Jorge Arce vs. Rosendo Alvarez

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2006-04-08 : Jorge Arce 111 lbs beat Rosendo Alvarez 115 lbs by KO at 1:54 in round 6 of 12

  • World Boxing Council Flyweight Title (Interim title; title on the line for Arce only as Alvarez failed to make weight.)

Bout Summary

The two boxed slowly in the first round, with Alvarez boxing from the outside. Arce began to work inside in round two. Arce continued to press the action in round three and round four, landing crisper combinations. Arce continued to press the action as they approached the middle rounds and began to land regularly to Alvarez's body. In round six a left hook to the ribs dropped Alvarez to one knee. Alvarez remained down on his knee as he took referee Drakulich's ten count.


On May 8, 2006, Alvarez was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for the rest of 2006 and fined $2,000 because he failed a post-fight urinalysis. Alvarez tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide.


  • "Jorge Arce stops Alvarez in 7",, Paul Upham (Retrieved, April 17, 2006)
  • " Ex-champ Alvarez suspended, Las Vegas Review Journal, Kevin Iole (Retrieved, May 8, 2006)