Boxing

 
                  === Donaire KOs Arce to retain WBO belt ===
 
 Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Nonito Donaire of the Philippines used a third-
 round  knockout of  Mexican challenger  Jorge Arce  to retain  his WBO  Junior
 Featherweight title on Saturday night at Toyota Center.
 
 Donaire  (31-1, 20 KOs) knocked down Arce (61-7-2, 46 KOs) in the second round
 before sending the Mexican to the canvas again in the third.
 
 Arce  made his way back to his feet, but Donaire dropped him again late in the
 round  and  referee Laurence Cole  counted Arce out with  a second left in the
 third to make Donaire the victor.
 
 
 
 
 
 12/15 23:09:26 ET

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