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 Last update:  12/5/2013       Read more by Ronnie Nathanielsz         
   
Arum: Donaire Will Return By May, Wants Title Shot
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by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has indicated that  2012 “Fighter of the Year” Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire  may return to the ring in April but if that’s not possible because Donaire is recovering from  a fracture in his cheekbone suffered  in his 9th round TKO of Vic Darchinyan in their rematch last October he would “definitely be back in May.”

Arum said he had spoken to Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin and that the manager had said “possibly April but definitely May and he’ll let me know in about a week.”

He said informed him that the cheekbone was “healing very, very well and it would be great if he can come back in April and I would do his fight on HBO around the time I am doing Manny Pacquiao’s fight” which has been set for April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Arum said Donaire “wants to fight for a world title and he might fight Nicholas Walters, the WBA champion or Evgeny Gradovich, the IBF champion.”

Walters retained his featherweight title with a 4th round TKO of Alberto Garza on the same Corpus Christi, Texas card where Donaire scored a comeback win when behind on points with a TKO in the 9th round over rugged Darchinyan while the undefeated Gradovich won by a 9th round TKO over another Australian Billy Dib in a rematch in Macau last November 24.

At the same time Arum disclosed that he may stage a WBO/WBA rematch between Brian Viloria who is ranked No. 2 by the WBO and No. 4 by the WBA  and Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico who won the titles from the Filipino in Macau last April 6 by a split decision in a great fight.

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comment by Evol, on 12-06-2013
[QUOTE=bojangles1987]I remember seeing something about Pac not wanting Donaire on his undercards. Maybe it was just speculation.[/QUOTE] i think it was just speculations on here.. it was when donaire's wife made a comment about jinkee buying a dress or something after the manny/mosley fight. s...

comment by bojangles1987, on 12-06-2013
[QUOTE=Evol]has donaire ever been on any of pac's under card? i dont recall him ever being on it which is what i dont get. the fight they had last time bob line up all the filipinos fighters with manny but donaire wasnt part of it.[/QUOTE] I remember seeing something about Pac not wanting Dona...

comment by ddangerous, on 12-06-2013
[QUOTE=Respect Power]How is he a force exactly? He has one fight in the division which he won by knockout but was losing on the cards. On top of that it was a fight that he was suppose to look good in ,coming off the rigo loss .[/QUOTE] Speed. And power. Plain and simple. Fighters like Donaire w...

comment by sugarsmosley, on 12-05-2013
Yeah, arum is holding out hope a vacant title will open up to get donaire an easy belt lol.

comment by Evol, on 12-05-2013
has donaire ever been on any of pac's under card? i dont recall him ever being on it which is what i dont get. the fight they had last time bob line up all the filipinos fighters with manny but donaire wasnt part of it.

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