Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Donaire & Arce to Fight in World Title Rumble

HOUSTON (November 5, 2012) – Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion NONITO “Filipino Flash”DONAIRE and five-division world titlist JORGE “Travieso” ARCE will host a Houston News Conference This Thursday!  November 8,beginning at 11:30 a.m. CT at Toyota Center.   Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in the Bay Area of San Leandro, California, will risk his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight crown against Arce (61-6-2, 46 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, one of boxing’s most exciting and popular fighters on Saturday, December 15 at Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, and televised live on HBO.

The news conference will be open to the public.  Fans can enter through the Rockets Team Shop Lobby (street level on the Polk Street side of the Toyota Center), beginning at 11:00 a.m. Media are requested to check in with Mandy Walsh at the Administrative Entrance, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Joining Donaire and Arce at the news conference will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Arce’s promoter Fernando Beltran Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin and University of Notre Dame champion and light heavyweight prospect MIKE LEE, who trains in Houston, and will risk his undefeated record on the Donaire vs. Arce undercard.

Tickets to the Donaire vs. Arce World Junior Featherweight Championship event will go on sale This Friday!  November 9, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are priced at $200, $100, $60, and $30, plus additional fees, and can be purchased at the Toyota Center box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), online at WWW.HOUSTONTOYOTACENTER.COM , by phone at 866- 4HOU-TIX (866-446-8849) and select Houston area Randalls stores. This prestigious event is promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions.

For fight updates go to TOPRANK.COM or WWW.HBO.COM/BOXING.