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Arum: Donaire-Darchinyan Rematch Likely For November

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond Belt super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will face former three-division world champion Vic Darchinyan in a rematch. Darchinyan has longed for a shot at revenge ever since he was knocked out in the 5th round by Donaire who grabbed his IBO/IBF flyweight belts on July 7, 2007.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum informed BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard about the Darchinyan rematch and said “its likely to happen sometime in November.”

Donaire himself told us very early Tuesday morning Manila Time that he was not certain who his opponent would be but that he had been asked to stay at 122 pounds for his next fight.

The four division world champion  told us he has been doing some light training to stay in shape but would have to work on bringing his weight down since he is now around 140 pounds.

Donaire earlier expressed his desire for a chance to avenge his surprising loss to former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York last April 13 telling us he wanted  that rematch more than ever but indications  it will have to wait.

Darchinyan told BoxingScene/Manila Standard that he wanted to face Donaire in September and said  “I don’t want to sit and wait for him (Donaire) until November. I will have one more tune-up fight sometime at the end of August and will fight Donaire in November. It’s a good time for me. I’m okay with it.”

Darchinyan said he’s been doing some light training and after a tune-up fight he’d take off for a couple of weeks before he resumes training for the Donaire fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 07-10-2013

Vic is gonna get iced again. I'd rather see Darchinyan/Montiel. All I want to know is, who is Rigo gonna fight next?

Comment by SplitSecond on 07-10-2013

can't see him doing better than the first fight i think this rematch will just lower donaire's stock and have people think less of him(as if it they wont already with such a pointless and sht fight)

Comment by bojangles1987 on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=balintawak;13545609]Yes it is, and its a smart business move. What these fanatical Rigo fans don't understand is that Donaire is a much more marketable product. He doesn't just outpoint the opposition, he provides the drama for a potential spectacular KO…

Comment by Mike_R on 07-10-2013

stupid fight. don't care.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 07-10-2013

^Did this loser just make this thread about Mayweather???

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