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Nonito Donaire Eager To Face Jorge Arce in Mexico

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBC Diamond Belt and WBO super bantamweight/junior featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire said today that if Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is able to arrange a title defense against Mexican warrior Jorge Arce in December, he’ll be ready to go to Mexico for the fight.

Donaire told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard he believes he can fight in December, stating “if they make it happen, I will.”

However, it would depend on how his left hand, which required eight stitches after the rousing 9th round TKO victory over Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka, responds.

Donaire will have his hand checked by a doctor before flying to Manila on Saturday from San Francisco to join the ABS-CBN television panel for the battle between AJ “Bazooka” Banal and Thailand’s Pungluang Sor Singyu for the vacant WBO title at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City .

The title was vacated by Arce who is ranked as the No. 1 super bantamweight in the latest ratings released by the World Boxing Organization.

Asked whether he would be prepared to fight Arce in his hometown in Mexico, Donaire answered, “why not?”

Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza who watched the Donaire-Nishioka fight on television said “I thought he (Donaire) was good. I don’t know what everybody is complaining about.”

Ariza said Donaire could only fight if Nishioka was ready to engage but stressed “he fought a very sound tactical fight. He can punch like a (expletive). His hand-speed is also impressive.”

He said Donaire’s “boxing is looking better and better and obviously that’s a tribute to Robert Garcia (trainer). He stole the show in a chess match.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Angry Cuban on 10-18-2012

If old fart arce upset nonito"the Ducker" donaire i will be laughing forever...

Comment by ny123 on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12615661]What difference will make another fight for Rigondeaux? He is going to be "boring" anyway, by the way that was Nonito's first excuse, "boring", he is in #19 or 20 ask him what is the one now...[/QUOTE] He's been. beating…

Comment by Hougigo on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12615671]Nonoto will not make a Million, not even close, he ain't a milion $ fighter...[/QUOTE] he actually could in Mexico. HBO could be throwing money at him in the future too to try and capitalize on the "next Manny pacquiao"

Comment by kadyo's on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12615671]Nonoto will not make a Million, not even close, he ain't a milion $ fighter...[/QUOTE]Wrong! he made 800k against nishio and arce fight is at least 1 milly. Eat your hearts out. :p

Comment by garfios on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=Uncle Kadyo;12615627]I see this donaire move as reaping the fruit of his hard labor. He will be earning at least a million dollar so rigo can go die in envy. Donaire earned it. Meanwhile, rigo has to work harder in…

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