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Arce Expects To Face Donaire on 12/15 in Houston, Texas

By Miguel Rivera

Sources close to former four division world champion Jorge Arce (61-6-2, 46KOs) have told BoxingScene.com that "Travieso" is still on target to fight WBO/WBC Diamond super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (30-1, 19KOs) on December 15th, but now in Houston, Texas. They believe the fight will take place at the Toyota Center and HBO will televise in the United States.

Originally, Zanfer Promotions and Top Rank were discussing the option of staging the match in Mexico City. Donaire rejected the Mexico City proposal, feeling the terms were not financially adequate for a champion to fight the challenger in his home country.

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and light heavyweight Mike Lee are expected to appear on the undercard.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VERDUGO on 10-28-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12643474]Agreed 100%, against Nonito it will be a war until it last, Rigondeaux will take him from kindergarten to junior high in one night, a crash course.[/QUOTE] TF! you think Nonito will stand toe 2 toe and go to war…

Comment by rasdun on 10-28-2012

even though Donaire will be a 8-1 favorite, this fight, if it happens will lock up FOY for Donaire. Cant remembr a fighter getting FOY with that many fights since Mayweather in '98 and de la hoya in 95. otherwise…

Comment by fraubau on 10-27-2012

weird, so has arce already dropped his demands? too much back and forth going around here.

Comment by Rolph Spicer on 10-27-2012

[QUOTE=-SWIFT-;12643814]And you act like donaire sells a lot of tickets and gets a million viewers on hbo[/QUOTE] Please quote where I mentioned donaire, ticket sales, and hbo viewership. Otherwise, stop making assumptions and get over the fact that rigondeaux can't…

Comment by -DSG- on 10-27-2012

[QUOTE=Rolph Spicer;12643781]Because the rigondeaux vs. ramos world title fight only sold 375 tickets, which is pathetic. ESPN cards do more than that.[/QUOTE] And you act like donaire sells a lot of tickets and gets a million viewers on hbo

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