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 [...]
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 [...]
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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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Two top fighters make their 2013 debuts in a world super bantamweight title unification fight at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: NONITO DONAIRE VS. GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX is seen SATURDAY, APRIL 13 at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO broadcast team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, [...]
Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux put their WBO and WBA titles on the line when they face each other on Saturday, April 13 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Al Bernstein brings us the Keys to Victory for this great fight. BoxingChannel.tv will bring you complete pre and post fight coverage of Donaire-Rigondeaux. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, April 13, in the unification world title fight between champions Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux to be held at the Radio City Music hall in New York in a Top Rank presentation.
For this bout where the WBO [...]
Every great fighter needs a nemesis to challenge him, and long ago Nonito Donaire’s many critics picked one for him in WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Two equal champions battling for glory? That sounds much more exciting than the sobering reality that Rigondeaux is a massive underdog.
What are Donaire’s real chances of surviving Rigondeaux? Donaire’s many critics contend that Donaire’s [...]
FRED STERNBURG: This is Top Rank’s fourth great boxing event in the span of five weeks. This Saturday it’s 2012 Fighter of the Year and WBO junior featherweight champn Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire taking on undefeated WBA Super Bantamweight Champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo “El Chacol” Rigondeaux in one of the most anticipated fights in many years in [...]