Jorge Arce overpowers Hawk Makepula in Texas
In defense of his WBC International super flyweight title, Jorge â€œTraviesoâ€? Arce (45-3-1, 35 KOs) stopped former WBO 108-pound champion Hawk Makepula (28-4, 18 KOs) at 1:00 of the fourth round Saturday night at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
It was the eighth straight KO for the slugger Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who hasnâ€™t lost a fight in seven years
"I wanted to show everyone how strong and fast I am," Arce said at the boutâ€™s conclusion. "I promised I'd win within six and I delivered. I feel I'm the best at 115 lbs. and I'm ready to take on all comers. Just tell me who and when.
â€œI'm willing to put rocks in my pockets, in order to fight the big names, you name them, tell me where and how much.â€?
When asked about fighting IBF flyweight titlist, Vic Darchynian, Arce replied, â€œWhere is he? Let's do it right now.â€?
In undercard action, welterweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. moved his unbeaten streak to 28 fights (22) without a loss with an expected stoppage of Shad Howard (12-9-3), who failed to answer the bell for round four in a scheduled 10-rounder. At the fight's conclusion, an exuberant Chavez called out â€œRay Sanchez in his hometown or Dmitriy Salita in New York."
Also on the undercard, super welter James De la Rosa ran his record up to 8-0 (6) with his stoppage Carlos De la Cruz (6-5, 6 KOs), at the 2:35 mark of round number three.
The main event was broadcast in HBOâ€™s Boxing After Dark. Read more at the BLOG
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