Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Donaire To Get Surgery on Shoulder, Talks 12th Round

By Ryan Maquiñana

In a Sunday interview with BoxingScene.com/CSNBayArea.com, Nonito Donaire revealed that he would undergo surgery on his right shoulder after his unanimous decision defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night for the junior featherweight world championship.

“[The shoulder] hasn’t been feeling good for a while, so I’m going to get surgery on it, take some time off to be with Rachel and the baby, and then get back in the ring after that,” said Donaire, whose wife Rachel is pregnant with their first child, a boy they plan to name Jarel.

In his postfight interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman, Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) indicated that he was going under the knife, but did not specify which shoulder would be treated until now.

Another pivotal moment in the fight was the emergence of a sizable welt under Donaire’s right eye in the 12th and final round.  From ringside, it appeared that a sharp left hand from Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) early in the frame was the culprit, but Donaire pondered whether the eye had already begun to swell before that.

“I definitely had trouble seeing out of my right eye,” Donaire said.  “I think I might have caught a thumb first, but those things happen.  That’s just part of a fight.  Give Rigondeaux credit.  He boxed well and did what he had to do to win.

“It’s hard to lead when you’re both counterpunchers.  I was headhunting, and I kind of fell in love with knocking him out because I wanted to give the fans that so bad.  I’m going to learn from this fight, go over it with my team, and I’m going to come back a better and stronger fighter.”

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 04-15-2013

It was a good fight. Donaire was head hunting to much and it cost him. It was not his night props to Rigondeaux on his victory. He proved me wrong and a lot of posters on here as well.

Comment by Cubanstyle on 04-15-2013

[QUOTE=Carpe Diem;13248471] Sore loser. :nonono::nonono:[/QUOTE] Pathetic excuses, now go up in weight and call Gamboa out like you said before you rather fight him than Rigo.

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 04-15-2013

Why belittle Donaire when Rigo was the one who is making you belittle Donaire?

Comment by waxfondler on 04-15-2013

[QUOTE=MrClutch85;13247152]Donaire was the main attraction he had no choice but take the lead force the action and go for the KO he did a poor job of cutting off the ring and setting up his punches[/QUOTE] i agree 100%, donaire…

Comment by ddangerous on 04-15-2013

I thought Donaire would get Rigo out of there with a left hook, and he did score the KD in the 10th with that punch, but Rigo showed up more prepared, and dominated every other minute of the fight. I…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor - Ticket Information Dirrell-Benavidez Still Not Finalized, WBC Premature With Date Malignaggi: If McGregor Wins, Boxing Likely Gets To Keep Him Ponomarev Waiting on Date For Ocampo IBF Eliminator Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement