2004-12-18 Jorge Arce w rsc 3 Juan Francisco Centeno, Independent University Gym, Sinaloa, Mexico - WBC
2004-12-18 Jorge Arce w rsc 3 Juan Francisco Centeno, Independent University Gym, Sinaloa, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Guillermo Ayon. Continuing to have trouble making the weight this was thought to be the champion’s last fight in the junior flyweight division, and he went out a winner when stopping Centeno (108) with two seconds remaining of the third round. Having been beaten in his last two fights, both at flyweight, Centeno was a strange choice to challenge Arce (108) and he did reasonably well until a left hook to the body dropped him in a heap and led to him being rescued by the referee. Immediately prior to the knockdown, the all-action Arce had been landing solid blows from both hands to the head and body without much coming back, thus the finish came as no surprise.
After Arce vacated the title in January to move up a weight division, Eric Ortiz and Jose Antonio Aguirre were matched to find a successor. To secure the contest, Ortiz had eliminated Wyndel Janiola (w tdec 5 at The Bullring, Tijuana, Mexico on 4 September 2004) and Aguirre had beaten Kermin Guardia (w pts 10 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on 26 November 2004).