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Jorge Armando Arce Armenta (/ˈɑːrs/; born July 27, 1979), best known as Jorge Arce, is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2014. He is a multiple-time world champion, and the second boxer from Mexico to win world titles in four weight divisions (after Érik Morales, who first achieved the feat two months prior). In a storied career, Arce held the WBO light flyweight title from 1998 to 1999; the WBC and lineal light flyweight titles from 2002 to 2004; the WBO super flyweight title in 2010; the WBO junior featherweight title in 2011; and the WBO bantamweight title from 2011 to 2012. Additionally he held the WBC interim flyweight title from 2005 to 2006, the WBA interim super flyweight title from 2008 to 2009, and challenged once for the WBC featherweight title in his final fight in 2014.

Jorge Arce
Statistics
Real nameJorge Armando Arce Armenta
Nickname(s)El Travieso ("Mischievous Boy")
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 4 12 in (164 cm)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityMexican
Born (1979-07-27) July 27, 1979 (age 39)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights75
Wins64
Wins by KO49
Losses8
Draws2
No contests1

Arce remains a favorite fighter among boxing fans and is also the older brother of title contender Francisco Arce Armenta.[1] Arce's trademark ring entrance featured him wearing a black cowboy hat (earning him the nickname "The Mexican Cowboy") and sucking a cherry lollipop.

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Professional careerEdit

Early years at light flyweightEdit

Arce turned pro at the age of 16, winning his first four fights. He lost to future champion Omar Romero and drew with Gabriel Munoz in back-to-back fights in the summer of 1996, but then won 10 straight bouts and a pair of regional belts before losing on points to veteran (and future IBF Light Flyweight Champion) Jose Victor Burgos on December 12, 1997.

He recovered from that setback with four straight wins, earning his first world title shot on December 4, 1998 against Juan Domingo Córdoba for the WBO Light Flyweight title. Arce won the fight and became a world champion at the age of 19.

After making one successful defense of his title, Arce drew a big-money fight in Tijuana against three-time former champion Michael Carbajal on July 31, 1999. Arce was ahead on all three judges' scorecards after 10 rounds, but in the 11th, the veteran Carbajal connected with a stunning right hand and captured the crown via a technical knockout, as Arce was unable to continue.

After a four-month layoff, Arce returned to the ring and won a WBO regional belt as he scored 7 consecutive wins while working his way back up the rankings for another title shot. That came on October 20, 2001, when he defeated Juanito Rubillar for the Interim WBC version of the Light Flyweight title. Nine months later, he beat Yo-Sam Choi, the reigning Lineal and WBC light flyweight champion who had been out with an injury, to take full distinction.[2] He held the title until the summer of 2005 before relinquishing it to move up in weight. In his first defense, he defeated Augustin Lara. In 2003, he successfully defended his title three times against Ernesto Castro, Lee Marvin Sandoval, and Melchor Cob Castro.

Towards the end of 2003, he participated in the Televisa version of Big Brother, the Big Brother V.I.P. show that put celebrities together. He arrived in third place, then went training for his next defense, against former world champion Joma Gamboa on January 10 of the following year. Arce invited his Big Brother celebrity friends to the fight with Gamboa, his first fight of 2004, which he won by a second-round knockout. But during and after the fight, chaos ensued. One of his friends, actress Arleth Gonzalez, was kicked off her chair by another person. And Verónica Castro was pursued by the press when she was trying to leave the fight site, taking her more than two hours to get to the site's parking lot.

On April 24, 2004, Arce successfully defended his title in a rematch against former champ Melchor Cob Castro in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Arce had beaten Castro in May 2003, but the fight was called off after six rounds due to a clash of heads which injured Arce. The fight went to the scorecards and Arce won a narrow, but controversial, decision. He left no doubt in the rematch, knocking Castro out in the fifth round.

On September 4 of that same year, he retained the title with a twelve-round decision in a rematch with Rubillar. The fight caused some controversy afterwards, when Rubillar's manager accused the fight's judges of robbing his fighter, going on to offer Arce 100,000 US$ for a rematch, which would be held in the Philippines.

Arce moved on to defend his title for a seventh time on December 18, defeating Juan Centeno by a third-round TKO. He then decided to try his luck in the flyweight (112-pound) weight division.

