By Dan Ambrose: In a predictable outcome, WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) stopped a badly overmatched 35-year-old Jorge Arce (62-8-2, 49 KOs) in the 11th round last Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Arce reportedly retired after the fight.
You have to wonder how long this retirement will last before he comes out of retirement again, because this isn’t the first time Arce has retired.
The stoppage was anticlimactic though with referee Johnny Callas stopping the fight in the 11th due to Arce not doing much other than circling the ring and taking occasional shots. It was a very strange stoppage because Arce was fine. He just wasn’t competitive. But the referee really could have stopped the fight after the 9th round when Arce was knocked down, because after that knockdown, Arce was playing it safe and not doing much.