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agree on box. You provide pretty good insight into the fight.

Posted April 13, 2013 10:42 pm 


“Happyboy-THANKS for being MAN enough to give credit where credit is DUE.” You know, Hissydamus, you might try showing a little humility once in a while. Happyboy agreed with you and paid you a compliment. You responded with conceited foolishness. No one has to be a “MAN” to give you any credit. After all, I’ve yet to see you act like a MAN on these boards. So why would anyone want to treat you any different than what you really are? A child.

Posted April 12, 2013 11:12 am 


“Omar Narvaez out Boxed him in 5 out of 12 rounds ” Interesting seeing as how Donaire won all 12 rounds on all the judges scorecards. 120-108 on all three cards. Clearly, Donaire outboxed Narvaez for 12 straight rounds. Perhaps you were watching another fight?

Posted April 12, 2013 11:09 am 


“Most posters on ESB are too SISSYFIED to do that.” Oh look! It’s Gonad the Ballbearing! OMG! A celebrity in our midsts!

Posted April 12, 2013 11:05 am 

Ghetto Thug

Boxtradamus, i say rigo will win, what do u think??

Posted April 12, 2013 2:36 am 


Happyboy-THANKS for being MAN enough to give credit where credit is DUE. Most posters on ESB are too SISSYFIED to do that.

Posted April 11, 2013 8:31 pm 


The way i see it, one big shot on the opening rounds from Donaire and Rigo will be on his bicycle for the rest of the fight. Potshotting here and there, will box and make it a boring fight. I hope he stays true to his word that he will try to take Nonito’s head off, otherwise I see a rather dull fight where Rigo fights scared and Donaire being dominant by using just his footwork. Nonito can’t be too overconfident though.

Posted April 11, 2013 7:44 pm 


Boxtra – you may be many a lot of things people don’t like but a truth teller you’ve always been, your comment on how you see this fight is spot on.

Posted April 11, 2013 7:01 am 


“IF Rigo takes MY advice he WINS” LMAO! He’s never even heard of you, twat.

Posted April 11, 2013 12:58 am 


Red Ryan – In world title fights? I think NOT

Posted April 10, 2013 3:58 pm 

Red Ryan

70-2 is the record of Ricos last four fighters, this writer is on crack!!

Posted April 10, 2013 3:42 pm 


Hecdog – I respect that post. My pick is Donaire. May the best man win.

Posted April 10, 2013 3:12 pm 


Haimat, my credibility is always on the line. Whenever you have two fighters in a ring facing each other, it’s impossible to know the outcome 100%. All it takes is one punch. Donaire is the favorite in this fight as he should be, but Rigondeaux has all the tools to defeat him, and I’m picking him to win this. I admit Donaire is one of my least favorite fighters ever, so I might have a little bias in me and pushing more for Rigondeaux to beat him. I met Donaire a few years back at a boxing show, and he was a stuck up ass. I didn’t care for him and still don’t. Yes he has skills and a lot of power, but boxing is about styles, and IMO, Rigondeaux will put it all together. Remember, a solid well rounded boxer always beats the puncher. I will be at a Collegiate National tournament this weekend and Nonito’s brother will be the guest speaker. I plan to meet him. Hopefully he will be more approachable and respectful to fans unlike his brother. My pick is Rigondeaux!

Posted April 10, 2013 2:59 pm 


Donaire will have a easy night against another over hyped Cuban, the pro will beat the amateur, the amateur who was late in his twentys still fighting teen kids.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:53 pm 


Definitely a double standard with Rigo, they say Donaire’s resume was built on beating fighters “passed their prime”, yet forget that Rigo hasn’t faced ANYONE close to the fighters Donaire has beaten…Rigo’s resume is WEAK, not a single fighter on is would be considered a “good fight” for Donaire, he’d get crucified, yet Rigo get’s praised for it? Hmmm!

Posted April 10, 2013 2:44 pm 


te tumbo – This is rare! But I agree with you lol

Posted April 10, 2013 2:41 pm 

te tumbo

Solid analysis and write-up. i agree with the double-standard favoring Rigondeaux and expect Donaire to win convincingly. his pro-experience will simply be too much for Rigondeaux to handle and it will show. not a particularly difficult fight to call. Donaire by TKO.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:59 pm 


Webster – Because he’s the favorite, you should pick Rigo? Um. No. Pick who you want, I’m going with Nonito.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:44 pm 

philly shell

Solid reasoning. Good article.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:20 pm 


Nonito Donaire is more than a 2-1 favorite to win. Not exactly going out on a limb picking him.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:47 pm 


Again people show their ignorance regarding Rigondeaux….Young(?),Pernell Whitaker styled etc etc….Retards who don’t know what they talk about and still making predictions as to how this fight will end…LAUGHABLE!!

Posted April 10, 2013 11:55 am 

no clue

WOW>… good to so you back on board Ray Gordon .. there are all but zilch old time ESB regulars left here… hope you are doing okay man …. as for RIGO winning .. you went amiss here with this pick brother but it’s all cool

Posted April 10, 2013 11:47 am 


I agree!

Posted April 10, 2013 11:38 am 


Donaire will win but c’mon author! If Mathebula and Vazquez JR were able to give Donaire hell then certainly a much higher caliber fighter like Rigo will give him trouble too! I predict Donaire to KO him in the late rounds while being down on the cards. rd 10 TKo or Ko for Donaire while behind by a few rounds.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:24 am 



Posted April 10, 2013 9:20 am 


How do you deal with a fighter who has speed, KO power in both hands, an iron chin , great stamina and exceptional boxing savvy like Nonito? Rigo might be a good boxer but he is not the one that can deal with Nonito. Rigo’s lack of pro experience and fights non-descript opposition are hardly the qualities that makes hm better than Montiel, Nishioka, Vasquez, Mathebula etc, all of whom tried to beat Nonito and fared badly. Nonito by brutal stoppage in the mid rounds.

Posted April 10, 2013 7:18 am 


hecdog, You do understand that your credibility is on the line if Rigo is soundly beaten by Donaire?

Posted April 10, 2013 4:06 am 


This isn’t going to be a pacqiaou marquez type fight, we knew both guys were deadly and had good chins, seems donaire is the only one we know is both, but u never know guess the more tactical it is the better it is for rigo, just can’t see him dodging everything when he gets hit with the first solid shot from donaire we will know straight away how the fight will play out

Posted April 10, 2013 3:53 am 


Jp–exactly! When he fights mates they will probably say he is easy because he comes forward…lol

Posted April 10, 2013 3:32 am 

no clue

Rigo is headed for a big-time fall.. That’s the best way to ruin a young unfledged pro’s career – to pit him against a lights-out puncher with much more experience and a great chin ..

Posted April 10, 2013 3:25 am 


Donaire has the Most Beautiful Left Hook in the ENTIRE History of Boxing. Its even more picture Perfect than Sugar Ray Robinson’s who was one of the smoothest Boxers to ever live.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:40 am 


Donaire has a POOR Defense. Omar Narvaez out Boxed him in 5 out of 12 rounds and he is SMALLER than Rigo SO being smaller isn’t the Factor. Rigo can out point Donaire IF he ducks, dodges, and pot shots. Throwing more than a 2 punch combination is NOT to be advised. That’s his BEST chance to WIN. IF he thinks he’s going to go in there and out GUN Donaire he’s got another thing coming.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:31 am 


OH I FORGOT to mention that Donaire may need to cut down on the looping shots because Rigo likes to come right down the PIPE. No need to take straight shots to the FACE when you don’t have to. Out Box Rigo with mostly straight shots.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:23 am 


Boxtradomus …if rigo takes your advice he will definetly lose …how would you expect rigo out point him if he stays defensive and he is smaller and not faster than donair ?
I see that scenario only if rigo wants to survive 12 rounds without being ko’d!
Or if judges screw up big time!

Posted April 10, 2013 2:19 am 


I remember here a lot off fans were claiming how donair is “ducking rigo” the real deal…but now I don’t see them here being happy that their wish came true ..?? The fact is donair is super good and he fight the best ,period just as he is fighting the best at this weight right now so we need to give him credit for that and not saying like a guy a few post below me who says ” if rigo was taller he would beat him”??? News flash if my aunt had balls I would call uncle …
He is who he is …

Posted April 10, 2013 2:11 am 


Height, weight, and Reach aren’t the main Factors anyway. IF they WERE then Donaire would have LOST to Mathebula who had a 6 inch Height advantage and 4 inch Reach advantage. The main Factors are SKILLS and Boxing IQ…Both guys are highly SKILLED and both guys have High Boxing IQ’s. Where Donaire is going to run into problems is when it turns into a pure Boxing Match because he’s EASIER to hit. Rigondeaux does have the ability to out point him IF he Fights VERY Defensively. But where Rigo will go wrong is when he starts letting his hands go too MUCH. Donaire is an elite level Boxer but he’s a DEADLY Brawler and counter puncher. IF you try to start letting your hands go TOO much and get into a trading match with him you’ll find yourself riding OFF in an AMBULANCE….IF Rigo takes MY advice he WINS. IF he doesn’t he’ll LOSE.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:11 am 

terror tim

There are only an inch in height in difference and 2 inches in reach. I wouldn’t call that a huge advantage. As far as weight Domaire has been moving up from smaller weights. I don’t see an advantage in size.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:39 am 

The Mad Scientist

Tomato Can those were my thought exactly, I agree..

Posted April 10, 2013 12:43 am 

terror tim

hecdog, sorry but a skilled professional and a skilled amateur are two different things. We have seen tons of great amateur fighters do nothing in the pros. I think Rigo is good but he isn’t tested at all and has problems pulling the trigger on guys with good footwork, Donaire was excellent footwork.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:31 am 


Finally, a decent match-up between two top-notched fighters. Can’t wait for this one.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:10 am 


Rigondeaux has all the necessary skills to beat and humiliate Donaire. Donaire has a good left hook, and can’t deal with a southpaw with the speed , athleticism and Pernel Whitaker type defense that Rigondeaux possesses. A skilled fighter is a skilled fighter regardless if he’s an amateur or professional. He knows how to fight, and his hunger is not equaled by Donaire in any way. This young man came from Cuba, left his family, and has been looking for this fight for awhile. His emotional charge from his family will be more than enough for him to be sharper, stronger and make Donaire look foolish. You guys just need to watch the fight, and see how Rigondeaux is going to dismantle Donaire. His movement and slick boxing will lead him to a unanimous decision and qualify him as an elite P4P fighter. He will also surprise many of you when he drops Donaire along the way.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:02 am 

Need to wipe my Tark again

I agree, good article.

Posted April 9, 2013 11:21 pm 

terror tim

No I don’t see it either. I think Donaire has the vertical movement to befuddle Rigo and will score a rather easy victory. If Domaire is a paper champion than Rigo what is Rigo? He hasn’t fought anyone on this level. I understand he was a great amateur and I respect that but amateur boxing, especially the years Rigo competed, is nothing like the pros. This is a fight Donaire had to make but I don’t think it will be all that competitive. Vegas has it 3:1, I like him even more than that.

Posted April 9, 2013 11:20 pm 

Tomato Can

If, Rigondeaux had more hieght, and was going to be rehydrating to 140 pounds + like Donaire, I would be picking Rigon to win. As it stands this will be a David and Goliath type fight. Rigon may cause problems, and even make Donaire look bad at times, but at some point Donaire will hurt him, and hurt him bad. That being said, no one should cast aside the fact that Rigondeaux has been fighting at a world class level for most of his life. Not only that, he’s currently with a Trainer who knows his style, and has worked with him before. Other than the size advantage for Donaire it should be an interesting fight.

Posted April 9, 2013 11:19 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

Excellent article. I believe Donaire will beat Rigondeaux.

Posted April 9, 2013 11:18 pm 

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