Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/14
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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 ring.'' Donaire won in front of a raucous, mostly pro-Arce crowd of 7,250 at Toyota Center. ''The reason why people survive is because they are afraid to open up,'' Donaire said. ''I have a lot of respect for (Arce) because he came in there and he opened up. He wasn't afraid. He was aiming to surprise me. But when he was opening up, that gave me the left hook and when I can throw sitting down on that left hook, everybody will go down.'' Donaire, 30, hasn't lost a fight in more than 11 years. He also knocked down Arce with about 2 minutes to go in the second round with a right-left combination. ''I'd promised my kids that If I l...
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