| || ||
DONAIRE WILLING TO FIGHT ARCE IN MEXICO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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 intelligent, thinking fighter” and predicted that should he move up to the featherweight division he would beat reigning champion Oscar Salido of Mexico.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|RIVETING INSIDE STORY OF DACQUEL’S IBO INT’L TITLE FIGHT VICTORY ON “THE MAIN EVENT”-PBO-SKY CABLE, SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M.|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015Floyd Mayweather -- Gives Ringside Tix to NFL's 1st Female Coach
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015Economides Defends Title Against Ankrah On Undercard Of Roy Jones Jr-Tony Moran on Sept 12th.
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015AZKALS OFFICIALS ASSESS CHANCES VS UZBEKISTAN 4 DAYS BEFORE MATCH
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015NBA -- Hawks to retire Motumbo's No.55 jersey
By Joan Secuya-Medida, Fri, 04 Sep 2015TACONING DEFENDS OPBF TITLE VS FAJARDO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015Shannon Briggs Vs. Klitschko -- Evander Holyfield Breaks Up Gym Fight
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015BOXING MANAGER CAMERON DUNKIN HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE PENALOSA BROTHERS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015LA FIGHT CLUB FULL OF EXCITING MATCHUPS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015Boxcino 2014 Lightweight champion, Petr "Zar" Petrov to fight Liam Walsh in WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10 in Manchester, England
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015Julian Williams to take on Luciano Cuello on Tuesday, September 22 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015Strong turnout for Ring 8 Family Picnic
By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015 DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SWU COBRAS WIN OVER UC WEBMASTERS TO TIE THE UV LANCERS IN SECOND PLACE
By Michael Kenji Izumi, Fri, 04 Sep 2015Full-time poilice officer Smith ends long layoff to resume boxing Sept. 18th at Twin River
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015LADON, MARCIAL CONTINUE BOXERS GALLANT QUEST IN ASBC ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 03 Sep 2015Khan-Quaye Title Fight Support For Roy Jones Jr-Tony Moran September 12th in Liverpool
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015CHINA CHALLENGE FOR HERMINATOR
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015THE BIG ONE IS FINALLY HERE!
By Ted Lerner, Thu, 03 Sep 2015Lakers allow Clarkson to play for Gilas
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 03 Sep 2015Super-featherweight Prodigy Mario Barrios Has New Opponent in Jose Cen Torres
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015TOP CONTENDERS, PROSPECTS AND FAN FAVORITE FIGHTERS ADDED TO THE MATTHYSSE VS. POSTOL NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015Mad Integrity Fight Sports Presents “Bombs Away 4” October 10 in Lakeland!
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015Middleweight KO Artist Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring Tuesday Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015Undefeated Rising Star Ahmed Elbiali 11-0, 10 KOs To Face Fabiano Pena on Fox Sports 1
By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015