Donaire vs Arce result: Nonito Donaire wins fight via 3rd round knockoutBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Dec 16, 2012 in Boxing, Sports •
Nonito “The Flash” Donaire won his fight via third round knockout against Mexican boxer Jorge Arce at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Donaire finished off Arce with a second left in the third round. (View some of the fight images below.)
Donaire kept his promise that he will knockout Arce and retained his World Boxing Organization Super-Bantamweight belt.
The Filipino flash won over the Mexican a week after Juan Manuel Marquez surprised everyone with a sixth round knockout win over Manny Pacquiao.
Donaire floored Arce in the second round with a short right but the Mexican was able to get up quickly.
In the third round, Arce became more aggressive and started to hit the Filipino. However, Donaire unleashed a combination of a strong right hand and a solid left uppercut that sent Arce to the canvass. The Mexican was able to get up at the count of seven but when fight resumed, Donaire hit Arce with a left hook that sent him down again for good at the 2:59 mark.
The Filipino boxer improved his record to 32-1 with 21 via knockouts. Donaire has won four title fights this year and raised his chances of becoming the 2012 Fighter of the Year.
According to Donaire, it will be his last fight at 122 pounds. After knocking out Arce, Donaire revealed that he will “gonna go for it (126 pounds) next year.”
Arce announced his retirement from boxing after the bout. He ended his career with a 61-7-2 record.
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