Friday, December 14, 2012
Donaire, Arce make weight
By Dan Rafael
HOUSTON -- Junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire and former titleholder Jorge Arce went to the oddest of places to weigh in on Friday -- a shopping mall food court filled with fast-food joints.
Neither stopped for a snack and both made weight for their world title fight on Saturday night (HBO, 9:30 ET/PT) at the Toyota Center.
Donaire was a half-pound inside the limit at 121½ for his third title defense. Arce stepped onto the scale at 122½. So the next step was for his handlers to raise a towel to cover him up as Arce dropped his underwear and scaled at the division limit of 122 pounds.
Donaire and Arce are friends and later posed for photos together while good-naturedly pretending to fight. They didn't do it for real. That comes Saturday night.