HOUSTON - Nonito Donaire considera a Jorge Arce el rival más más complicado que ha enfrentado en sus 11 años como peleador profesional y por eso asegura tener una de las mejores preparaciones que lo llevará a vencer al que considera uno de los peleadores con más corazón.

"Mi carrera siempre ha estado ligada a los mexicanos, pues en California hay muchos, y de lo que he aprendido es que los mexicanos son muy valientes y duros rivales", dijo el campeón filipino. "Tienen grande huevos", agregó en español.

Nonito busca la tercera defensa de la corona mundial Supergallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo y en esta ocasión la sede será el Toyota Center de Houston, Texas.

"Jorge Arce es mucho mucho mucho muy peligroso. Es un boxeador muy duro que si lo desea dará lo mejor. Estamos listos para eso. Sabemos que será una gran pelea, pues Arce viene a quitarme lo que tengo. Además de que el triunfo de Márquez (sobre Manny Pacquiao) lo dejó muy motivado", afirmó Filipino Flash, quien admitió esperaba este encuentro desde hace cuatro años.

Donaire resaltó que el nombre de Jorge Arce es uno que debía de estar en su récord y que se preparó a consciencia para enfrentar a alguien con tanta experiencia como el mexicano.

"Arce es un verdadero guerrero. Ha dado grandes peleas y no dudo que se preparó muy bien... Esta pelea es muy importante, pero no buscaré con ella ocupar el lugar de (Manny) Pacquiao. Cada quien tiene su lugar", abundó.

Por otro lado, el entrenador de Donaire, el ex peleador mexicoamericano Robert García puntualizó que enfrentar a un peleador con seis derrotas profesionales como Arce es mucho más peligroso de lo que aparenta.

"Jorge es uno de esos peleadores que es mucho más peligroso cuando está lastimado o cortado. Tendremos que ser muy inteligentes para poder vencerlo", explicó.

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  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, right, and Jorge Arce trade punches during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Jorge Arce

    Jorge Arce reacts after losing to Nonito Donaire in their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, left, delivers a knockout blow to Jorge Arce during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce

    Nonito Donaire, left, hits Jorge Arce during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Houston. Donaire knocked Arce out in the third round. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant, 81, broadcasts from the Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Merchant will be ending his 35 year commentary run on HBO. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) knocks out Jorge Arce of Mexico in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) looks on after knocking down Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Jorge Arce of Mexico sits on the canvas after getting knocked out by Nonito Donaire in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) boxes with Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) boxes with Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico in their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) knocks out Jorge Arce of Mexico in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines waits in his corner before his WBO World Super Bantamweight bout with Jorge Arce of Mexico at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (R) hits Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines waits in his corner before his WBO World Super Bantamweight bout with Jorge Arce of Mexico at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines is interviewed on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Jorge Arce of Mexico on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (L) and Jorge Arce of Mexico (R) pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Jorge Arce of Mexico poses on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at PlazAmericas Mall a day prior to his fight with Jorge Arce of Mexico on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Nonito Donaire of the Philippines poses on stage at his official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Nonito Donaire v Jorge Arce - Weigh In

    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 14: Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Jorge Arce poses for a portrait, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Houston. Arce is scheduled to fight Nonito Donaire for Donaire's WBO junior featherweight title in a boxing match Saturday at Toyota Center. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Nonito Donaire appears during a media availability, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Houston. Donaire is scheduled to attempt to defend his WBO junior featherweight title against Jorge Arce in a boxing match Saturday at Toyota Center. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) MANDATORY CREDIT

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    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas

  • Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce

    El mexicano y el filipino se enfrentan este sábado 15 de diciembre en Houston, Texas