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HOLLYWOOD—As a former world champion and now rising trainer, Robert Garcia doesn’t easily dish out superlatives.

But when he saw Nonito Donaire Jr. annihilate Mexican warrior Jorge Arce in three rounds Saturday night in Houston, Garcia couldn’t help but lavish praises on his fighter.

“Donaire’s unreal, he’s spectacular,” Garcia said. “His power is unbelievable. Wherever he hits you—head, neck, shoulder—it doesn’t matter. He’ll hurt you real bad.”

Arce felt it for sure after getting tagged and receiving standing eight-counts in the second and third rounds. Then, with just one second to go in the third, he went down for good.

The proud Mexican, who decided to hang up his gloves after the defeat with a 61-win, 7-loss, 2-draw record right, was unconscious even before he hit the canvas.

It was Donaire’s feared left hook that knocked the daylights out of Arce, himself a power puncher with 46 knockouts.

The 30-year-old Donaire (31-1 with 20 KOs) swears by the power of his left, saying that if he sets it up right and gets it off in the nick of time, it would knock anybody out.

Donaire’s power also impressed promoter Bob Arum, who said that he intends to get Donaire “very busy” for the coming year.

Arum emphasized, however, that he wants to give Donaire some breathing space, with the Filipino’s next fight against two-time Olympic champion and reigning WBA super bantam king Guillermo Rigondeaux set in March.


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Tags: Boxing , Nonito Donaire Jr , Robert Garcia

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.pnono Chris P Pnono

    Donaire mabuhay ka inaasahan kong mas maging pambansang boxingero ka ..dapat patunayan mo ……more power  flash Donaire

  • LuwigVonMises

     “Donaire’s unreal, he’s spectacular,” Garcia said. “His power is
    unbelievable. Wherever he hits you—head, neck, shoulder—it doesn’t
    matter. He’ll hurt you real bad.”….the master tells it all

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelito.aton.73 Angelito Atuel Aton

    i thnk Donaire s at best shape in 122pound limit. but f he move up at 126 puond or featherweight div & can win championshp belt it wud be much better dan fightng Regondeaux. cz it wl add up hs pound 4 pound rankng. but f he retains at 122 pounds, secure Abner Mares first to capture WBC Superbantamweight undefeatd champ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelito.aton.73 Angelito Atuel Aton

    rigondeaux s real threat for donaire. dat wil be very exciting fight. it same wd Donaire vs Montiel-who can hit-well first dat would end d fight..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WAPVRB2VKSD5CW2PZAGOVDCLCE Ph

    try ur luck donaire sa next weight division at wag mo na ipalamog ang katawan mo sa 122lbs fights para naman madagdagan ang division belt mo, para mapatunayan mo na magaling ka rin at hindi ka lang natatanaw sa shadow ni pacman. gudluck filipino flash

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Angara/100000326436746 Dennis Angara

    Ms Hannah, Donaire also wanted that system.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

     Arum emphasized, however, that he wants to give Donaire some breathing
    space, with the Filipino’s next fight against two-time Olympic champion
    and reigning WBA super bantam king Guillermo Rigondeaux set in March.

    Yan pala ibig sabihin ni Arum na breathing space!? Talaga naman Arum oo. Kung sya lang masusunod gusto ni Arum araw2 lumaban ang mga boxers nya para magkapera sya ng husto!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HV5PGL7TI6WR7K7HGG7K4A3MCE Run

      Nonito likes it too…. money for him also.



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