FlyweightEdit

On March 19, 2005, Arce stopped Hussein Hussein in the 10th round of a fight for the right to challenge Pongsaklek Wonjongkam for his WBC Flyweight title. He later relinquished his light flyweight crown and was matched by the WBC with Angel Priolo on July 30 for their interim title after Wonjongkam suffered an injury. Arce scored a third-round TKO win in the fight, held in La Paz, Mexico.

While waiting to fight Wongjongkam, Arce stayed busy by rematching Hussein on October 8 in Las Vegas. He retained his Interim WBC title with a second-round knockout.

On December 16, 2005, Arce defeated former two-time champion Adonis Rivas by 10th round tko. In his next bout, Arce defeated Rivas in a rematch.

On April 8, 2006, Arce took on the well regarded, former WBA Minimumweight and Light Flyweight Champion Rosendo Alvarez of Nicaragua, knocking Alvarez out in the sixth round. It was the 4th successful defense of his Interim Flyweight title.

Super flyweightEdit

On September 23, 2006, he moved up to the super flyweight division where he defeated former Light Flyweight Champion Masibulele "Hawk" Makepula by fourth-round knockout (which, according to the HBO commentators, he had predicted earlier). On January 27, 2007, he defeated Argentinian Julio Ler in a 12-round decision, thus earning the WBC #1 super-flyweight ranking.

On April 14, 2007, he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to WBC Super Flyweight Champion Cristian Mijares in San Antonio, Texas. Mijares won the fight by a wide margin, with the official judges scoring the match 119–109, 118–110, 117–111, all in favor of Mijares.

Arce rebounded from the loss by defeating future champion Tomás Rojas by 6th-round technical knockout. On December 1, 2007, Arce defeated former Flyweight Champion Medgoen Singsurat by technical knockout in the first round.

On May 17, 2008, in a very close fight, Arce (49–4–1, 37 KOs) edged Devid Lookmahanak of Thailand (18–2, 9 KOs) with a majority decision in the main event at the Plaza Monumental Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico. With a sold-out crowd of 18,000 fans cheering him on, Arce had to dig deep and work hard to pull past the once-beaten Lookmahanak, who turned out to be a very game southpaw and rarely took a step back. The difference in the fight, which also gave Arce the win, was a knockdown in the seventh round. The scores were 115–113, 115–114 and 114–114. Without the extra point for the knockdown, the fight would have been scored a draw. The bout was an eliminator for a shot at the WBC Super Flyweight title. Arce moves on to a rematch with Cristian Mijares, who earlier captured the WBA's version of the title with a points win over Alexander Munoz.

On September 15, 2008, Arce won the Interim WBA Super Flyweight title from holder Rafael Concepción.

Arce blasted former champion Isidro García, on November 1, 2008, via (48 seconds of the) 4th round technical knockout for a super flyweight belt. He improved to 51–4–1, with 38 wins inside the distance, while Garcia, who has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, was down to 25–6–2.[3]

On February 7, 2009, Arce was defeated by Undisputed Super Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan.

Arce fought Simphiwe Nongqayi on September 15, 2009 for the IBF Super Flyweight title which was recently vacated by Darchinyan. However, he ended losing by unanimous decision.

Arce defeated Indonesian Angky Angkota on January 30, 2010, winning the vacant WBO Super Flyweight title.[4] Prior to the bout, Arce stated that he would retire from boxing if he would have lost.

BantamweightEdit

On April 24, 2010, Arce jumped to the bantamweight division to fight fellow Mexican Cecilio Santos (24–13–3; 14 KO) at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Arce defeated his opponent by KO in the 7th round, improving his record to 54–6–1. This was not his first fight as a bantamweight: he already fought once in the weight class in 2007.

Arce was scheduled to fight Eric Morel (42–2; 21 KO) of Puerto Rico on June 26, 2010 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, United States with the Interim WBO Bantamweight title at stake. The Los Mochis native withdrew from the fight a few weeks in advance due to a cut he received while in training.

In his next fight, on July 31, 2010, Arce took on fellow Mexican and former champion Martín "El Gallo" Castillo at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. The Los Mochis native won the bout by KO in the first round.

Super bantamweightEdit

On May 7, 2011[5] He beat a then undefeated WBO Super Bantamweight Champion, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. of Puerto Rico by twelfth-round technical knockout.[6]

Arce vs. DonaireEdit

On December 15, 2012, Arce fought Nonito Donaire. Arce suffered a defeat on the third round via knockout. After losing to Donaire, Arce announced his retirement.

Life outside of boxingEdit

Arce has gained some popularity outside the ring as well, acting in various Televisa comedy sketches, and participating in Adal Ramones's show's dancing contest, "Bailando por un Sueño", where he and a fellow contestant arrived in eighth place out of nine couples. He has also done boxing commentary for TV Azteca.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
75 fights 64 wins 8 losses
By knockout 49 5
By decision 15 3
Draws 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
75 Loss 64–8–2 (1)   Jhonny González TKO 11 (12), 2:43 Oct 4, 2014   Gimnasio Polifuncional, Los Mochis, Mexico For WBC featherweight title
74 Win 64–7–2 (1)   Jorge Lacierva TKO 8 (10) Jun 14, 2014   Arena Metropolitana Jorge Cuesy Serrano, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
73 Win 63–7–2 (1)   Aldimar Silva TKO 5 (10), 0:41 Mar 8, 2014   Domo de la Macroplaza, Nogales, Mexico
72 Win 62–7–2 (1)   Jose Carmona KO 8 (10) Nov 16, 2013   El Domo, San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
71 Loss 61–7–2 (1)   Nonito Donaire TKO 3 (12), 2:59 Dec 15, 2012   Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, U.S. For WBO, The Ring, and lineal super bantamweight titles
70 Win 61–6–2 (1)   Mauricio Martinez UD 10 Sep 22, 2012   Gimnasio Polifuncional, Los Mochis, Mexico
69 NC 60–6–2 (1)   Jesus Rojas NC 2 (10) 0:09 Jun 9, 2012   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. NC after Arce could not continue from an accidental foul
68 Win 60–6–2   Lorenzo Parra KO 5 (10) 1:50 Feb 18, 2012   Feria Nacional, Durango City, Mexico
67 Win 59–6–2   Angky Angkotta UD 12 Nov 26, 2011   Plaza de Toros Rea, Mazatlán, Mexico Won vacant WBO bantamweight title
66 Win 58–6–2   Simphiwe Nongqayi TKO 4 (12), 2:01 Sep 24, 2011   Foro PromoCasa, Mexicali, Mexico Retained WBO super bantamweight title
65 Win 57–6–2   Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. TKO 12, 0:55 May 7, 2011   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBO super bantamweight title
64 Win 56–6–2   Adolfo Ramos TKO 1 (10), 2:06 Dec 18, 2010   Estadio de Sóftbol "20 de Noviembre", Campeche City, Mexico
63 Draw 55–6–2   Lorenzo Parra SD 10 Sep 18, 2010   Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico
62 Win 55–6–1   Martín Castillo KO 1 (10), 2:56 Jul 31, 2010   Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Mexico
61 Win 54–6–1   Cecilio Santos KO 7 (10), 0:58 Apr 24, 2010   Centro de Usos Múltiples, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
60 Win 53–6–1   Angky Angkotta TD 7 (12), 1:34 Jan 30, 2010   Restaurante Arroyo, Mexico City, Mexico Won vacant WBO super flyweight title;
Unanimous TD after Angkotta was cut from an accidental head clash
59 Loss 52–6–1   Simphiwe Nongqayi UD 12 Sep 15, 2009   Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico For vacant IBF super flyweight title
58 Win 52–5–1   Fernando Lumacad KO 3 (12), 0:35 Jun 27, 2009   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Won vacant IBF International super flyweight title
57 Loss 51–5–1   Vic Darchinyan RTD 11 (12), 3:00 Feb 7, 2009   Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S. For WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and vacant lineal super flyweight titles
56 Win 51–4–1   Isidro García TKO 4 (12), 0:48 Nov 1, 2008   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA interim super flyweight title
55 Win 50–4–1   Rafael Concepción RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Sep 15, 2008   Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico Won WBA interim super flyweight title
54 Win 49–4–1   Devid Lookmahanak MD 12 May 7, 2008   Plaza de Toros Monumental, Aguascalientes, Mexico
53 Win 48–4–1   Medgoen Singsurat TKO 1 (12), 0:47 Dec 1, 2007   Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Retained WBC Latino bantamweight title
52 Win 47–4–1   Tomás Rojas TKO 6 (12), 1:00 Sep 16, 2007   The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title
51 Loss 46–4–1   Cristian Mijares UD 12 Apr 14, 2007   Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. For WBC super flyweight title
50 Win 46–3–1   Julio David Roque Ler UD 12 Jan 27, 2007   Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
49 Win 45–3–1   Masibulele Makepula TKO 4 (12), 1:00 Sep 23, 2006   Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.
48 Win 44–3–1   Rosendo Álvarez TKO 6 (12), 1:54 Apr 8, 2006   Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC interim flyweight title
47 Win 43–3–1   Adonis Rivas RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Jan 28, 2006   Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico Retained WBC interim flyweight title
46 Win 42–3–1   Adonis Rivas TKO 10 (12), 1:20 Dec 16, 2005   Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Retained WBC interim flyweight title
45 Win 41–3–1   Hussein Hussein TKO 2 (12), 2:50 Oct 8, 2005   Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC interim flyweight title
