Donaire vs Arce Full Fight Replay
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Super Bantamweight Supremacy
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBO/IBF super bantamweight champ Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (29-1, 18 KO’s) fights Mexican warrior Jorge “Travieso” Arce ( 60-6-2, 46 KO’s) in October at the famed Staples Center, property with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.
Leading Rank promoter Bob Arum told the Manila Regular on Monday morning here within the US that he is finalizing facts of your eagerly awaited bout which he stated “is about ninety percent confident.”
Arum told us that he wanted to perform the fight at the Staples Center that is the venue he prefers but indicated “its not easy to clear a date but that is the very first alternative. They may be working on clearing a Saturday date for us in October.”
Nonito Donaire won the vacant WBO super bantamweight title just after Jorge Arce relinquished the belt which the Mexican won with a 12th round TKO of Wilfredo Vazquez Jr of Puerto Rico on May 7, 2011.
Arce then effectively defended the title with a 4th round TKO over Simphiwe Nongqayi of South Africa on September 23, 2011 ahead of he gave up the title and dropped down to the bantamweight division exactly where he won the vacant title with a twelve round unanimous choice more than Indonesia’s Angy Angkota on November 26, 2011.
Nonito Donaire faced Vazquez for the vacant WBO super bantamweight crown and won a twelve round split decision on February 4, 2012 in the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas.
In his last fight Donaire handily won the IBF title from Jeffrey Mathebula of South Africa at the Household Depot Center in Carson City on July 7. Donaire dropped the awkward and substantially taller South African in the 4th round with a vicious left hook but was unable to put him away as Mathebula was saved by the bell and backpedaled from then on and refused to engage.
Jorge Arce in his last fight faced Puerto Rico’s hard-hitting Jesus Rojas inside a war that lasted less than two rounds. Arce dropped Rojas with a major right hand within the opening round soon after which they traded bombs using the Puerto Rican acquiring the far better of his bitter Mexican rival.
Rojas opened the second round having a low blow and followed with quite a few punches and although Arce was offered time to recover he was unable to continue along with the fight was declared a “no contest.”