernando Montiel) said that he’d like to have Montiel move up to 122 to challenge Puerto Rican, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., while Arce could stay at 118 to challenge Perez.
On the undercard, Alberto Rosas (31-5, 25 KOs) became the unlikely winner of the IBF super flyweight title by stopping defending champ and conqueror of both Arce brothers , Simphiwe Nongqayi (16-0-1, 6 KOs), in the sixth round.
Nongqayi tried to stay in the fight, but was simply outgunned by a charged-up Rosas who applied massive amounts of pressure and forced the South African to take a permanent knee in the sixth.