peej – Oscar de la hoya is the PPV KING! He fought on PPV pretty much his whole carrer. Floyd beat oscar but still wishes he can be him! lol! Clown! And for the record is oscar was still fighting floyd would be like a boxer on the bench. No play!Posted April 17, 2013 4:56 pm
“Hey, Teddy Atlas was right on this one, and he always gets them wrong…” – LOL Tomato Can. I saw Atlas predicted a Rigo win on the FNF and told the GF, “Damn, he’s always wrong. Hope he doesn’t screw it up.”Posted April 16, 2013 7:54 pm
LMFAO, Rigo and Donaire fought for 36 minutes. Not 47. 3 X 12 = 36. Remember?Posted April 16, 2013 10:40 am
not to take anything away from either contestant..but this was just pure boredom..nonito is a fighter and guillermo is a boxer.. bad recipe for excitment.. im not suprised the crowd was booing for most of the fight.. i hear donaire is moving up a weight class..so i guess no rematch..Posted April 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Rigo is a very experienced seasonse Boxer and fought this fight being careful of what Nonito may bring to the fight. but as you saw Nonito back peddling for his life in Round 12th after being told by his corner he needed to KO Rigo to win.. Rigo would KO Nonito in a rematch if the Nonito camp were stupid enough to go for an immediate rematch.. Rigo now knows exactly what little Nonito brings to the fight…Posted April 15, 2013 2:37 pm
Hidalgo, thanks for the props!Posted April 15, 2013 1:38 pm
I meant to say: Had Nonito not been so cautious in some of the middle rounds, he might have fared much better and gotten more respect from Rigo.Posted April 15, 2013 1:30 pm
“There were definitely a few where Rigo had his track shoes on where he was reversing around the ring like a beauty pageant winner who was being pursued by Mike Tyson with a bottle of Rohypnol in hand” No kidding Gonzo, and had Nonito not been so cautious, there were a few of the middle rounds when he had Rigo on total caution mode because he surprised Rigo with his speed and power. That’s why Rigo was running. I mean why else would he? But again, as I have said before, bottom line is Rigo was better. Much better.Posted April 15, 2013 1:29 pm
“noobs.. I’ll tell you what an idiot is shall I.” Gonzo, Roy also was spot on with his “keys to victory.” He said Rigo should fight outside and potshot and that’s exactly what he did.Posted April 15, 2013 1:27 pm
Out of everyone who picked Rigo to win, I believe hecdog was the closest in assessing Rigo’s chances….he NAILED it and proved me COMPLETELY wrong. Props to him! For sure.Posted April 15, 2013 1:24 pm
Winners and losers… pathetic. So you’ve never once picked a loser? You’re always right?Posted April 15, 2013 10:16 am
Exiled Yank it is abnout winners and losers. Those who pick the winners are the ones i listen too I sure as heck dont listen to the losers. Thank u again Fred Cass for keeping a direct eye on this.Posted April 15, 2013 10:00 am
Oh, and be careful about who you think does or doesn’t know boxing, Joe. I don’t often miss a prediction: when I get one wrong I admit it, when I’m right, I move on without saying a word about picking the winner. I’m fan of boxing, and I don’t care who is right or wrong. It’s not some petty little school yard contest to see who has the biggest bippy.Posted April 15, 2013 9:54 am
Joe – I didn’t pick Donaire. In fact I said that Cuba puts out some the best, fundamentally sound pure boxers in the world. As for the list – it’s petty and immature. People make picks, sometimes they are right, sometimes they aren’t. They’re just picks based on opinions. Nothing more.Posted April 15, 2013 9:51 am
Exiled Yank quit crying foul just because you picked Nonito DONEaire. Glad someone like Fred is posting records of peoples picks. This shows who knows about boxing and who doesn’t like YOURSELF !Posted April 14, 2013 10:49 pm
I never made an official prediction on this site, but I did promise on Thursday to make an official prediction before fight nitght. I failed to make an official prediction, but my unofficial prediction was still wrong because I said it would be close either way, and it wasn’t even close.Posted April 14, 2013 9:15 pm
Flip boxing = dead
keeping track of picks from pompous a-holes that deserve to be berated.Posted April 14, 2013 9:00 pm
Are you kidding me! We are now keeping track of peoples picks and berating them for not being right. Man, this site is going down the s#itter.Posted April 14, 2013 8:56 pm
UPDATE 5:30 pm Public Enemy if that is true then I just took you off the losers list
—————– 4/14/13 ! , Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All Big time losers that need to put there head in the sand !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Te Tumbo << BIGGEST LOSER <<< Sredmond, < loser 4 life < Lee, Duran, Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo, Boxtradumass has been added after reviewing he did pick Donaire to win <<<<<<< ULTIMATE LOSER !
