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Posted February 23, 2013 1:44 am 


Fight Aficionado – Curious as to why you’re picking Rigo? I’m going with Donaire…but I’d like to know what you see in Rigo that makes you believe he’ll win. I’m not trying to argue, just want a perspective.

Posted February 22, 2013 8:33 pm 

boxing fan

..Donaire, but it will be a huge fight.

Posted February 22, 2013 5:20 pm 


Your nick name explains your racial mentality. Nowhere is Manny mentioned but here you are, must be a Joy nutthugger.

Posted February 22, 2013 5:17 pm 


I just want to point out that Nishioka isn’t Rigondeaux.

Posted February 22, 2013 5:14 pm 


Gigi should wear a helmet. He’s gonna need it.

Posted February 22, 2013 4:56 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“If it wasn’t for the public cry and money he’s getting paid, Donaire would have avoided this fight at all costs.” – Donaire had enough soft touches. Mares and Rigo were the only acceptable opponents at this point. After declining Mares the only choice was to face Rigo or the cries of ‘duck’ would’ve become screams. I’m sticking with my prediction of a Rigo win here. Glad they hashed out the VADA/USADA ruckus and cherrypicking. Either way now we’ve got an excellent fight and as long as this fight happens I won’t be calling Donaire a ducker.

Posted February 22, 2013 4:47 pm 


Have to go with Donaire on this one….

Posted February 22, 2013 4:33 pm 


EVERYONE who’s fought Donaire has said (pre-fight) they can “do this and do that”…but the moment they’re actually in front of him they see how fast and powerful Donaire is, thus, the become turtles who become deathly afraid of sticking their heads out. Nishioka had just destroyed Gonzalez, said he’d do the same to Donaire…but what happened?? Nishioka was terrified, the moment he tried to “to win” was the moment he got DROPPED and STOPPED!! Same will happen to Rigo.

Posted February 22, 2013 3:27 pm 


rigo might say he going to do this and do that to donaire but once he in the rig with him it all going to change he going to respect donaire left hook like everybody else did if he dont then he going to get clipped i see donaire doing feints try to make rigo come out his comfort zone for he can counter him but donaire shown he can be hit but he never been hurt or in danger but if rigo can get to donaire body i think rigo can hurt him down there if he can get to it but he going to have to take a risk of doing it tho donaire got a good uppercut but i like rigo alot he got great skills i dnt see him beating donaire tho

Posted February 22, 2013 3:14 pm 


i think donaire will win i like rigo but i think donaire experince at the pro level and size i see donaire studying rigo figure his style out and go from there rigo cant win being defensive he got to let those hands go and take risk rigo got the style to give donaire problems donaire just got to watch out for rigo body shots i see donaire doing more taking the lead more and throwing more if rigo take a risk he going to get counter that why people said mares would of been the tougher fight cause he would of did more then rigo and been more agressive take more risk mares got a sloid chin he tougher and more heart then rigo

Posted February 22, 2013 3:04 pm 


Rigondeaux will pose a few problems for a round or two then The Flash KO’s him with a dynamite left hook on his weak chin.

Posted February 22, 2013 12:42 pm 

Proud African

Rigo’s body shots will take out Donaire. Donaire will be Pacquiaod.

Posted February 22, 2013 12:16 pm 


The Transition from amateurs to the Pros by the Cubans has been pathetic.. not a single Cuban Amateur has actually amounted to much in the Pro’s once they started taking on top tier opponents… This one will be no different… Nonito by Stoppage..

Posted February 22, 2013 11:14 am 


most likely with a left hook.

Posted February 22, 2013 11:02 am 


i like Donaire in this bout by a knock out. Rigondeaux is over rated in my opinion.

Posted February 22, 2013 11:00 am 

Chicago guy

Both guys got a chance to win this fight but i go for ND by late stoppage

Posted February 22, 2013 10:54 am 



Posted February 22, 2013 8:09 am 


I have not seen more technical fighter than pro boxing ranks …..but he has not got a chin ! If the fight goes the distance …it will be Ringo on top ….if his chin holds the test.

Posted February 22, 2013 4:38 am 


either way the WINNER will be by way of KTFO ……

Posted February 22, 2013 2:42 am 


Donaire will make this one look easy. Donaire has too many physical advantages. He will pick Rigo apart from the outside and rigo will be defensive the entire fight. Rigo is not a pressure fighter and nonito is too fast and has too much reach for rigo to have any chance from the outside.

Posted February 21, 2013 11:43 pm 


This fight will be a clean fight.

Posted February 21, 2013 10:39 pm 


This is a good fight, interesting, Boxing.

Posted February 21, 2013 10:32 pm 


Rigo looks tiny next to Nonito at the Press conference..

Posted February 21, 2013 10:17 pm 


not mocking Rigondeaux, just noting that his pro record is not impressive yet. hope it is as good a fight as you predict

Posted February 21, 2013 9:37 pm 


hecdog – Remember this, the ONLY thing “GREAT” about Rigo, is his AMATEUR record….there’s absolutely NOTHING great about his professional boxing record. He won’t be allowed to wear head gear, he’ll have to land more than pitty pat punches to win and this isn’t a 4 round fight with 2 minute rounds…he’s going into a FIGHT. Donaire possess concussive power and lighting speed. Rigo will taste defeat.

Posted February 21, 2013 7:24 pm 


hecdog – First you’re claiming Donaire is/was “ducking” Rigo, and now that he’s signed to fight him, you’re STILL finding ways to discredit him? Damn! You are truly a Nonito HATER….it’s obvious. I personally give them BOTH props for making this fight. I think Rigo is a good fighter, but NOT great…he may have been a great amateur, but this isn’t the amateurs, this is the PROS and Donaire is quite simply the BETTER PRO (of the two), he’s beaten the FAR better opposition (in the pros) and he will STOP Rigo in this fight. Once Rigo feels the power, he’ll turn into a turtle who’s scared to poke his head out.

Posted February 21, 2013 7:19 pm 


For all his amateur hype, Rigondeaux hasn’t fought anyone in the pros. Donaire has looked great since moving up in weight – should be a great fight!

Posted February 21, 2013 7:07 pm 


largo – I agree! Rigo will look good until he gets hit…we’ll then see a fighter who’s sole purpose in the bout is to survive.

Posted February 21, 2013 6:16 pm 


This is the closest thing to a mismatch…

Posted February 21, 2013 6:07 pm 


Rigo doesn’t have neither the professional experience nor the chin to compete with a murderous puncher like Nonito.

Posted February 21, 2013 6:06 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Titopa is correct. They’ll do VADA and USADA testing. At Twitter this morning guys who were at the press conference were saying it wasn’t signed till right before they got underway. Apparently Arum was running around like a headless chicken to both camps. I’d pay movie price to see that.

Posted February 21, 2013 4:48 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Stoked we finally get this fight. I said before Donaire had to fight Rigo or Mares next, no other opponents or else he was a cherrypicking ducker. He stepped up so good for him. Gonna be a banging show.

Posted February 21, 2013 4:46 pm 


MNboxingFAN – Sean – Wasn’t that Rigo didn’t want to test, it was that he wanted the contract translated into Spanish so that he can understand what he’s signing…nothing wrong with that. Last I heard, they BOTH signed and the fight is ON.

Posted February 21, 2013 4:41 pm 


Joey – Let me guess, you were one of those who said Donaire was “ducking” Rigo right?

Posted February 21, 2013 4:40 pm 


Nonito is a little diva. When he fought Arce, he stated he didnt care what he took. Now all of a sudden he’s worried

Posted February 21, 2013 4:30 pm 


Rigo, like Gamboa are steriods PEDs abusers..

Posted February 21, 2013 3:34 pm 


I like them both, but the way I see this playing out? It’ll be kind of a chess match the first 3 rounds at which point they will both be in a comfort zone and finally trading by round 4. Round 5 Nonito will catch Rigo with one of those “where the f#ck did that come from?” shots, Rigo will struggle to stay on his wobbly legs, Nonito will back him up into the ropes where he’ll commence to throwing punches in bunches, Rigo will bravely try to counter but get caught with too many hard shots in the process at which point the ref will jump in and hold Rigo on his feet. Fight is over.

Posted February 21, 2013 2:24 pm 

MNboxingFAN – Sean

Last I heard was Rigondeaux hadn’t agreed and signed to the VADA random drug testing. His camp was saying the delay was due to the fact they needed more time to read the document. Donaire’s camp was saying if he didn’t sign then there wouldn’t be a press conference. So we’ll see. I follow Donaire on FaceBook and will have to look again to see what he’s saying. Should be a good fight though with Donaire coming out on top.

Posted February 21, 2013 2:14 pm 

boxing fan

Anonymous@ yeah, I was one of the believers. I always knew Donaire is going to fight Rigo, just a matter of time.

Posted February 21, 2013 2:07 pm 


And I’m not Anonymous. I PROUDLY sign MY name with MY posts.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:58 pm 


What happened to all the people that were saying Donaire is ducking Rigo??? GONE with the wind. And Rigo will soon join them.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:56 pm 

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