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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Updated: December 14, 7:09 PM ET
Five keys for Nonito Donaire

By Bernardo Pilatti

Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka
Nonito 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: