Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Donaire, Arce agree verbally to fight

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New IBF super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is ready to defend his now unified titles against former WBO title holder Jorge Arce in late 2012, according to manager Cameron Dunkin.
Donaire, 29, overcame Jeffrey Mathebula on points last Saturday night to claim a sixth career world title, unifying a third weight class in the process and has stated that he is hoping to claim another title at 122lbs.
However, a clash with the Mexican five-time world champion is seen as a lucrative match-up and Dunkin has revealed that he has an arrangement in place with Arce which could be finalized in the for later in the year.
“It’s Arce either in October or November. We are committed to fight Arce, we have an agreement, a verbal agreement to fight.” Dunkin told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has also been mentioned as a focus for Donaire as he holds one of the two world titles that still elude the ‘Filipino Flash’ at the weight, with the other being WBC belt holder Abner Mares.
 “We also have a verbal agreement to fight another guy and then we start looking at (WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux),” Dunkin added.

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