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS —— One's that picked Rigo to win ( WINNERS )—Proud African, Hit Nite, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL, Hecdog <<Posted April 14, 2013 8:30 pm
ADL … professional boxing is not a sport — IT IS A BUSINESS. Amateur boxing is a sport. Professional boxing is business. Boxers fight for money. Fans pay money to see boxing — whether it is cable television or premium television or PPV or tickets ringside. This is about money. Why don’t you educate yourself on how the business of boxing works — because the business doesn’t care about boxing technique, the business cares about excitement and drama and fan friendly action. If Rigondeaux is going to run, NOBODY IS GOING TO WANT TO WATCH HIM AND HE IS NOT GOING TO GET PAID.Posted April 14, 2013 7:12 pm
Fred Class – slight correction for your list there.. I said Rigendeux would box Nonitos ears off but he’d get robbed and considering how many rounds those Crooked Judges gave Nonito I was pretty damn close… LOL… all in all My pick did what I said he’d do… Rigo boxed Nonitos ears off.. Made Nonito look like a Plodding head first Angulo….Posted April 14, 2013 7:04 pm
Dan the Man
important —- Below is a update from Fred Cass. Now from me, hey Boxtra why don’t you show your face now and admit you lost once again what happened to the GREATEST PROPHET IN THE WORLD. Apologize fess up your wrong dude once again !!!!
UPDATE —————– 4/14/13 ! , Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All losers !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Te Tumbo << BIGGEST LOSER <<< Sredmond, < loser < Lee, Duran, Public Enemy, Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo, Boxtradumass has been added after reviewing he did pick Donaire to win <<<<<<< ULTIMATE LOSER !
One's that picked Rigo to win ( WINNERS )—Proud African, Hit Nite, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL, Hecdog <<Posted April 14, 2013 6:55 pm
Because everybody that was there was there to see Donaire. Once again Donaire really didn’t show any skills other than following Rigo around and throwing 1 shot at a time. TerriblePosted April 14, 2013 6:04 pm
this is what happens , these cubans can never stop fighting like amatuers , hit score run , we kept changing chanells it was so boring , he won`t be around long , because with this style he wont draw fles like rios- alvarado , people like a slick boxer but not a bore fest , i wouldn`t even bother to make a rematch , if he was so brilliant why was there so much booing the whole fightPosted April 14, 2013 5:59 pm
You can talk about Floyd all you want, you can say he runs, has no power but the fact is he pulls more PPV buys than anybody ever has, he was the highest paid athlete, not to mention he spent some of that time in jail, and yet he was still number 1. Also not that MMA no longer goes against a boxing PPV cause they always get blasted.Posted April 14, 2013 5:35 pm
Bob Arum’s Top Rank is the toughest promotional company in which a fighter who was not expected to win can get a correct decision if it goes to the cards. I believe they thought Donaire would win and now after the fight they are attempting to say the fight was close. This fight was no were near close, Rigondeaux decisively defeated Donaire, but as usual his win was marginalized. In addittion, I can’t believe Donaire made so many excuses what an embarssing interview, first it was his shoulder, next it was his personal distractions, next it was his trainer & training, next it was wieght problems and lastly his lack of personal review and preperation to study tapes of Rigondeaux. Rigo is the better fighter and now is the 1# 122lbs, Donaire is not good with technical and intelligent fighters that move and do not remain directly infron of him and lastly he cannot adjust.Posted April 14, 2013 5:18 pm
I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.Posted April 14, 2013 4:30 pm
UPDATE 4/14/13 ! , Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All losers !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Te Tumbo << BIGGEST LOSER <<< Sredmond, < loser < Lee, Duran, Public Enemy, Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo, Boxtradumass has been added after reviewing he did pick Donaire to win <<<<<<< ULTIMATE LOSER !
One's that picked Rigo to win ( WINNERS )—Proud African, Hit Nite, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL, Hecdog <<Posted April 14, 2013 4:16 pm
The Magical Rigobeast Tour 2013
@Rungondeaux, yep, Mares run from Rigobeast!Posted April 14, 2013 3:52 pm
I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.
Posted April 13, 2013 1:24 pmPosted April 14, 2013 3:35 pm
I knew this was going to happenPosted April 14, 2013 3:29 pm
Rigodeaux is a very skilled and disciplined fighter;a rematch would end up the same way,Donaire getting schooled and outmatched,even though on paper looks like a total mistmach in Donaire’s favor,Rigodeaux simply would dominate with skill & finese,and if Donaire tries to pressure him looking for the K.O,he could very well end up getting stopped himself.I don’t believe e rematch is likely.Posted April 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Hey, Teddy Atlas was right on this one, and he always gets them wrong…Posted April 14, 2013 3:11 pm
Too bad you picked Donaire to win… Wrong again Boxtradamus.Posted April 14, 2013 3:09 pm
And EXCELLENT Display of SKILLS and Boxing IQ. I have to rate Rigondeaux above Ward on MY personal P4P list right behind Floyd.Posted April 14, 2013 3:06 pm
Wow Boxtra, how on earth did you ever know that Rigondeaux would have to fight defensively to have a chance to win? Brilliant!Posted April 14, 2013 3:05 pm
GREAT performance by Rigondeaux! !Posted April 14, 2013 3:03 pm
Rigondeaux fought VERY Defensively and WON just as I advised!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!Posted April 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare
Hidalgo.. I can’t remember how many boring rounds there were, but I recall the first couple and the last one were by far the most exciting. There were definitely a few where Rigo had his track shoes on where he was reversing around the ring like a beauty pageant winner who was being pursued by Mike Tyson with a bottle of Rohypnol in handPosted April 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare
noobs.. I’ll tell you what an idiot is shall I. An idiot is someone who is incapable of noticing the subtle and not so subtle clues that gives the game away. Roy was all over Rigo’s Cuban nuts like a nasty rash from the outset. Whenever Kellerman and Lampey pointed out Donaire had landed a good shot he instinctively felt the urge to make a big point out of the fact that Rigo had also done the same and he did it all throughout the entire fight.
I don’t know about you but when one of my favourite fighters loses it kinda leaves me feeling a little disappointed to say the least, but there wasn’t even the slightest trace of disappointment in his voice that his boy lost or any of the tell tale inherent signs of subconscious defensive bias or loyalty that one would expect from a hardcore fan, you know, like the blatantly apparent ones he displayed during the Bradley Provodinkov fight, where he literally could not contain his bias, fawning all over Bradley like a doe-eyed schoolgirl. It’s not the first time I’ve noticed this either., as have many others.Posted April 14, 2013 2:51 pm
For all who say Rigo cannot become a big draw, let me remind you who the biggest draw in the sport is: Floyd Mayweather, the one guy who’s style most resembles Rigo’s out there. Just the fact that it’s a Sunday afternoon and this post is buzzing with posts left and right should tell you something. It was a special performance by a guy with only 12 pro fights against one of the legitimate , proven pound for pound fighters.Posted April 14, 2013 2:49 pm
Rose gold throat hold
Why are people saying rigondeaux is boring he’s awesome if you want entertaining watch channel E you have to be a boxing fan to appreciate it if you want a tear up go and watch the lower tier fighters. He needs to fight someone who will bring the fight to him I think he cleans up with everyone in the division now until he meets Scott quigg, then he’s in for a hard fightPosted April 14, 2013 2:16 pm
Hey, Ciani, tell me it’s not true! What happened man?Posted April 14, 2013 2:09 pm
