On Saturday, December 15th live from the Toyota Center in Huston, Texas we will see an interesting all Bantamweight card on HBO where Pinoy WBO/WBC ( Dia. ) Super Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire ( 30-1-0 ) defends his respective title against Mexican brawler Jorge Arce ( 61-6-2 ) in a potential Boxer-Puncher themed war. And fellow Top Rank Promotions based hype Guillermo Rigondeaux ( 11-0-0 ) faces tough Thai contender Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym ( 48-2-0 ).
While many called for a WBO/WBA/WBC unification between hard-hitting Cuban Rigondeaux and the speedy Pinoy Donaire, which is still possible in the near future, We got the next best thing. These men are matched stiffly this time out. Especially Rigondeaux as his Thai opponent has the most experience and talent that has been tossed at him before. And Donaire is defiantly at risk with a hungry Mexican warrior like Arce!
Despite the fact many are calling " The winner should fight eachother, or Mares, Moreno, Yamanaka ect " we have two intriguingly matched fights here that should be given prior focus before looking at future match ups. Arce knows it could be a final opportunity at true fame beyond being a " fan friendly " fighter and Kratingdaenggym can become an internationally renown star with a solid victory here.
Although many fight fans, including myself well expect Donaire and " Rigo " to get victories it is worth paying the money to go see live or at least watch on HBO's World Championship Boxing on December 15th!