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Get 2 Know Jorge ‘El Travieso’ Arce

Status: WBO Junior Bantamweight champion. His record is 54-6-1 (41 KO’s).

Ht: 5-6 Wt: 115

DOB: July 27, 1979 In: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Boxing Inspirations: “Chavez – he’s my favorite fighter. And Tito Trinidad #2.”

First Boxing Memory: “Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor 1989, 17th March. Chavez knocked him out in 12 rounds. Unbelievable fight. I remember it every day. It’s a big fight. I watch it at home, it was on at two o’clock in the morning. At my home, no pay-per-view. And two o’clock in the morning it’s a repeat of the fight. And I was sleeping and my father said, Hey no sleeping. Here’s the fight. The repeat at two o’clock. And we watched the fight. It was unbelievable.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Travel the cruise. Las Vegas is my favorite city, walk around at the mall, shopping, play the casino, shows. My wife and me, it’s our favorite there. Cirque de Soliel, Copperfield, Blue Man. I love baseball. I can throw with both hands. My brother play baseball professional. He says I would be a great pitcher if I was taller. Two hands – it’s unbelievable.”

Nicknames: El Travieso (The Menace), The Mexican Cowboy.

Favorite Movies: “Rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. But my favorite is Rocky 3. I cry. I watch the fight, I cry [smiles].”

Musical Tastes: “Tex Mex – northern band.”

Favorite TV Shows: “There’s the entertainment news, I don’t know the name.”

Current Car: X5 BMW (black). Mercedes Kompressor convertible. Lincoln SUV.”

Last Book Read: “What’s Your Purpose In The Life? It’s beautiful.”

Favorite Meal: “Seafood and Chinese food is my favorite.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Starbucks caramel cream. I’m crazy for the Starbucks.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “I pray with my family for everybody after the fight.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Hussein Hussein fight (WBC Flyweight Eliminator in 2005). It’s a big fight, scar my face, blood. I knock him out in ten rounds. It was a big victory. 18,000 at MGM Grand, HBO pay-per-view. It’s a big fight.”

Most Painful Moment: “Fight with Michael Carbajal. 18 years old, I am child. I’m losing my title in this fight. I’m winning the fight…11th round knockout for Carbajal. I cry. I’m crying all night. Unbelievable. I’m winning the fight, 18 years old.”

Toughest Opponent: “Vic Darchinyan. He doesn’t fight clean. He’s very strong but throws elbows, uses head.”

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: “I love baseball. It’s my favorite sport. I love the Dodgers.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “At the end of the fight when I win, that’s the best.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “I don’t feel embarrassed but I don’t feel well when I drop the weight, lose the weight. I feel angry. So angry.”

Last Vacation: “Jerusalem.”

Favorite Fights: “Chavez-Taylor. Chavez-Edwin Rosario. Pacquiao vs. Marquez.”

Favorite Boxer To Watch: “I favor Pacquiao.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “People who are loyal. People tell the truth.”

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