Five keys for Nonito Donaire

Plotting a path to victory against Jorge Arce on Saturday in Houston

Originally Published: December 11, 2012
By Bernardo Pilatti | ESPNdeportes.com

Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki NishiokaChris Farina/Top RankNonito Donaire's power could be trouble for a smaller Jorge "Travieso" Arce on Saturday.

Three-division champion and current junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire of the Philippines hopes to put the finishing touches on an outstanding 2012 with another defense of his belt in a fight that is being considered just a formality against former four-division champ Jorge Arce of Mexico.

The fight may seem an easy one for Donaire, but he must be very careful not to overlook Arce, who has unrivaled heart and a dangerous style. "Travieso" likes to slug it out and put pressure on his opponents, a tactic that has always made Donaire uncomfortable.

Here are five keys for Donaire against Arce: