Donaire gets Mexican revenge

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Updated: December 16, 2012

Nonito Donaire knocked our Jorge Arce in the third round in Houston, Texas, on Saturday night.

But that is only part of the story. The little Filipino, the WBO super-bantamweight champion, took revenge on behalf of his countryman Manny Pacquiao, who had been knocked out by a Mexican the previous weekend, and on behalf of their nation.

Donaire produced a command performance against a former WBC light-flyweight, WBC, WBA and IBF super-flyweight, WBO bantamweight and WBO super-bantamweight champion who had won 46 fights by knockout.

Arce was knocked down in the second round, one glove briefly touching the canvas after Donaire, nicknamed the Filipino Flash, had clubbed him with a left to the back of the head.

The Mexican went down again in the third, mainly as a result of a couple of late blows as he stumbled into the ropes. He was soon back on his feet but there was no respite as Donaire went after him, throwing blows from every angle.