Arce stops Parra in 5th; Donaire could be next
By Jim Dower: Former four time world champion 32-year-old Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KO’s) dominated Lorenzo Parra (31-4-1, 18 KO’s) on Saturday night in their rematch, stopping him in the 5th round at the Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Arce, looking to clear up a 10 round draw he fought with Parra in September 2009, knocked him down four times in the fight before the bout was eventually halted in the 5th.
Arce knocked Parra down once in the 3rd round, then twice in the 4th and a final knockdown in the 5th. Parra couldn’t handle Arce’s relentless pressure and fierce body shots. Unlike last time they fought, Parra couldn’t keep Arce off of him and took a real pounding with body shots.
It as a good win for Arce, who now may be next for WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire. It’s not a match-up that would favor Arce, because he doesn’t have the size, youth, power or speed that Donaire has, but he’ll at least get a good payday out of the fight no matter what happens in the ring when they meet up.