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Donaire vs. Rigondeaux

Guillermo Rigondaux Offers Donaire a Rematch in Miami, Who Wouldn’t?

Guillermo Rigondeaux "I'm the 122lb king @filipinoflash if u want it come get it #Miami March 2014@HBOboxing @trboxing @CaribeBoxing @LOUISFONSECA #CubanBoxing." The above Tweet was posted on November 9, right after Nonito Donaire finally found his counter punch and was able to successfully stop Vic Darchinyan. At the point of stoppage, Donaire was losing the fight, and was losing it in a [...]

Donaire vs. Rigondeaux: The Agony and the Ugh

Move aside and let the fighter enjoy and partake in the spoils which resulted from the biggest night of his professional career. Recognition is slowly seeping in simply because the shock may be finally headed towards the door. Prior to last Saturday evening, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire was among the top pound for pound fighters on the planet. News flash: he still is. Concurrently, Guillermo [...]

Left-Hook Lounge: Rigondeaux, Donaire, Garcia, & Roach!

Christopher N. (Atlanta, GA): How would you rate Donaire's performance? And would you entertain the thought of placing Rigondeaux on the P4P list? Vivek W. I think the best way to address your questions is to point to something I said a long time ago and have maintained ever since. The way I see the whole P4P topic is totally abstract from what the rest of the sport feels. I once touted Donaire's [...]

El Chacal – Guillermo Rigondeaux – The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap

During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will talk about universally recognized Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and his unanimous decision victory over Nonito Donaire, which took place on Saturday, April 13th, at the world renowned Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York. The Pugilist KOrner’s dynamic duo will also discuss big victories by Juan Diaz, Bahodir Mamadjonov, [...]

Rigo the Great!!

Not actually...Guillermo Rigodeaux 2-time Olympic gold medalist and now unified WBA/WBO Super Bantamweight champion has a lot more fish to fry to be considered great in the professional ranks. Having out-skilled and outclassed P4P fighter Nonito Donaire is just the beginning. Prior to this fight Rigondeaux was considered by many just another decorated Cuban amateur fighter. Hosting an 11-0, 8-KO [...]

Donaire Relinquishes Lofty Status to Rigondeaux

Nonito "The Filipinio Flash" Donaire had it all. He was riding high, a fan favorite, a top P4P fighter, 2012 fighter of the year and someone who seemed to have no weaknesses. His speed, power and ring savvy had been too much for anybody he faced. A few bruises here and there, an occasional hand injury to remind him of his dominant performances and a pocket full of dough to dull the pain. His face [...]

Guillermo Rigondeaux outclassed Nonito Donaire with nearly flawless execution

By the mid rounds of the super bantamweight unification showdown between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire, it became abundantly clear that the Cuban fighter was in command of the action. Rigondeaux was successfully controlling the range, and not just through use of his feet. He also mixed in a varied assortment of head, shoulder, and upper body movement, all of which acted to befuddle and neutralize [...]

Rigondeaux Defeats Donaire: How Does This Shake Up The P-4-P Rankings?

Cuban talent Guillermo Rigondeaux upset and out-pointed Filipino sensation Nonito Donaire last night in New York (an upset? well, many good judges picked “The Filipino Flash” to get the victory), and the 12-0 master feels he is deserving of a lofty position in the new mythical pound-for-pound ratings as a result. In fact, “El Chacal,” who is more style than sizzle  - with some fans feeling [...]

Rigondeaux dominates Donaire

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO's) proved to be too fast, too skilled and too talented for WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO's) tonight in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Radio City Music Hall, in New York, New York, USA. The judges scored the fight 114-113, 115-112, 116-111. The fight wasn't nearly as close as the two [...]

Donaire vs Rigondeaux: Keys to Victory, Four to Explore, & Official Prediction!!

(Tune in to "Left-Hook Lounge Radio" today at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific for a breakdown of the fight) NONITO DONAIRE: KEYS TO VICTORY For Donaire, the key to victory is one-dimensional with no need to analyze the obvious. Most will initially attempt to look at this matchup and single out his height and reach advantage. Reality tells us that being the bigger man in this showdown won't mean much, [...]

Donaire vs. Rigondeaux SELLS OUT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL!

NEW YORK (April 12, 2013) – The last remaining ticket to Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated world title unification battle between 2012 Fighter of the Year and World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight champion NONITO "Filipino Flash" DONAIRE and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist GUILLERMO "El Chacal" RIGONDEAUX, [...]

Video: Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux Weigh-In

Weigh-in results: Nonito Donaire 121.6 - Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 Glen Tapia 154.5 - Joseph de los Santos 153 Mikael Zewski 148.5 - Daniel Sostre 147 Jesse Hart 169 - Marlon Farr 171 Dario Soccia 153 - Tyler Canning 150 Erick De Leon 131.5 - Diamond Baier 131.5 2012 Fighter of the Year and WBO junior featherweight champion NONITO DONAIRE and undefeated WBA super bantamweight champion [...]