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Donaire Not Keen on Facing Darchinyan at 122-Pounds

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is not keen on a rematch with Vic Darchinyan because he is currently walking around at over 140 pounds and to come down to 122 would hurt him.

Donaire told the BoxingScene/Manila Standard that his manager Cameron Dunkin informed him his return bout in late October or early November following his stunning loss to Guillermo Rigodeaux on April 13 in New York,  would be against Darchinyan who was knocked out in the 5th round by Donaire on July 7, 2007 in an IBF/IBO flyweight title

However, Donaire told Dunkin “I got to see what my weight is because I’m over 140 pounds right now and I have two months to get down to 122. If I can’t I will move up to 126.

The 2012 “Fighter of the Year” and former Ring Magazine pound-for-pound No, 5 said “When I cut down weight I may be strong but I’m fragile and everything hurts.”

The four division world champion with a record of 31-2 with 20 knockouts told us he hopes to win a title at 126 and then move up and fulfill his ambition of winning the junior lightweight title like one of his idols, the Gabriel “Flash” Elorde and added with a chuckle “probably more.”

Donaire also indicated he will most likely train for his next fight at trainer Robert Garcia’s gym in Oxnard instead of his usual training venue which is the Undisputed Gym in San Carlos, California.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-14-2013

If donaire stays at 122 then he must rematch rigo to save face,, I always wondered why they dont move him up to 126 and fight chris john in Macua.. I think that would be like an asian super bowl....…

Comment by Em1 on 07-14-2013

He's supposed to be, prior to his boxing education on April 13, a power hitting menacing fighter. Move your punk ass up and fight some guys who have some power too.

Comment by dlee020420 on 07-14-2013

He's never fighting mares

Comment by BoxingFan82 on 07-14-2013

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;13556627]Maybe take a shot and fight at 130. He would feel a lot better fighting at a weight closer to his natural size.[/QUOTE] He might [I]feel[/I] better fighting at a higher weight but that doesn't mean that he'll actually fight…

Comment by racostaa on 07-14-2013

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