Jorge Arce vs. Jesus Rojas

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2012-06-09 : Jorge Arce 123½ lbs fought without result Jesus M Rojas 123½ lbs by NC at 0:09 in round 2 of 10

Notes

  • Jorge Arce 60-6-2 (46 KOs) vs. Jesus Rojas 18-1-1 (13 KOs)
  • Fight was the primary undercard bout for Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley.
  • Arce entered as the #9 bantamweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Rojas, a 10.5/1 betting underdog, was unranked by the same publication. [1] [2]
  • Although it was not defended, Arce held the WBO bantamweight title at the time of the fight.
  • Arce earned $300,000, while Rojas made $25,000. [3]
  • Rojas was coming off a draw five months earlier with journeyman Jose Luis Araiza (29-5).

No Contest

Rojas went down early in the first round. In Round 2, Rojas almost simultaneously landed a low blow and headbutt. As the referee stepped in to allow Arce time to recover from the low blow, Rojas landed a punch to the back and a punch behind the ear that sent Arce down. With Arce unable to continue, the bout ended with a no decision.