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Donaire, Rios Double Heading To Mandalay Bay on 6/30

By Osman Rodriguez

According to multiple sources, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18KOs) will return to the ring on June 30th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Former champion Cristian Mijares had been the front runner to face Donaire but IBF super bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula (26-3-2, 14KOs) now appears to be the opponent of choice for the "Filipino Flash".

Initally Donaire was slated to return on the now scrapped Juan Manuel Marquez July 14th pay-per-view card. Most recently it looked like he would return at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on either June 30th or July 7th but with three other major fight cards happening in the Los Angeles area over a five week period Top Rank decided to move the fight to Las Vegas.

Former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) will appear in the co-feature slot, as a junior welterweight, against an opponent to be determined, although there have been mentions of Mauricio Herrera.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RSBonos on 05-22-2012

[QUOTE=mrpleaseplease;12158618]I like how someone voices their opinion and because someone else doesn't agree he is a fake ass boxing fan lmfao. Really, what quality opponent will take a fight against either in this time fram? does forbes ring a bell?…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-22-2012

[QUOTE=kingoffighters;12158646]i feel you he is ducking rigondeaux the only real challenger to his crown[/QUOTE] Rigo's fighting like 3 weeks prior... but yea, I feel he doesn't want to fight him. Using his style making for a boring fight is bull****.…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 05-22-2012

I think Herrera vs Rios is a good scrap.

Comment by EdWins on 05-22-2012

[QUOTE=dawge;12157174]:bsflag:This sucks! so far this year in boxing, has been very dissapointing[/QUOTE] That's an understatement. This year in boxing has been excruciatingly slow and lame.

Comment by kingoffighters on 05-22-2012

i feel you he is ducking rigondeaux the only real challenger to his crown

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