44 Win 40–3–1   Angel Antonio Priolo TKO 3 (12), 2:45 Jul 30, 2005   Estadio Arturo C. Nahl, La Paz, Mexico Won vacant WBC interim flyweight title
43 Win 39–3–1   Hussein Hussein TKO 10 (12), 2:07 Mar 19, 2005   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
42 Win 38–3–1   Juan Francisco Centeno TKO 3 (12), 2:48 Dec 18, 2004   Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
41 Win 37–3–1   Juanito Rubillar UD 12 Sep 4, 2004   Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
40 Win 36–3–1   Melchor Cob Castro KO 5 (12), 1:57 Apr 24, 2004   Palenque de Gallos, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
39 Win 35–3–1   Joma Gamboa KO 2 (12), 1:38 Jan 10, 2004   Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
38 Win 34–3–1   Melchor Cob Castro TD 6 (12), 3:00 May 3, 2003   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles;
Unanimous TD after Arce was cut from an accidental head clash
37 Win 33–3–1   Lee Marvin Sandoval TKO 2 (10), 2:43 Mar 21, 2003   Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
36 Win 32–3–1   Ernesto Castro KO 1 (12), 1:40 Feb 22, 2003   Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Mexico Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
35 Win 31–3–1   Agustin Luna TKO 3 (12), 2:13 Nov 16, 2002   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
34 Win 30–3–1   Choi Yo-sam TKO 6 (12), 1:21 Jul 6, 2002   Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea Won WBC and lineal light flyweight titles
33 Win 29–3–1   Ramon Jose Hurtado KO 2 (10), 1:00 Jun 7, 2002   Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
32 Win 28–3–1   Juanito Rubillar UD 12 Oct 20, 2001   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant WBC interim light flyweight title
31 Win 27–3–1   Juan Jose Beltran TKO 3 (10), 0:57 Feb 2, 2001   Jai Alai Fronton, Tijuana, Mexico
30 Win 26–3–1   Carmelo Caceres KO 2 (12) Dec 8, 2000   Los Mochis, Mexico Retained WBC Youth light flyweight title
29 Win 25–3–1   Jovan Presbitero TKO 3 (10) Oct 21, 2000   Salón 21, Mexico City, Mexico Retained WBC Youth light flyweight title
28 Win 24–3–1   Alfredo Virgen TKO 5 (10), 0:36 Oct 1, 2000   Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
27 Win 23–3–1   Emilio Palacios KO 1 (10) Jul 7, 2000   Palenque de Gallos, Villahermosa, Mexico
26 Win 22–3–1   Juan Javier Lagos UD 10 Apr 7, 2000   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant WBC Youth light flyweight title
25 Win 21–3–1   Ladislao Vazquez MD 12 Nov 29, 1999   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Retained WBO–NABO light flyweight title
24 Loss 20–3–1   Michael Carbajal TKO 11 (12), 1:53 Jul 31, 1999   Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico Lost WBO light flyweight title
23 Win 20–2–1   Salvatore Fanni TKO 6 (12), 1:17 Apr 17, 1999   Palasport Roberta Serradimigni, Sassari, Italy Retained WBO light flyweight title
22 Win 19–2–1   Juan Domingo Córdoba UD 12 Dec 5, 1998   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Won WBO light flyweight title
21 Win 18–2–1   Jose de Jesus Gomez KO 1 Oct 10, 1998   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
20 Win 17–2–1   Ruben Contreras KO 7 (10), 0:40 Jun 5, 1998   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
19 Win 16–2–1   Miguel Martinez KO 2 Apr 3, 1998   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
18 Win 15–2–1   Miguel Martinez UD 12 Feb 6, 1998   Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant WBONABO light flyweight title
17 Loss 14–2–1   Víctor Burgos PTS 12 Dec 12, 1997   Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Lost WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title
16 Win 14–1–1   Leonardo Gutierrez PTS 12 Nov 12, 1997   Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title
15 Win 13–1–1   Lorenzo Trejo UD 12 Jul 21, 1997   Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast light flyweight title
14 Win 12–1–1   Pablo Tiznado PTS 10 May 26, 1997   Tijuana, Mexico
13 Win 11–1–1   Ruben Arteaga TKO 2 Apr 21, 1997   Tijuana, Mexico
12 Win 10–1–1   Indalecio Valenzuela TKO 2 Feb 21, 1997   Tijuana, Mexico
11 Win 9–1–1   Narciso Perez KO 1 Feb 3, 1997   Tijuana, Mexico
10 Win 8–1–1   Ruben Romero KO 2 Dec 20, 1996   Ensenada, Mexico
9 Win 7–1–1   Marcos Hiedra KO 1 Dec 9, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
8 Win 6–1–1   Armando Correa TKO 2 Nov 29, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
7 Win 5–1–1   Mauricio Morales TKO 3 Nov 4, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
6 Draw 4–1–1   Gabriel Munoz PTS 4 Sep 9, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
5 Loss 4–1   Omar Niño Romero TKO 1 Jun 21, 1996   Guadalajara, Mexico
4 Win 4–0   Mario Enriquez TKO 1 May 19, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
3 Win 3–0   Dano Diaz KO 1 (4) Apr 26, 1996   El Estadio de Béisbol del Ferrocarril, Mexicali, Mexico
2 Win 2–0   Jose Santos TKO 1 Mar 18, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico
1 Win 1–0   Adan Aldama KO 1 (4) Jan 19, 1996   Tijuana, Mexico

