Jorge Arce is a world champion again. In a clash for the vacant WBO super flyweight championship, Arce (53-6-1, 40 KOs) scored a seven round technical decision over Angky Angkota (18-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza de Toros Arroyo in Mexico City. Ankota spent most the fight pinned in his own corner with Arce getting the better of the exchanges. The bout was stopped after Ankota suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental headbutt in round seven. The scorecards read 58-56, 60-54, 60-54 for Arce, who is now a four-time world title holder.
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Featherweight Eduardo Escobedo (27-3, 19 KOs) pounded out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Joksan Hernandez (17-2, 10 KOs). Escobedo dropped Hernandez in round four en route to a 97-92, 97-93, 96-93 verdict.
‘Aztec Princess’ Jackie Nava (20-3-2, 10 KOs) became a three time world champion at 122 pounds with a gutty performance over Shantel Martinez (8-3, 1 KO). Nava captured the WBC super bantamweight championship with a ten round unanimous decision to reclaim a title she had won twice before. Nava dominated the fight but hurt her right leg in the seventh round and had a hard time moving. She was caught with a big right hand in the eight round and went down. She got up, however, and kept going in the last round on one leg but made it to the final bell to get a hard earned victory.
Featherweight Miguel ‘Mikey’ Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) stopped Arturo Gomez (15-14-5, 6 KOs) in fifth round. Time was 2:07. No knockdowns in the bout. Garcia had small cut over the right eye.
Super flyweight Alfonso “Finito” Lopez (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a third round TKO over pro debuting Sergio Cruz (0-1). Lopez is the son of Mexican ring legend Ricardo “Finito” Lopez.