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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.
Perhaps this is to set up a Donaire-Rigondeaux unification fight for 2013. They’re clearly the number 1 and 2 junior featherweights in the world. It makes sense. Rigondeaux is ready to take on a top fighter, while Donaire will be looking for something significant to add to his 122-pound title run.
Work still lies ahead, though. Donaire and Rigondeaux are each heavy favorites, but face the type of opponents who could surprise, especially in the event that either favorite is caught looking ahead.
Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
Donaire is one of the best fighters in the sport. Arce, ...
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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.
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Guillermo Rigondeaux Off Donaire vs. Arce card; Kratingdaenggym fails physical?
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...
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,"...
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...