Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce will pull on a black cowboy hat and put a cherry-flavored lollipop in his mouth when he heads for the ring on Saturday night. “I started doing the lollipop when I was 16, just starting out,” said Arce, 30. “I was always very excited and jumpy in the locker room, talking a lot to everyone. My trainer would give me a lollipop to settle me down. I only use the cherry ones. One night I walked into the ring with it. It became part of my ring entrance, that and a cowboy hat which represents what part of Mexico I am from.” Arce, from Los Mochis, Mexico, will go into his 15th world title fight when he takes on Angky Angkota of Indonesia on a Top Rank Live! telecast on Fox Sports Net. Arce has a 10-4-0 record in world title fights but knows he is in tough against Angkota. “I always like to entertain in the ring,” Arce said. “But I think this is going to be a rough one on Saturday night.” Arce vs. Angkota will box at the Plaza de Toros Arroyo in Ciudad, Mexico. Rich Marotta and Barry Tompkins will call the action on FSN. The live telecast begins 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific.
Nonito Donaire’s Media Day is this Saturday, 1PM at the Undisputed Gym in San Carlos, Calif. Fight fans are invited to attend. Donaire will head to Las Vegas on Sunday to wire in for his upcoming title bout vs. Gerson Guerrero on Top Rank’s Latin Fury 13/Pinoy Power 3 PPV on Feb 13 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
The official weigh-in for Friday’s WBA light heavyweight title rematch between champion Gabriel Campillo and Beibut Shumenov in The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will take place at 5PM today in the casino’s “Wasted Space Club.” The public is invited.