Tonight from 9:30 pm EST at the Toyota Center in Houston, Nonito Donaire will face Jorge Arce in a 122-pound title bout, live on HBO, BoxNation, and TV Azteca in Mexico. BoxNation subscribers can also stream the fight at LiveSport.TV.
Donaire (30-1, 19 KO) is the heavy favorite against Arce (61-6-2, 46 KO), a Mexican veteran renowned for his grit and toughness, but one many feel is tailor-made for Donaire's explosive counter-punching style. Donaire is looking to go 4-0 on the year, all fights being HBO main events, and may have the inside track on 2012 Fighter of the Year with a win tonight.
Before the live fight, HBO will present a replay of last week's Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view main event, so if you missed that one the first time around and somehow still haven't seen it, that's worth tuning in to see. After the fights, the latest edition of "The Fight Game with Jim Lampley" will air live.
Brent Brookhouse will handle round-by-round duties and the recap tonight, so join him for Donaire-Arce.