Found December 14, 2012 on
The Daily Sports Herald:
The WBA super bantamweight title fight between undefeated defending champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym has been canceled from this Saturday's Nonita Donaire-Jorge Arce card in Houston, Texas.
"The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation notified us today that they would not issue a license to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym," said promoter Bob Arum. "I feel very badly for both fighters who trained very hard. Top Rank's matchmakers are working with HBO to returning Guillermo back to the ring as soon as possible."
Rigondeaux versus Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to precede the Donaire-Arce main event. Still, the WBO junior featherweight title bout between Donaire and Arce will go on as scheduled. The HBO telecast of the fight will open with the exclusive replay of last week's Pacquiao-Marquez 4 instant classic.
A quick return to the ring for Rigondeaux would be nice, but should Donaire win as expected, th...
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WBO and The Ring super bantamweight king “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire will defend his belts against four-division titlist Jorge Arce tomorrow night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs), who has emerged victorious in 29 … Continue reading →
Nonito Donaire stopped Jorge Arce with left late in the third round Saturday night to retain the WBO super-bantamweight title and send the Mexican veteran into retirement.
Donaire, from the Philippines, improved to 31-1 with his 20th knockout. Arce dropped to 61-7-2.
''My left hook was a damaging hook tonight,'' Donaire said. ''I felt very strong in the...
Nonito Donaire ended Jorge Arce's career in Houston tonight in a junior featherweight bout that also served as the finale for HBO analyst Larry Merchant. As predicted, Donaire was simply too big, too powerful and too fast for Arce, and demolished the Mexican action hero with his trademark left hook at the end of round 3.
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Looking Ahead to Saturday: Donaire vs. Arce and Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaengym Previews
On Saturday from Houston, pound-for-pound entrant Nonito Donaire looks to cap off a productive 2012 with a win over longtime standout Jorge Arce. In the main supporting bout, fellow-122-pound titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux takes on former WBA champion--Thailand’s Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym.
The final press conference for this weekend's Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce bout on HBO was held this afternoon in Houston. On the undercard of course is Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym. Right here, you can view a collection of photos from the final Donaire vs. Arce press conference, as well as some video and other notes. Take a look.
The Nonito Donaire vs. Jorce Arce weigh-in took place this afternoon from Houston, where their Saturday night, HBO-televised Super Bantamweight title clash will be held. Both fighters are on weight and fit, and ready for action. Take a look at the Donaire vs. Arce weigh-in results, and some photos of the weigh-ins as well.
Donaire vs. Arce Weights
Nonito Donaire: 121.5 lbs
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The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux and former world champion Poonsawat Kartingdaenggym has been canceled from this Saturday's card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs...
HBO boxing analyst, interviewer, and mainstay Larry Merchant will call his final fight for the cable network Saturday night when Nonito Donaire faces Jorge Arce. The 81 year old commentator has been with HBO since 1978 and has stood as one of the last remaining mainstream voices of boxing. He was also a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and New York Post in his sportswriting...