I admit, that I picked Donaire to win as well, but it was a difficult choice for me to make, I was trully on the fence for this fight, and went back and forth before choosing Donaire based on professoinal experiance, size adantage, and the fact that I saw Rigondeaux rocked in the last fight I saw him in. Still I was pleased with the out come, becuase the better boxer won, easy…Posted April 14, 2013 2:04 pm
Donaire should move to 126 and forget about a rematch. After the first round he realized how fast and accurate was his opponent . He had no clue of what t do after the first round neither his corner.Posted April 14, 2013 2:01 pm
It didn’t matter whether or not Rigondeaux was affraid of Doniares left hook, he had the poise to nullify it. The only reason he got decked is because he got cuaght with his hands down, after an entanglement. Another thing that was apparent was, Donaire didn’t like the punches he was getting hit with himself, which also aided in nullifying his output. I admit, that fight was only pleasing to the boxing purist’s, but that’s what I am, so it was all good.Posted April 14, 2013 2:00 pm
I admit, I picked Donaire and Rigo proved me WRONG! The guy is slicker than a snot on a door knob, I think he could’ve attacked more and out on a “show”, but overal, he looked SOLID. Congrats to him. He was/is the better man.Posted April 14, 2013 1:59 pm
Sorry Demigawd, but there were a lot more than three boring rounds. More like six. At least.Posted April 14, 2013 1:58 pm
Fight Aficionado, it’s nice to see you give props to a ring technician like Rigondeaux. You obviously have a soft sport for Cuban boxers.Posted April 14, 2013 1:55 pm
Rungondeaux – I imagine a lot of those boos came because Donaire was losing. But more importantly, I don’t go by what crowds of casual fans think. If it were up to them, the two boxers would stand in front of each other and trade hooks for four or five rounds and then see someone get KO’ed.
I loved that fight because of the sheer amount of skill involved. The feints, Rigo’s footwork, the subtle setups into counters, then simultaneous attack, duck. And even though Donaire got wiped out, he still showed A LOT of skill that impressed me; Rigondeaux just showed more of it.
Like I said, there were maybe three boring rounds in the middle, but the rest of it was exactly the kind of fight I like to see.Posted April 14, 2013 1:54 pm
Hidalgo it was war. Rungondox was on sniper mode. He may have one the battle but lost the war. In reality less money, less fans!Posted April 14, 2013 1:51 pm
“Hidalgo I’ve said for years Lampley needs to go. He doesn’t know boxing. He has a great voice and that’s it.” Ain’t that the truth, Jaxter.Posted April 14, 2013 1:50 pm
“There were quite a few rounds where he did virtually nothing at all except backpedal around the ring and barely throw any punches and it did get a bit bloody tedious at times. ” Well, let’s be bloody honest, Rigondeaux literally RAN in three rounds. “Backpedal” is being nice to the guy. I was impressed though, with how quick Rigo was on his feet. That man can move! As for Donaire claiming “we didn’t prepare enough”, that’s an excuse folks. Nonito had no answer for Rigondeaux. But he might have started by listening to his trainer Garcia, and by doing what Garcia told him. But no, Donaire head-hunted for twelve rounds and he paid the price for doing so.Posted April 14, 2013 1:48 pm
Hidalgo I’ve said for years Lampley needs to go. He doesn’t know boxing. He has a great voice and that’s it. As for Kellerman sometimes I agree with him sometimes I don’t.Posted April 14, 2013 1:47 pm
PE, the judges didn’t try to “fix” anything or give any “gifts” to Donaire. I counted three rounds where Rigo clearly and literally ran from Donaire–and I don’t know about you, but I don’t give rounds to jackrabbits. He was darting and hopping around the ring like a little jackrabbit. There were also several rounds where hardly any punches landed at all. And I noticed that dipsticks Kellerman and Lampley weren’t even pointing out when Donaire did score meaningful punches. Rigo clearly won the fight but he didn’t sweep every round. I had Rigo winning by four rounds. So, it was a clear UD, but Rigondeaux didn’t exactly go to war for 12 full rounds. Not even close.Posted April 14, 2013 1:44 pm
Big Al go suck my 3 incher !!!!!Posted April 14, 2013 1:40 pm
Rigo vs Gamboa next in Miami! Lets make I happen!!!!!Posted April 14, 2013 1:26 pm
This wasn’t even close if it weren’t for the Judges trying to put the fix in it would’ve been a shut out with Nonito winning one round where he dropped Rigo but even that round Rigo ended up winning the rest of the round once He immediately got up.. the Knockdown itself came after Nonito started Grappling Rigo out of Frustration and caught Rigo as Rigo stepped back from Nonitos desperate Octopus Wrastling as the Ref stepped in to seperate them.. Rigo got right up and continued boxing Nonitos Ears off… Pretty one sided fight, nothing close about it… Lets see what Abner Low Blow mares does vs Rigo….Posted April 14, 2013 1:13 pm
Donaire is a average fighter really. Rigo was in the right place, write timePosted April 14, 2013 1:11 pm
Idiot saying RJJ favor bruthas. RJJ has been the biggest Donaire fan early on. He was the one saying Donaire was the most like him. Stop playing race card idiots.Posted April 14, 2013 1:08 pm
I can understand why some people would complain about the lack of action, but I actually found the fight largely entertaining, mainly because of how much tension was there minute after minute. Short of maybe three rounds in the middle, I didn’t think it was a boring fight at all. It was tactical, high-skill, defensive, and masterful. It’s almost exactly my ideal type of fight.Posted April 14, 2013 1:06 pm
Boxtradamus – let this be a valuable lesson. Skills is MORE important than P4P ranking. The HISTORY of boxing agrees with ME on that.Posted April 14, 2013 1:03 pm
Bob Arum: “I’m 81 years old and I’m probably going to have to do the best promoting job I’ve ever done,” he said, laughing. … “It was the exact opposite of the last two HBO fights we had. It was not a very engaging fight. … When Rigondeaux stands and fights, the [expletive] has a lot of power and a lot of skill, but running the way he does really makes it not a watchable fight. I had Donaire up by one point heading into the 11th, but clearly, Rigondeaux won the last two rounds. Clearly.”Posted April 14, 2013 1:03 pm
I think rigo lost more fans last night than donaire did.Posted April 14, 2013 12:59 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare
Gonzo has spokenPosted April 14, 2013 12:24 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare
Gonzo is about to speak.Posted April 14, 2013 12:22 pm
Informer that was a very sweet response. Yes I agree and was enlightened by your comment. Still I wish no more fighters like the 2 marathon boxers will ever be champs in the year 2020 hahahaPosted April 14, 2013 11:49 am
People criticize Rigo for not standing in there and accepting Donaire’s left hook. Only a fool would do that. Did you see the left hooks that were missing? They had knock you int next week written all over them. He missed because Rigo made him miss. Not only did he make him miss, he made him pay for missing them. This was a masterful job. No one is complaining that Donaire was not throwing more punches. Donaire didn’t throw more punches because he felt Rigo’s power. As a boxing fan this was a great fight because it was at such a high level with very little margin for error. Donaire’s corner should have given him better advice after the first 5 rounds or so that his plan was not working. He should have turned up the heat and gone for broke. I think Donaire would have gotten punished for rounds 6, 7, and 8, but would have started to do enough damage to possibly take out Rigo in the later rounds or at least score a few knock downs to change the outcome.Posted April 14, 2013 11:44 am
I meant champs like those 2 in every weight class and let’s see if the fans will love em. You know why fans love pinoys and Mexicans fighting? It’s because of their entertainment factor. Rungonduex have no plans on exchanging blows!Posted April 14, 2013 11:38 am
knowall-Thanks dude. I’m gonna keep my eyes open for Quigg.Posted April 14, 2013 11:30 am
Haimat, where’s my props my friend?Posted April 14, 2013 11:27 am
peej… correctPosted April 14, 2013 11:25 am
Fears.. Orthadox fighter with decenr power. Is a handful in the middle rounds where he then likes to control the fight. Part of hatton promotionsPosted April 14, 2013 11:24 am
Ummmm if you haven’t noticed MMA is falling off. MMA is garbagePosted April 14, 2013 11:21 am
Donaire get rigoned!Posted April 14, 2013 11:05 am
The “Traveller” can’t live without the Americans..
