Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico–
Back in 2010, Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) labored to a sluggish draw with Venezuela’s Lorenzo Parra (31-4-1, 18 KOs). This time, however, the reinvigorated 2012 version of Arce walked right through Parra, scoring four knockdowns en route to a one-sided fifth round stoppage.
The former world title challenger, who allegedly re-hydrated to 140 lbs. for this junior featherweight contest, was never really in the fight, looking pudgy and mostly disinterested. After two relatively close rounds, a straight right hand from Arce in the third dropped Parra and knocked the wheels off the donkey cart.
Arce focused on Parra’s sloppy mid-section in the fourth, twice dropping his opponent and sending him into full retreat. “El Travieso” went right back to the body in the fifth, dropping Parra again and bringing about the end of the contest.
On the undercard, Jorge Paez Jr. (31-4-1, 19 KOs) walked right through hapless, Octavio Castro (14-8-1, 9 KOs), scoring the TKO 3 as soon as he decided to step up the action. Castro is now 0-3-1 in his last four.