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Donaire, Arce make weight ahead of title fight


PERFECT MATCH With smiles on their faces, Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (left) and Jorge Arce of Mexico seem to be preparing for a dance not a fight as they pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino World boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. and Mexican Jorge Arce both made weight ahead of their clash on Sunday (Manila time) in Houston, Texas, according to Top Rank, promoter of the fight.

Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) is risking his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight crown against a seasoned boxer in Arce (61-6-2, 46 KOs).

Arce weighed in at exactly 122 pounds, while Donaire tipped the scales at 121.5 pounds Saturday in the official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall, also in Houston.

There hasn’t been a lot of heat between Donaire and Arce, even in the final presser and weigh-in — but the four-division world champion predicts only one of them will be left standing the day after.

This is Donaire’s fourth fight this year, winning over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Jeffrey Mathebula and Toshiaki Nishioka, respectively.

Owned by Bob Arum, Top Rank also promoted the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas early in December.

Marquez won, knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round.

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Tags: Boxing , Donaire , Jorge Arce , Mexico , Nonito Donaire Jr , Philippines , Sports

  • w33k3nd3r

    Nice shot! Bagay sila.

  • Iggy Ramirez

    It looks like they are about to suck each other’s cóck.

    • pinoyobserver

      Is that what you like to do?

  • PHtaxpayer

    Donaire is favored but I am concerned about his injured knuckles from the last fight.  This was his problem before.  It takes time to heal and will affect his training.

  • I_kabod

     good luck!

  • xrisp

    Just stay humble Nonito and make a good fight!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

       Absolutely right, keep your two feet on the ground and maintain modesty and humility and you’ll be alrigth son.

    • pinoyobserver

      Tama ka diyan.  Mabuhay ka Nonito!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

     Learn from Pacquiao’s mistakes Donaire, don’t be overconfident in every fight, no matter how weak you think your opponent is. Go go go! I hope we can get even with those Mexican boxers.

  • sam_aquino

    if donaire knocks this arce out, then we’ll be even with the mexicans…  

    bring back pinoy’s pride…  go donaire!!!

    • kilawin

      pactard detected!

      • sam_aquino

        yeah, CRAB!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Ortiz-Espero-III/1079116721 Gerard Ortiz Espero III

    Weigh-ins are always done AHEAD of actual fights

    • PHtaxpayer

      I think you don’t understand the sport of boxing haha…the report says that both fighters “made the weight” limit.   If they went over the limit of 122 lbs, then you will see another headline, like “Arce over weight ahead of Donaire fight”. 

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