Donaire looks clowny against Rigo, like Naseem Hamed against Barrera!Posted April 14, 2013 11:00 am
Rigo turned Nonito Nonaire into a Head First Plodding Mexican…Posted April 14, 2013 10:56 am
Y’all know I prefer watching punchers over boxers. But I’ve also been a fan of Rigo since day 1. He’s got great skills, fantastic timing, and unlike many slicksters doesn’t excessively hold. Sometimes boxing takes discipline and that’s what Rigo did.Posted April 14, 2013 10:37 am
Rigo i you want to be impressed go watch Mexican fighters, they are plenty. Some of us will love boxing as an art, hit and minimize hitting. Coffee is not for everyone some prefer tea or juice instead, you maybe one of those.Posted April 14, 2013 10:36 am
Rigo he ran all night the only way could fight was by countering and defense. What would have happened if Donaire didn ‘t even try and engage him would he have just sat there?
For two rounds nothing happened. I honestly thought this was a completely stupid fight. I give hats off to Rigo for the last round that’s it.
Rigo didn’t impress me at all.Posted April 14, 2013 10:29 am
I haven’t seen Quigg in action yet, but I hear he is the goods. What kind of a style does he have?Posted April 14, 2013 9:55 am
Fear.. I agree about the acre fight its a def for me, mark my words scott quigg will rule this division in two yearsPosted April 14, 2013 9:51 am
I gave Rigo no chance instead he put on a Mayweather like performance…he really shut Donaire completely down… Shocker!Posted April 14, 2013 9:45 am
I would like to see Rigo fight Arce for the excitement factor because we know Arce would go Bonzai at him while it last. Rigo/Anselmo Moreno would bae a great strategic fight. Rigo/Mares would also be great, but Mares/Donaire would be more exciting still.Posted April 14, 2013 9:41 am
That was a great and exciting fight for the purists! No it wasn’t a slugfest, but it kept me hanging on the edge of my seat all night! More than anything I like to see a masterful Boxing performance, and that’s what Rigo put on display. Other recent masterful Boxing performances include: Ward over Dawson, Maravilla over Chavez Jr., B-Hop over Cloud, Garcia over Salido
Get him in with Acre then QuiggPosted April 14, 2013 9:13 am
overconfidenced that’s all donaires camp had.. Guillermo was very well prepared and executed his plan exactly what he wanted..Posted April 14, 2013 9:05 am
Never eat mishmash
Get rigo in with quigg now that would be a good fightPosted April 14, 2013 8:57 am
Robert Garcia has no idea what to do ,or what to say to nonito ,and to to think after the seven round he told max kellerman that the fight was even ,just like when richar april ,he claimed that rios had won it ,,,he had no idea what to doPosted April 14, 2013 8:46 am
I would like to see him fight Micky Garcia at 126.Posted April 14, 2013 8:23 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Hopefully Gary Hide & Rigo take a trip to Mexico this week & ink a deal with the winner of Terrazas/Mijares who fight for the vacant WBC title @ 122Lb. Another option for them would be to challenge the undisputed ;-) WBA interim champion Scott Quigg!Posted April 14, 2013 8:20 am
Last night before the fight I had Donaire winning by ko boy was i wrong and to fred cass who hasnt picked a loser doesnt make u less of a fan anyway Rigo showed some skills but at the same time bored me a lil but respect and i can admit when im wrong credit duePosted April 14, 2013 7:34 am
Props need to be given to Rigondeaux’s trainer who has made the same voyage as Rigondeaux, leaving his family in Cuba.
