Philippines, 06 Jul 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


DONAIRE, ARCE BOTH WANT A KNOCKOUT


PhilBoxing.com




HOUSTON, TX -- WBO and Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire and Mexican warrior Jorge " Travieso" Arce both want a knockout in their battle at the sprawling Toyota Center here in Houston, Texas on Saturday (Sunday, Manila Time).

On the eve of the official weigh-in, both Donaire and Arce told the Manila Standard and ABS - CBN'S Dyan Castillejo that they didn't want to leave the decision in the hands of the judges.

Donaire recalled that when he won the title from Wilfredo Vazquez Jr at the Alamadome in San Antonio last February 4 one of the judges, Dr. Ruben Garcia, scored the fight for the Puerto Rican 115-113 despite Donaire dominating the action and dropping Vazquez in the ninth round with a vicious left hook even after hurting his left hand early in the fight.

Donaire said "that should have been a unanimous decision and since there are a number of Mexicans here I like to knock him out for that reason because I don't know whether I will get the decision even if I win unanimously."

He said the presence of a huge contingent of Mexicans just like last week's fight in Las Vegas when Juan Manuel Marquez scored a shocking 6th round knockout over Manny Pacquiao, "doesn't bother me because when negotiations for this fight began, it was supposed to be in Mexico. I'm used to it. I don't have any worries because I know what I have to do in the ring and how to do it."

Donaire told us he "visualizes how he will connect against Arce because I know his movements, what he'll throw - left or right - and I know if he throws a right I know what to target and if it's the left I know what I have to do. When I see that, my reaction is natural."

Donaire said he was still a few pounds over the 122 pound limit because "I am still eating but its okay."

His goal is "hopefully to be the undisputed champion next year" with his eyes firmly set on the WBC belt held by Abner Mares or the WBA title of Guillermo Rigondeaux, whose title defense against Thailand's Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym was called off after the Thai, a former world champion, failed two medical tests and was not given a license to fight by the Texas Commission.

Donaire said "God willing I will get an opportunity next year and I will do that. I want the fans to have a good show but mainly for their support I want to give them all I can achieve so they can enjoy and look forward to the next fight."

Arce himself said "I don't want to take any chances with the judges. I think Nonito is a very strong, aggressive fighter and he's looking for the knockout just like I am."

Informed that Donaire had never been knocked out Arce replied "there's a first time for everything. My son's first birthday is on Saturday and I promised him a victory and I am going to give it to him. I will take him to Disneyland after this."

Arce said "my left is very strong, my right is very strong. I can knock him out with either hand."

Arce said he is in the "best shape I have ever been and even with Vazquez I was not as ready as I am now. There will be no excuses. If he beats me he is going to beat the best 'Travieso' and if I beat him I want him to know I beat the best Donaire."

Photo: Four-time world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire (ctr) arrives for the final press conference for his upcoming World Jr. Featherweight championship against five-time world champion Jorge "Travieso" Arce, Saturday, December 15 at Toyota Center from Houston, Texas. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NBA -- Spurs win Aldridge lottery, Jordan bolts Clippers
    By Eugene Nepangue, Mon, 06 Jul 2015
  • FILIPINO BOXERS TITLE WOES PARTLY DUE TO LACK OF LOCAL WELL-HEELED PROMOTERS
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A QUESTIONABLE DRAW IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS CARMONA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Roach could be of help in PH Olympic quest
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Kharitonov stops Garner - results and pictures from M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
    By , Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • PACQUIAO PRAISES PHIL’S SEA GAMES PERFORMANCE
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • WATCH A RIVETING PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘PINOY PRIDE XXXI” ON PBO-SKY CABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Trotter, Granados Score Upsets: Ryskeldiev Wins
    By Don Smith, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS TIPS THE SCALES WELL BELOW THE SUPER FLYWEIGHT LIMIT; CARMONA EXACTLY 115
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Bornea fights Rosales for WBO Asia Pacific Youth title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GAB CHAIRMAN GUANZON NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR BOXERS' INTERESTS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright Records 29th First Round KO sends message to all Heavyweights
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • UNDEFEATED BOXING LEGACY JULIAN RAMIREZ HEADLINES LA FIGHT CLUB ON AUGUST 6 LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER AND ON FOX DEPORTES
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • D and D Management and Club 1957 Management join forces to manage Emanuel Taylor
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Felix "Tito" Trinidad To Attend Nevada Boxing HOF's Annual Indiction Weekend!
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • RODRIGUEZ TRAINS SECRETLY IN MANILA TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GONZALEZ STOPS HERRERA AT JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB IN EXPLOSIVE MAIN EVENT
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Lightweight O'Shanique Foster
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Marvel & ESPN Films Introduce the Short Film Series
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • FLACO GONZALEZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA VICTORIOUS AT LA FIGHT CLUB JULY EDITION (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS SAYS HE DIDN’T GO TO MEXICO ON HOLIDAY, HE WENT THERE TO WIN THE WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • Pacman reaction on Mayweather instagram post
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 03 Jul 2015
  • “Catchweight”: Good or Bad for Boxing?
    By Ralph Rimpell, Fri, 03 Jul 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.