Arce a five-division champ
Jorge Arce beat Angky Angkota on points over 12 rounds to claim the vacant WBO bantamweight belt in Mazatlan, Mexico on Saturday night.
The result of their rematch made “Travieso” Arce the first Mexican to win “world” titles in five weight divisions.
Jorge Arce © Gallo Images
Angkota nearly went down in the third round but staggered Arce in the eighth as he fought back to salvage some pride. However, the scores showed he was well beaten: 118-110 on two cards and 117-111.
In another tournament in Mexico, Humberto Soto beat Adailton de Jesus in the fourth round of a junior welterweight bout in Quintana Roo.
Soto, who has held "world" titles in three divisions, improved his record to 57-7-2, with 34 stoppage wins.
OTHER WEEKEND RESULTS
Motherwell, Scotland: Anthony Crolla retained his British lightweight title when he overwhelmed Willie Limond on points: 120-108 on two cards and 120-109.
Crolla improved to 23-2; 9 and Limond slipped to 34-4, 8.
Matthew Hall (24-4; 16) beat Kris Carslaw by 96-94, 96-94 and 97-95 in a British junior middleweight title eliminator. Carslaw dropped to 14-1; 3.
In Richmond, Australia, Joel Brunker (21-0; 13) outpointed Filipino Ti Yamagata Aguelo (15-7-1; 9) in a featherweight bout to retain the interim WBO Oriental title. The scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 115-114.
In Trabzon, Turkey, Selcuk Aydin, the WBC Silver welterweight champion, won his rematch against Ionut Ion (29-2; 16) on points.
Heavyweight Ondrej Pala moved to 30-2; 21 when he beat Darnell Wilson (24-13-3; 20) on points: 118-110 on two cards and 120-111.
Another heavyweight, Erkan Teper, moved to 7-0; 5 when he stopped Cisse Salif (24-19-2; 21) in the second round.
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