Sunday, 8 May 2011

Arce upsets unbeaten Vazquez - supersport

Posted by chardyboy on Sunday, May 08, 2011 0 comments


Jorge Arce stopped Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in the twelfth round to win the WBO junior featherweight belt in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The Mexican, a former two-division champion, produced an upset when he brought the Puerto Rican's unbeaten run to an end on the undercard of the tournament in which Manny Pacquiao beat Shane Mosley in the main bout.

In a fight that treated the spectators to toe-toe action throughout, the 31-year-old Arce came back from a knockdown at the end of the fourth round to out-brawl his 26-year-old opponent.

The stoppage came 55 seconds into the final round.

Vazquez tired badly in the eleventh round and when he began to take a hammering against the ropes his corner threw in the towel.

Arce improved his record to 57-6-2, inclusing 44 knockouts. Vazquez dropped to 20-1-1; 17.

Former WBC and WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik gained a ten-round majority decision over previously unbeaten Alfonso Lopez in a super middleweight bout.

Pavlik possibly did enough to get the decision. Two judges handed in scores of 98-92 and 99-91 in his favour. The third had it 95-95, which was closer to the mark.

Pavlik improved his record to 37-2; 32 and Lopez dropped to 21-1; 16.

In a junior welterweight clash, Mike Alvarado (30-0; 22) beat Sugar Ray Narh (25-2; 21), who surprisingly quit at the bell for the fourth round.

Alvarado won the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.
Former WBC light-flyweight champion Rodel Mayol improved to 28-5-2; 21 when he won by majority decision over ten rounds against Javier Gallo (17-4-1; 9).

In a junior welterweight bout Jose Benavidez Jr (1-0; 10) stopped James Hope (6-8-1; 4) in the fifth round.

Canadian super-lightweight Pier Oliver Cote moved to 16-0; 11 when he stopped Aris Ambriz (15-2-1; 8) in the fourth round of a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Lightweight Karl Dargan (9-0; 4) won on points over six rounds against Randy Arrellin (8-5; 4.)


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