This is a fight I’ve been waiting to see! Nonito Donaire, who was voted as 2012′s Fighter of the Year, is starting off 2013 with a bang as he faces off with the undefeated Cuban and titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux. Though this match up is very intriguing, most fans have been waiting for another title unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares (who’s signed to Golden Boy). There was news that surfaced about Golden Boy sending a contract apparently worth $3 Million that would’ve had Donaire vs Mares set, but both Top Rank and Golden Boy have had issues working with one another for various reasons and both camps have made claims as to why the fight isn’t happening, but I’ll take the grain of salt approach.
Rigondeaux is regarded by many experts as one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time with a record of somewhere in the area of 400 fights with only 12 losses. He defected from Cuba in 2009 and has a record of 11-0 with 8 KO’s. The fight will take place in NY and could possibly take place at Radio City Music Hall.
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