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Francisco Arce – Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-10.
  2. ^ "Jorge Arce - Lineal Jr. Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ afp.google.com, Donaire stops Mthalane to keep IBF flyweight title Archived February 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Afp.google.com (2008-11-01). Retrieved on 2012-06-10.
  4. ^ "Angky Angkotta vs Jorge Arce". Boxstat.co. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Jorge “Travieso” Arce no le teme ni al “demonio”. Primerahora.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-10.
  6. ^ El Travieso Arce le quitó el título a Vázquez Jr. – ESPN Deportes Archived May 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Espndeportes.espn.go.com (2008-01-01). Retrieved on 2012-06-10.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title Mexican Pacific Coast
light flyweight champion

July 21, 1997 – November 1997
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Fred Heberto Valdez
Vacant
Title last held by
Royers Vasquez
WBA Fedecentro
light flyweight champion

November 12, 1997 – December 12, 1997
Succeeded by
Víctor Burgos
Vacant
Title last held by
Edgar Cardenas
WBONABO
light flyweight champion

February 6, 1998 – December 5, 1998
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Himself
Vacant
Title last held by
Himself
WBO–NABO
light flyweight champion

November 29, 1999 – February 2000
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Víctor Burgos
New title WBC Youth
light flyweight champion

April 7, 2000 – October 20, 2001
Won interim world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Salikalek Or Ekarin
Vacant
Title last held by
Cristian Faccio
WBC Latino
bantamweight champion

September 16, 2007 – May 17, 2008
Won eliminator for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Yan Bartelemí
New title IBF International
super flyweight champion

June 27, 2009 – September 15, 2009
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Juan Alberto Rosas
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Juan Domingo Córdoba
WBO light flyweight champion
December 5, 1998 – July 31, 1999
Succeeded by
Michael Carbajal
New title WBC light flyweight champion
Interim title

October 20, 2001 – July 6, 2002
Won full title
Vacant
Title next held by
Wandee Singwangcha
Preceded by
Choi Yo-sam
WBC light flyweight champion
July 6, 2002 – December 18, 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Hugo Cázares
Lineal light flyweight champion
July 6, 2002 – December 18, 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Eric Ortiz
New title WBC flyweight champion
Interim title

June 30, 2005 – September 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
Preceded by
Rafael Concepción
WBA super flyweight champion
Interim title

September 15, 2008 – February 7, 2009
Lost bid for Super title
Vacant
Title next held by
Nonito Donaire
Vacant
Title last held by
Marvin Sonsona
WBO super flyweight champion
January 30, 2010 – April 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Omar Narváez
Preceded by
Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.
WBO junior featherweight champion
May 7, 2011 – November 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Nonito Donaire
Vacant
Title last held by
Nonito Donaire
WBO bantamweight champion
November 26, 2011 – February 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pungluang Sor Singyu