2003-05-03 Jorge Arce w tdec 6 Melchor Cob Castro, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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2003-05-03 Jorge Arce w tdec 6 Melchor Cob Castro, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 59-55, 58-56, 59-55. After failing the weight at the first attempt, Arce (107) was recorded as having made it third time round despite onlookers not being totally satisfied. In fact, immediately prior to the fight he weighed an incredible 124lbs to Castro’s 119lbs and this for men contesting a 108lbs title. Having scored a knockdown in round three, Castro (108), a southpaw, was throwing less punches than the champion but they appeared to be having more effect than Arce’s, many of which were blocked. Castro was also having success with body punches. Following further head clashes in the fifth, Arce, who was cut in two places on the left eye, went for broke in order to turn the fight his way but at the end of the sixth his cuts were deemed too dangerous for him to continue and the referee called for the cards.