Donaire – Arce continue the Mexican-Philippines rivalry this Saturday, Dec 15.
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is synonymous with championships and winning and will have both the WBO and The Ring super bantamweight title belts on the line when he steps into the ring against Jorge Arce at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX on December 15.
Donaire is a 30 year old champion that hails from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines and is an orthodox fighter with a career record of 31 total fights with 30 wins, 19 wins by knockout, and just 1 loss in a stellar career. Donaire has fought in the flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, and super bantamweight divisions during his career and has a host of titles in various divisions starting with the NABF super flyweight title belt in 2006. The only loss of Donaire’s career was all the way back in 2001 which was his second bout. Donaire is coming off a technical knockout win over Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13 as he retained the WBO super bantamweight title while winning The Ring super bantamweight title in addition to earning the WBC diamond belt award. Prior to that, Donaire defeated Jeffrey Mathebula in a unanimous decision on July 7 as he again retained the WBO super bantamweight title while winning the IBF super bantamweight title as well.
Jorge Arce hails from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico and is 33 years of age with a career record of 68 total fights, 60 wins, 46 wins by knockout, 6 losses, 2 draws, and 1 no contest. He is also an orthodox fighter that has competed in the light flyweight, flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, and featherweight divisions. Arce is also known as a championship fighter with a host of title belts in various divisions throughout his career with the latest being the WBO bantamweight title in 2011. He is coming off a suspended fight due to accidental foul against Jesus Rojas in a no decision on June 9.