WBC Featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) retained his title by scoring a dominant 11th-round TKO victory over Jorge Arce (64-8-2, 49) at the Cancha de Usos Multiples Praderas de Villa in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Gonzalez was careful with his offense, but used his reach and size advantage to win every round.
Both fighters showed a tremendous amount of respect in the early rounds, but it soon changed as Gonzalez’ left hook became a factor.
Indeed, Arce was then dropped in Rounds 3, 5, and 9, baiting Gonzalez for more after each assault, but never getting the response he begged for.
Arce would spend the rest of the fight boxing on the outside, desperately hoping for a fight-changing blow to land.
Gonzalez was calm in his systematic stoppage of Arce.
The fight was stopped in Round 11 after referee Johnny Callas had finally seen enough.
Arce, who was coming off a three-fight win after being knocked out by Nonito Doniare in 2012, will likely retire after this fight.
Gonzalez, on the other hand, retains his WBC title and has fighters such as Doniare and Vasyl Lomachenko to worry about, the WBA and WBO featherweight champions.