Props to Rigondeaux for finding his way in the pro ranks moving from trainer to trainer and beating a top 3 p4p fighter outweighing him by 10 lbs.
All that amateur experience showed last night and he performed over 12 rounds. Moving continuously, never letting Donaire land his bombs. The straight left counter Rigo landed in the opening seconds of the last round stunned Donaire and Rigo went after him right away. Truly impressive!Posted April 14, 2013 7:14 am
sounds funny to hear Donaire crying about his shoulder surgery after the bout. I don’t remember hearing anything about it before the bout? I am sure if Donaire had won the fight we would not have herd a word about his shoulder.Posted April 14, 2013 7:06 am
Knowall… I also agree could be a star in this divisionPosted April 14, 2013 7:05 am
Acre was a real champion, crowd pleaser and top pro. He has certainly got one last hara left in the tank. Acre is one of the best outhere to make a top match upPosted April 14, 2013 7:03 am
Low Blow: I agree, I think Arce would get killed by Rigo. A wildman againt the best sharp shooter.Posted April 14, 2013 6:55 am
Mayweather was obviously influenced by Boxie as he agreed with him…Should have listened to Supreme Tennis Court he half heartedly called it for Guillermo…..Posted April 14, 2013 6:55 am
The Low Blow !
i think Arce needs a good rest not a date with Rigo !Posted April 14, 2013 6:54 am
Jab: Do you really think that would be competitive?Posted April 14, 2013 6:53 am
acre deserves a chance at rigo. Great champion acre wasPosted April 14, 2013 6:51 am
Low Blow: Yeah , that must be hard. I wish Rigo would consider being just a little more aggresive so he would be a better draw but he probaly won’t. he seems pretty set in his ways.Posted April 14, 2013 6:50 am
The Low Blow !
maybe if the fights (10or 100) were fought today than the result maybe end up the same the future looks great for Rigo fingers crossed he gets to see his son some time soon ?Posted April 14, 2013 6:46 am
Low Blow: Then why are all the headlines about the fight reading, boxing lesson, domination ect…. The difference between Donaire and Rigo’s boxing technique is so large Garcia doesnt even understand it. They were completly lost with no idea of what to do. Like Pavlik vs Hopkins, clueless.
The Low Blow !
wasnt exactly a execution Nonito will come back a better fighter anyhow a fight with Mares should be great !Posted April 14, 2013 6:34 am
Low Blow: Why would anyone want to see a repeat of that execution?Posted April 14, 2013 6:30 am
Yeh I agree quigg will be the champ soonPosted April 14, 2013 6:29 am
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EASY!Posted April 14, 2013 6:22 am
I saw a close low action boring fight the only clear round the 10th. Saw zero domination by either fighter.Posted April 14, 2013 6:21 am
The Low Blow !
Mares King Kong Rigo should just sit tight at this weight for a fight or two who know rematch Nonito ?Posted April 14, 2013 6:20 am
So Boxie admits he is wrong…..now that is a wow and the world agrees with me on thatPosted April 14, 2013 6:18 am
Scott Quigg will rule this division in two yearsPosted April 14, 2013 6:16 am
I think Rigo will be matched up with Mickey Garcia at 126 next. This way all of over rated Robert Garcia’s fighters can lose. The only advice Garcia gave Donaire was “Lively, Lively” I’m surprised he didn’t throw in the famous” Do it for your family”. Because that’s about all he knows.Posted April 14, 2013 6:10 am
Martin “EL BRUCHADOR” Honorio : What nonsence, If you understand boxing technique the difference between Rigo’s and Donaire’s boxing technique is so large that Robert Garcia doesnt even understand it. They didnt know what to do. They could fight 10 times and the result would be the same.Posted April 14, 2013 5:32 am
I Picked Donaire to win, because i thought he was way too big for a fly-weight like Rigo. But i was glad when yet another “honky-led pinoy” got his butt whipped.Posted April 14, 2013 5:28 am
Martin “EL BRUCHADOR” Honorio
The reason for Donaire’s loss is overconfidence, he totally underestimate Rigo. The evidence of this is when i read somewhere here that 3 days or 2 days before the fight— Donaire is 5 pounds overweight! Incredible! You’re facing a very skilled fighter and two days before the fight youre still overweight! I’m really surprised after reading that article here. I want to quote Lance Armstrong (yeah,yeah, he’s that cyclist who admit to Oprah about his doping— but his words of wisdom at that time really applies this time and every athlete that can learn from read this)— he said that ” one week before the tournament/fight, you should be already be ready– your mind and body is ready– no adjustment has to be made– no weight loss– no gain loss”. What happens is Rigo prepared well, and Donaire didnt prepare well, probably looking at Rigo as just another lump on the road.Posted April 14, 2013 5:14 am
“I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.”
I was wrong.Posted April 14, 2013 5:13 am
I enjoyed the fight, a lot of anticipation throughout; Rigo has the footwork and skill to be very elusive and a very difficult opponent for anyone. Feel a bit sorry for Donaire but Rigo has just beat someone that no one has got close to beating for a long time. Everyone has gota give Rigo his dues. Rigo is the man now at the weight and to beat someone of Donaire’s quality in just 12 fights show how special he is. He is a small dude though so not sure where he is going to go from here. Will he go up?Posted April 14, 2013 5:06 am
rigondeaux vs lomachenko would be awesomePosted April 14, 2013 5:05 am
The Low Blow !
Nonito did not engage in much fighting either BakiePosted April 14, 2013 4:43 am
Rigodeaux reminds me of a prime Wilfredo Benitez;superb defensive skills.Posted April 14, 2013 4:43 am
As I’ve expected, Rigo will not engage to give fans an exciting fight. He used his great defense
The Low Blow !
Nonito could have been a lot more competitive if he just boxed worked off his jab instead of waiting for that chance to catch Rigo “coming” in to punch Rigo is the master of “hitting” and getting out safely end of story Rigo is beatable and so was Nonito !Posted April 14, 2013 4:19 am
UPDATE ! Pretty SAD, Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All losers !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Te Tumbo << BIGGEST LOSER <<< Sredmond, < loser < Lee, Duran, Public Enemy, Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo
One's that picked Rigo to win ( WINNERS )—Proud African, Hit Nite, Boxtre, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL, Hecdog <<Posted April 14, 2013 4:09 am
Hecdog; I picked him as well and can’t believe how many people didnt. The difference in technical boxing skill between Rigo and Donaire is so great that Donaire and Garcia didnt even know what to do because they don’t even underdtand that level of technique.Posted April 14, 2013 4:00 am
UPDATE ! Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All losers !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Te Tumbo << BIGGEST LOSER <<< Sredmond, < loser < Lee, Duran, Public Enemy, Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo
One's that picked Rigo to win ( WINNERS )—Proud African, Hit Nite, Boxtre, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL, Hecdog <<Posted April 14, 2013 3:59 am
I tried telling anyone that would listen that Rigondeaux would dismantle Donaire exactly the way he did. I pointed out his quality amateur experience, which many discounted. Rigondeaux won two gold medals in the Olympics, and fought the best in the world and beat them. Amateur boxing experience does really help. I said Rigondeaux’s speed, movement, defense and boxing skills would make Donaire look bad, and he did. Most thought I was cray, but tonight proved my point. Nobody at this weight beats Rigondeaux including Abner Mares. Rigondeaux is too slick for all of them. He put on a fantastic display of movement, counter punching and boxing. This is without a doubt the greatest amateur fighter ever. I tried telling many of you just how important his amateur boxing experience would help. Rigondeaux is a solid fighter.Posted April 14, 2013 3:48 am
UPDATE ! Ones that picked Donaire to win ( All losers !!!! ) All think to be boxing master pickers —– Sredmond, < loser < Lee, Duran, Public Enemy Titopa, Peej Ghost, HHLondon, Largo, KOrnerman, Largo
One's that picked Rigo to win ( winners )—Proud African, hit Nite, Boxtre, Ghetto Thug, Raygordon Reid, ADL <<Posted April 14, 2013 3:47 am