‘Arce a vulnerable target for Donaire’

By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Feb 09 2012 10:14 PM | Updated as of Feb 10 2012 10:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Four-division champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. will have an easier time fighting Mexican brawler Jorge “El Travesio” Arce compared to his 12-round slug fest against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. last Sunday.

Sport analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz said Donaire is likely to use his technical skills to pick Arce apart.

“Arce is easy to hit. He doesn't really have any defense,” said Nathanielsz.

Arce, a likely candidate for the boxing Hall of Fame, is well-loved by Mexican fight fans because of his aggressive boxing style.

He is a veteran of 67 fights. He compiled a total of 59 wins, six losses and two draws.

But Nathanielsz said Arce’s tendency to brawl made him prone to cuts, which is a huge disadvantage in front of someone like Donaire.

“He cuts very easy, he bleeds a lot,” said Nathanielsz.

In May 2011, Arce defeated then unbeaten Vazquez to win the WBO super bantamweight crown.

He later relinquished the title to campaign in the bantamweight division.

The Filipino Flash later won the same WBO belt by beating Vazquez.

His handler, Cameron Dunkin, has already announced that Arce will be Donaire’s next fight.

Nathanielsz believe Arce will give Donaire an exciting fight.

“He's a warrior in spirit and it's very hard to knock him out,” he said.

However, Donaire’s best weapon is El Travesio’s biggest weakness.

“He's vulnerable to the left hook,” Nathanielsz said of Arce.