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Donaire vs Arce: Fight poster and HBO preview video

Nonito Donaire faces Jorge Arce next Saturday night on HBO World Championship Boxing, with Guillermo Rigondeaux taking on Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym in the co-feature bout.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Next Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, live on HBO, a much talked-about fight finally takes place in the main event, while a much talked-about fight could be in the cards later on if both fights go as most will expect.

In the main event, Nonito Donaire (30-1, 19 KO) makes his fourth appearance on HBO this year, facing his fourth top ten opponent, defending his super bantamweight championship against the great Mexican warrior, Jorge Arce (61-6-2, 46 KO). Donaire vs Arce has been on promoter Bob Arum's wish list for a couple of years now, and finally the old man gets his fight, as after a series of failed negotiations, everything has fallen into place.

In the co-feature, in another super bantamweight title fight, Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO) faces Thailand's Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (48-2, 33 KO) for Rigondeaux's WBA title. Poonsawat was the man who lifted the belt from popular Irish fighter Bernard Dunne back in 2009, and made a few defenses before dropping the belt to Ryol Li Lee in October 2010. He can fight, but his recent win streak (seven fights and counting) hasn't exactly come against world-level opponents.

If Donaire and Rigondeaux both win in impressive fashion, expect the talk of those two squaring off to intensify.

Here's the poster for the event:


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