Found November 05, 2012 on
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In this week’s three punch combo I will first take a closer look at the recently announced bout between Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce. Next, I will look forward to what could be a breakout performance by Erislandy Lara when he faces Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night. And finally, I will state why I feel that despite their victories over the weekend, both Fernando Guerrero and Lucian Bute’s careers seem to be on a quick downward spiral.
Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
This week it was officially announced that Nonito Donaire would be facing Jorge Arce on December 15th on HBO. I am really looking forward to this bout and think we may finally see Donaire’s full talents on display.
There are several fights in the coming weeks that have major implications on the pound for pound rankings. And Donaire-Arce may be as important as any of those bouts.
In February 2011, Donaire scored a sensational knockout over Fernando Montiel and shot up the pound ...
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