After his masterful win last Sunday, the reigning World Boxing Organization super bantamweight and International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire will finally get a taste of Mexican warrior Jorge Arce.
The development is somehow a surprising one for Donaire, who declared after his win over South African Jeffrey Mathebula that he will be chasing the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association title.
Even after the fight, Donaire is toying with the possibility of facing WBC champion Abner Mares or WBA ruler Guillermo Rigondeaux in a title-unification bout, something that won’t be possible against Arce, who currently doesn’t hold any title.
As per badlefthook.com, Top Rank boss might have been swayed to push for the Donaire-Arce fight instead of a bout against Mares of Rigondeaux, because of the tremendous fan-bases of both fighters and that Arce will be giving a good fight despite being tagged as tailor-made for Donaire’s boxing style.
If Donaire hurdles Arce in their upcoming showdown, the Filipino Flash declared that he is ready for another fight this year, possibly against Japanese sensation Toshiaki Nishioka on December, then chase the WBC and WBA title early next year before moving up to the featherweight division.
“I want to accomplish my goal of being the undisputed champion,” Donaire said. “I’m eager to fight anybody out there. If everything goes well, I want the WBA and WBC champions. Before I get to 126 division, that’s what I want to do.”
Donaire, who is always dubbed as the heir apparent to future hall-of-famer Manny Pacquiao, is coming off a sensation win over Mathebula in a match that he practically dominated from the start especially in the fourth-round when he floored the former African champion.