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Donaire Has No Issue With Facing Arce in Mexico City

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the newly crowned WBC Diamond Belt champion, is willing to fight Mexican warrior Jorge Arce even in Mexico as Donaire continues his quest to wipe out the contenders in the 122 pound  division.

Donaire confirmed what Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told us after Donaire dominated Japanese southpaw and WBC champion emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka last Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California before a crowd of over 7,600  fans, that a fight against Arce in the huge stadium in Mexico City was being talked about although there was nothing definite.

Donaire who received eight stitches in his left hand the day after his skin split open and bled profusely from the second round onwards in his battle with Nishioka whom he dropped with a perfectly-timed left uppercut in round six  and then blasted him with another cracking right straight in round nine forcing referee Raul Caiz Sr to call a halt at 1:54 of the round indicated he may be ready to fight Arce in December.

However, Arum has said that a February or April fight date appeared more likely since Donaire would need time for his injured hand to heal before beginning training again.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has described Donaire as “a shining star in boxing” and added he is a worthy successor to “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao.

Valcarcel told us in advance that the WBO is proud of Donaire and will name him the organization’s “Fighter of the Year.”

Aside from his amazing speed and power, Valcarcel said Donaire is “a very imtelligent, thinking fighter” and predicted that should he move up to the featherweight division he would beat reigning champion Oscar Salido of Mexico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by I Love Jesus! on 10-17-2012

nonito donqueere dont want none of rigo

Comment by The Big Dunn on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=bluetuazon;12613289]make no mistake as a fan i would love to see him tap rigos ass cause he will tap that for sure...but u also have to think if that fight would make sense since for us hardcore fans..it may not…

Comment by kiaba360 on 10-17-2012

KO'ing Arce in front of a big Mexican crowd would add to his star-power.

Comment by bluetuazon on 10-17-2012

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;12613257]did you have any problem with how donaire worded his reasoning about not fighting rigondeaux to max kellerman?[/QUOTE] make no mistake as a fan i would love to see him tap rigos ass cause he will tap that for…

Comment by -Johannes- on 10-17-2012

I don't care if he fights Arce to be honest. As long as he moves up to 126 so people can STFU about Rigo who is not going to go to 126 because he's a midget, no way is he…

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