Arce Eyes 9/1 Tuneup Prior To a Donaire Showdown

By Ernesto Castellanos,

Former four division world champion Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46KOs) is ready and willing to fight WBO/IBF super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, but the Mexican veteran is first requesting a tuneup fight. Arce's last fight, on June 9th with Jesus Rojas, was cut short in two rounds due to an accidental foul. Donaire is scheduled to return on October 13th in an HBO televised headliner.

Based on Arce's tuneup request, a fight with Donaire is unlikely to take place in the fall. Arce plans to speak with his co-promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, about staging a fight on September 1st in Los Mochis, Mexico.

Arce's position to take a fight in September would probably leave the door open for Donaire to face Japanese star Toshiaki Nishioka.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 08-04-2012

[QUOTE=devildg;12398942]Donaire must be so disappointed. Now he'll actually have to box his way to a victory instead of waiting for Arce's chin to crack Sorry Nonito, its time to go to work and fight Nishioka - the best at 122[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 08-04-2012

Rojas called Arce a coward to his face and Arce ain't doing [I]s[/I]hit. WTF?!?! This is coming from someone who likes Arce too.

Comment by devildg on 08-04-2012

Donaire must be so disappointed. Now he'll actually have to box his way to a victory instead of waiting for Arce's chin to crack Sorry Nonito, its time to go to work and fight Nishioka - the best at 122

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-04-2012

[QUOTE=apocalypto;12398596]Are you fcking stupid arce is a flyweight. This is like his 4th or 5th weight class. arce didnt even train for that fight and still dropped that puto. Then the ****** fouled him 4 fcking times yet you guys…

Comment by KTFO on 08-04-2012

The best thing to come out of this is no Arce vs Donaire which is meaningless at this point. If Arce doesn't rematch Rojas than he should move back down to 118, there is too much talent with size to…

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