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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.
Arce (6-7-2, 46 KO) uncharacteristically retreated for virtually the entirety of the opening two rounds. Donaire (31-1, 20 KO), true to form, was throwing with intent, but couldn't manage to find the defensively minded Arce until the 2nd round, when a short right hand followed by a left hook put the Los Mochis native on the canvas.
That the first serious contact of the fight took Arce off his feet was merely a sign of things to come. Arce, seemingly offended by his temporary removal from his senses, attempted to pressure Donaire from there on out, but only managed to put himself in range of the dynamic Filipino's full arsenal.
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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...
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 →
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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
Can Donaire cement the fighter of the year award?
Nonito Donaire made quick work of Jorge Arce on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Filipino Flash scored a 3rd round KO victory over the Mexican legend, and while nearly everyone expected Donaire to close the show in this fight in spectacular fashion, few thought it would be this easy.
Despite the fact that Arce out-weighed Donaire on fight night by a decent...
Nonito Donaire took a major gamble when he decided to fight Jorge Arce on Saturday in Houston.
The Filipino Flash busted up his knuckle during his 9th-round TKO win over Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13. The cut on Donaire’s knuckle on his left hand was so bad one could see blood through his hand wraps. It required eight stitches to close.
Donaire only gave himself just over two...
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,"...
Larry Merchant’s contract with HBO has expired, and he has decided to call it quits after 35 years of being the best-known TV commentator for boxing.
Merchant’s last fight was last night in Houston in which Nonito Donaire knocked out Jorge Arce in three rounds. Here’s what Merchant had to say in his goodbye statement:
“This is the final, final thoughts. I’ve been lucky...