Jorge Arce, one of boxing’s most brash talkers, is no longer clamoring for a fight against WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez. Arce has now set his sights on WBC/WBA/IBF super flyweight champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan.
“Vazquez had his shot, but he waited too long to make a decision and quite frankly, I think he was scared of the match up,” Arce said. “I can only hope that Darchinyan won’t run for the hills like Vazquez did.”
Arce, who fights two divisions lower than Vazquez, has been chasing the fellow Mexican-native for quite some time. Most recently, Arce, who has a record of 51-4-1 (39), called out Vazquez after his fourth round TKO win over Isidro Garcia just two weeks ago.
“I really wanted the fight against Vazquez,” Arce said. “But this is a business and right now a fight with Darchinyan makes more sense. Let’s see how much guts the so-called ‘Raging Bull’ actually has.”