Nonito Donaire KO’d Jorge Arce to Retain Super Bantamweight Title

MANILA, Philippines – Nonito Donaire Jr. knocked out Jorge Arce in the 3rd round of their fight on December 15 to retain WBO Super Bantamweight Title.

Nonito Donaire’s triumph makes Filipinos take a second look at this sterling boxer whose successes in the ring have been overshadowed by Manny Pacquiao’s tremendous popularity. Now, Filipinos have an alternative hero to look up to.


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Nonito Donaire, Image credit:

Donaire,30, is also known as “The Filipino Flash.” He was the WBC and WBO Bantamweight Champion, and is the WBO and IBF Super Bantamweight Champion.

Before Donaire’s victory over Arce, and after Pacquiao’s loss to Marquez, a re-ranking was done. Here is an excerpt of the new ranking as revealed by Bleacher Report on the Top 25 Pound-for-Pound Boxers published on December 9:

Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Boxers

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2. Andre Ward
3. Juan Manuel Marquez
4. Sergio Martinez
5. Nonito Donaire
6. Manny Pacquiao
7. Wladimir Klitschko
8. Timothy Bradley
9. Vitali Klitschko
10. Abner Mares

After Nonito Donaire’s victory over Jorge Arce, Donaire’s ranking would surely increase. Another Filipino champion has emerged.

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