THE WOUND on the bandaged knuckle in his left hand still needed to fully heal, but Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has already sealed a fourth and last fight this year for Nonito Donaire Jr.
Nonito injured his knuckles two Sundays ago in his fight against Toshiyaki Nishioka of Japan whom he defeated by TKO at the Home Depot in Carson, California.
This is not the first time that the knuckles bled during a fight but Nonito is unperturbed.
"My skin is so thin it easily bruises but it also heals fast," he said during a press conference tendered for him by ABS-CBN yesterday at Annabelle's Restaurant in Tomas Morato.
He said he will be ready for his Dec. 15 fight in Mexico against Mexican Jorge Arce, whom he describes as "tough and matapang."
"It's not as if I will have to start training for the Arce fight," said Nonito who pointed out that he's in shape because his training has been continuous.
Nonito arrived in Manila yesterday morning with wife Rachel to launch a Visayan movie where he co-stars with Gloria Sevilla and another Visayan actress.
"'Palad Ta ang Nagbuot' ( Our Fate Decides) will mark the rebirth of Visayan movies after 10 years," Nonito informed us.
"In this flick you'll see a Donaire dancing, singing, crying and making you laugh," he added.
The Donaires return to the United States after the launch to start his training regimen.