Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum Has No Doubt Donaire-Rigondeaux Will Happen

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum appeared a little peeved over the back-and-forth exchange between the camps of WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Despite Donaire’s threat to ask Top Rank and HBO Sports to look for a replacement after he claimed the two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist was ducking the random drug tests earlier agreed upon by not providing the Volunteer Anti Doping Association with his location or telephone number where he could be contacted, Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard - “it will all get straightened out.”

The fight is scheduled to take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 13th and will be telecast in the Philippines on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on April 14 at 10:15 a.m...

Arum said he had “no idea” about what’s going on pointing out that Rigondeaux “signed the application (for drug testing) in front of me but now they say he’s not given them addresses.”

Showing his irritation Arum told us “these people are crazy.”

On Floyd Mayweather’s remarks that he would consider fighting Manny Pacquiao should the Filipino boxing hero avenge his losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez  last year Arum told us “just forget him (Mayweather).”

Arum said He will meet with Marquez on Tuesday night over dinner and then “we’ll know where we are” although he had earlier sounded confident about making a fifth fight sometime in September.

He said Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz is in the US “but won’t be in the meeting.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alembic on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13077639]I think Arum wants Donaire to chill the fu[I]c[/I]k out and allow Rigo to provide him with the required information within a reasonable time. All this nonsense about threatening to walk away from the fight and find another opponent is…

Comment by richardt on 02-24-2013

I think it boils down to both sides should have had one mediater to tie everything up. It's almost like both companies work with no secretary!!! My mother worked for a law office and stopped counting how many times two…

Comment by TheHook84 on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=thekofixer;13078706]Where there is smoke there is fire Rigo must be dirty and waiting out to clean his. System out. That's what the word is on the street[/QUOTE] Yeah that is why I applaud Nonito for pressuring Rigo because the fight…

Comment by TheHook84 on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13078937]It's admittedly suspicious, but there's nothing obvious about it. It could simply be bungling on the part of Team Rigondeaux. Guillermo doesn't need any "help" to beat Donaire. He'll win or lose based on his own tremendous talent and ability.…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=TheHook84;13078918]Yeah its a shame Rigo has to stall like what he's doing. He is obviously hiding something. His location where he's training with Heredia probably has tons of steroids there and he either needs time for Heredia to move the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (66)
Top Headlines Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk Ricardo Mayorga's Wife Denies Fighter Was Drunk in Photo Chaise Nelson Goes The Distance in Recent Win Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko Finalized For October 1 NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too? Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement