Top-Five pound for pound fighter, four-division world champion and Fighter of the Year favorite Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and five-division world titlist Jorge “Travieso” Arcewill have their Official Weigh-In today, Friday, December 14, beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT (3 pm Eastern) at the 2nd Floor Food Court of the PlazAmericas Mall (7500 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Tex. 77036.). Fans in Houston are encouraged to attend the Donaire vs. Arce weigh-ins, while fans across the country and around the world will be able to watch the weigh-ins live online at Toprank.TV, where it will be live streamed.
Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in the Bay Area of San Leandro, California, will risk his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight crown against Arce (61-6-2, 46 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, one of boxing’s most exciting and popular fighters on Saturday, December 15 at Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also include the exclusive replay of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4, the fourth chapter of their epic rivalry and a favorite to win Fight of the Year.
Remaining tickets to the Donaire vs. Arce World Junior Featherweight Championship event, priced at $200, $100, $60, and $30, plus additional fees, and can be purchased at the Toyota Center box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), online at www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com , by phone at 866- 4HOU-TIX (866-446-8849) and select Houston area Randalls stores. This prestigious event is promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate.
The Donaire vs. Arce card is now down a co-feature, with the cancelation of the Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym fight, but the main event is still sure to be a fun one while it lasts. Check back with us later today for the full weigh-in results & details