Five keys for Jorge Arce

Plotting a path to victory against Nonito Donaire on Saturday in Houston

Originally Published: December 14, 2012
By Bernardo Pilatti |

Jorge ArceGabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty ImagesJorge Arce was a heavy underdog when he upset Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. last year.

Jorge Arce has won titles in four different divisions and an interim belt in another, and on Saturday, he'll face three-division champ and current junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (HBO, 10 p.m. ET/PT).

Arce, a popular Mexican brawler, will be looking to accomplish a new, seemingly impossible mission. Donaire, who has an edge in nearly every measurable aspect, will be stepping into the ring as a huge favorite. Still, it's conceivable that Arce's experience, heart and slugging style could overcome those advantages.

Here are five keys for Arce against Donaire: