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Gonzalez stops Arce in 11

Jhonny Gonzalez successfully defended his WBC featherweight title on Saturday night, with an 11th round TKO over former multi-division champ Jorge Arce in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) was in total command of the fight from the start, as he used his long reach to keep Arce (62-8-2, 49 KOs) at the end of his punches.  During the third round, there was some roughhousing taking place, with Gonzalez throwing Arce to the canvas.  However, before the end of the round, Gonzalez caught him with a left hook that sent him down.

After an exciting fourth round, Gonzalez reestablished his dominance by flooring Arce near the end of the fifth.  Though Arce again beat the count, he was on wobbly legs and was saved by the bell.  In the ninth, Gonzalez sent Arce down for the third time , who was beginning to look the worse for wear, sporting a bad cut over his left eye.

In the 11th round, Gonzalez continued to break down Arce, and after looking unsteady for a few moments, referee Johnny Callas waved off the bout.

After the fight, Arce announced his retirement.

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