HOUSTON - Con un nocaut efectivo en el tercer round, el peleador mexicano Jorge Arce dijo adiós al boxeo profesional.

"Se lo prometí a mis hijos. Si perdía esta noche me retiraba y lo hice ante el mejor. Me voy satisfecho", dijo el mexicano aún en el ring del Toyota Center de Houston, Texas, donde la noche del sábado fue vencido por el peleador filipino Nonito Donaire a un segundo de que se acabara el tercer round.

El 'Travieso' Arce se quedó con las ganas de convertirse en el primer mexicano en lograr superar la prueba que representa el 'Filipino Flash', quien en 11 años ha vencido a 14 aztecas.

"Era cuestión de tiempo, él (Travieso) y yo sabíamos que el primero que cometiera un error perdería. Esta victoria va con mucho cariño a los filipinos", dijo Nonito a HuffPost Voces justo al bajar del ring.

El 'Travieso' había proyectado que los primeros rounds serían muy complicados en la pelea por lo que dejaría a Nonito todo el desgaste, para después iniciar su labor más allá del cuarto episodio. No pudo concretar el plan de pelea.

Después de un primer round de estudio, el mochiteco de 33 años visitó la lona durante el segundo episodio a causa de un volado de izquierda que lo obligó a poner los guantes en la lona. Arce se levantó de inmediato y terminó el round con valentía.

Para el tercer y último episodio, Jorge salió a seguir trabajando en la misma forma pero un gancho entre la mandíbula y el oído logró lastimarlo y mandarlo de nuevo a la lona. Lastimado Arce se levantó a intentar sobrevivir los últimos 10 segundos, pero al bajar la guardia recibió de lleno un golpe a la barbilla que lo desconectó.

Con esta victoria Nonito hiló su victoria número 29, mientras que el mexicano sumó su séptima derrota.

"Me voy satisfecho del boxeo. Logré muchas cosas en este deporte", finalizó Arce.

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  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, right, and Jorge Arce trade punches during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Jorge Arce

    Jorge Arce reacts after losing to Nonito Donaire in their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, left, delivers a knockout blow to Jorge Arce during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, left, hits Jorge Arce during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant, 81, broadcasts from the Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Merchant will be ending his 35 year commentary run on HBO. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) knocks out Jorge Arce of Mexico in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) looks on after knocking down Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Jorge Arce of Mexico sits on the canvas after getting knocked out by Nonito Donaire in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) boxes with Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) boxes with Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico in their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) knocks out Jorge Arce of Mexico in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines waits in his corner before his WBO World Super Bantamweight bout with Jorge Arce of Mexico at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines waits in his corner before his WBO World Super Bantamweight bout with Jorge Arce of Mexico at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines is interviewed on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Jorge Arce of Mexico on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Jorge Arce of Mexico poses on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Jorge Arce of Mexico on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Jorge Arce poses for a portrait, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Houston. Arce is scheduled to fight Nonito Donaire for Donaire's WBO junior featherweight title in a boxing match Saturday at Toyota Center. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Nonito Donaire appears during a media availability, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Houston. Donaire is scheduled to attempt to defend his WBO junior featherweight title against Jorge Arce in a boxing match Saturday at Toyota Center. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas