|Donaire in his fight with Jeffrey Mathebula on July 7th.|
|Mexican warrior Jorge Arce.|
Another reason is that Arce (60-6-2, 46 KO's) is 32-years old and has the fighting style that will take a negative affect on you as you get older. So Top Rank probably feel that they should take what could be their final chance to make a big-money fight involving Jorge Arce, and this is the perfect opportunity. Arce and Donaire both bring very big fanbases so it won't be hard to sell tickets and promote the fight, and Arce has the typical style that is tailor-made for Donaire but he will bring excitement and put on a show.
Donaire could have looked for a fight with the champions such as Nishioka, Abner Mares and Guillermo Rigondeaux but these men are going to be around for at least another few years and Arce might not. Donaire has a lot of time ahead of him and if he performs to the best of his potential, he could easily unify his titles in a big fight next year.