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The Menace

by 'Mean' Mike Duffau (writer), I'm the boss!, May 10, 2011

Credit: http://www.boxeomundial.net
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A veteran fighter gives a boxing lesson.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the pugilistic world. It's an honor to present to you history in the making. The super Bantamweight warrior Jorge Arce aka El Travieso (The Menace) was the under-dog in the under-card fight of Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011. Arce challenged Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. for the WBO Super Bantamweight Title. With Vasquez entering the ring with a record of 20-0-1 (17 KOs) was no match for the veteran Arce who pulverized the young champion and winning the bout by a TKO in the 12th round.

It's a shame that the main event of the night wasn't as action packed as these two warriors fought their hearts out toe to toe.

"They should have never stopped this fight. I feel that I would rather get knocked out and end up on the canvas than having it stopped the way it did. My father stopped it. He never should have." - Wilfredo Vasquez Jr.

Jorge Arce is the first Mexican fighter to become a World Champion in four separate weight divisions. His current record is 57-6-2 (44KO)



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By Caballero_69 on May 10, 2011 at 09:07 pm

Mike,

Long ago and far away, I did some boxing in my younger days.

I was not very good, but I had heart. Nobody ever denied that. I learned there is a savage beauty in the sport when "two warriors fought their hearts out toe to toe."

I love Wilfredo's comment. In the warrior's heart there is no surrender.

Thanks for bringing this up on Broo!

Larry

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By Credo on May 10, 2011 at 09:33 pm

This guy looks like a real warrior. How did I miss this one?

Great presentation mike

Credo

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By mantra lotus on May 11, 2011 at 09:58 am

Nice write up on "The Menace", Mike. This IS one tough guy. Peaked my interest! And I agree with Cher, the video added great impact.

Cool Mike!!!

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on May 11, 2011 at 02:25 pm

thanks you guys for swingin' by...arce is right up there with the best of the best. he's under-rated and shouldnt be. i think he's one of the greats and i cant say that about too many fighter of today.

larry, i didnt know you did some boxin'? you should do a write-up on that...

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