Advertisement
Advertisement

Donaire: Montiel, Mares Are Tougher Than Rigondeaux

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20KOs) believes Mexico's Fernando Montiel is a tougher opponent than WBA 122-pound king Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8KOs). Donaire knocked out in two rounds in their 2011 unification match. He faces Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and regarded as one of the best amateur fighters in history, in a unification on April 13th in New York City. Donaire also says Abner Mares, now at featherweight, is a tougher foe as well.

"He has a lot of amateur experience, but amateur experiance is different from professional fights. I think Montiel is a much tougher fight. There are a lot of guys out there. I think [Abner] Mares is a tougher fight, but again it's depends on how he comes into the fight. I can't say how he will be, but only inside that ring we'll find out," Donaire told ESPN.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RumirNemo on 04-08-2013

... Rigondeaux had said that "A Barking Dog Does Not Bite".... such that I've commented that "indeed, a barking dog does not but bite... thereby Rigondeaux should stopped barking'....However, to my amazement' here comes Donaire with a pronouncements that"Montiel, Mares…

Comment by theocdog on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=DannYankee09;13220296]Yes get coc[B]ky[/B], think is gonna be easy, next thing you know Nonito pissing blood the rest of he's life .[/QUOTE] The rest of his life? Whoa! A little harsh...

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-07-2013

Rigondeaux is a tougher fight than Mares stylewise. I don't think he is as dangerous as Montiel was though.

Comment by richardt on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;13221585]Nonito just trying to downplay like Floyd did to Pacquiao. He's worried as hell, folks.[/QUOTE]No he is not. You belong with the group of people who said Donaire was afraid of Rigo and wasn't going to sign to fight him.

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 04-07-2013

Nonito just trying to downplay like Floyd did to Pacquiao. He's worried as hell, folks.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (42)
Top Headlines Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next! Lemieux Interested in Canelo Fight - But NO Catch-Weight No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement