Moments ago in The Philippines, Nonito Donaire, in apparent easy fashion, took care of challenger Zsolt Bedak inside just 3-rounds. Dropping the challenger twice in the second round, the defending WBO super-bantamweight champ finished the job in the 3-rd.
“The Filipino Flash” will now look to get himself a much bigger and better fight. Donaire, who took quite a battering from Nicholas Waters a few months back, looked good today but only another fight against an elite operator will let us know how much the former pound-for-pound star has left.
Prior to the KO he said he wanted to get himself today, Donaire said he would like to get a fight with either Carl Frampton or Guillermo Rigondeax. Frampton is set to move up to featherweight and fight Leo Santa Cruz in the summer, but Rigondeaux is seemingly available.
The avoided Cuban slickster won a wide decision when he beat Donaire in arguably his biggest win to date a few years back, but a rematch would still prove interesting. At least Donaire is one top class fighter who is actually willing to fight Rigo.
Donaire did manage to score a knockdown over the boxing master in the otherwise heavy defeat. Maybe a refreshed Donaire feels he can do better against Rigondeaux in a return?
Nonito sure looked good today.