Dunkin: Jorge Arce ‘Next’ for Donaire, Nishioka Afterward

By Ryan Maquiñana

All signs point to new WBO junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire fighting Mexico’s Jorge Arce next, as the Filipino’s manager confirmed the news along with a tentative accord with WBC 122-pound boss Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan afterward.

“Arce is next,” Cameron Dunkin told Philippine News’ Truth Esguerra. “We have an agreement already, and he’s got to fight Arce. And we have an agreement in principle with the Japanese guy (Nishioka), so he’s got fights ahead of him.  After that we’ll look at [WBA champ Guillermo] Rigondeaux, of course.”

Donaire hurt his left hand early in his split decision win last Saturday over Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., and was scheduled to see a physician on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

“He’s going to be back soon," Dunkin added. "Hopefully this hand’s not a big deal, and we see him back in the ring in April or something, I hope.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area ( He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Panel. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at , or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bluetuazon on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;11759371]Betyween me and you bro, i think the best in the division is either rigo or donaire thats why the fight must happen, they both beat the jap[/QUOTE] i think the fight will happen(donaire vs. rigo)..we just have to be…

Comment by bluetuazon on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;11759371]Betyween me and you bro, i think the best in the division is either rigo or donaire thats why the fight must happen, they both beat the jap[/QUOTE] if either beats nishi then by all means bro they can call…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=bluetuazon;11756104]no bro......nishi is recognized as the best in 122...thats a fact...if in ur opinion its rigo, i respect that...lets just all calm down and base these things on FACTS....[/QUOTE] Betyween me and you bro, i think the best in the…

Comment by bluetuazon on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=definido7;11757385]guillermo rigondeaux is the best 122 in the worldddddddddddddddddddddddddd[/QUOTE] nope.....nishioka is...

Comment by Burat Mo on 02-08-2012

Donaire will ko Arce then Nishioka for a blockbuster. Rigondeaux is another Narvaez and fans doesn't want a boring fight. :boxing:

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