Advertisement
Advertisement

Donaire May Stay at 122 and Face Terrazas in October

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Dethroned WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is likely to face newly crowned WBC champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas sometime in October.

Donaire who is recovering well from surgery to remove a bone spur and to mend two torn ligaments on his right shoulder last Friday will not move up in weight and face Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez as initially broached by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Donaire “wont be back till October and maybe he’ll fight Terrazas.”

2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia told the Standard he honestly believes it would be best for  “The Filipino Flash” to stay at 122 pounds and fight Terrazas even as there were reports that WBO champion Mikey Garcia, Robert’s younger brother, may fight Lopez or No. 1ranked Orlando Cruz sometime in June.

Terrazas won the WBC super bantamweight title relinquished by Abner Mares who moved up in weight, with a twelve round split decision over former super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares in Mexico City last Saturday.

The 30 year old Terrazas  has a record of 36-2-1 with 21 knockouts and has a twelve round unanimous decision win over former WBC bantamweight champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel in a clash for the vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight on November 19, 2011 to his name.

In a conversation with The Manila Standard, the 2012 Boxing Writers Association of America “Trainer of the Year” admitted that Team Donaire “made a lot of mistakes” in the unification title bout against WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux at the Radio City Music Hall  in New York last April 13.

Garcia said the primary mistake was “thinking that one punch would do it” and put away former two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Garcia conceded they “didn’t realize they were in with a great fighter. That was his night and he (Rigondeaux) fought smart.”

The dethroned WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond Belt 122 pound champion’s trainer said  “ I wasn’t surprised with his speed I already  knew he  was fast, powerful and very accurate.”

For his next fight Donaire’s  trainer indicated he would “spend more time in training and look at tapes of his opponent” which is something they didn’t do for the Rigondeaux fight.

Garcia insisted “we need to do that,” He said it would be “mandatory and we will meet and work on this. We need to do it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by puga on 04-23-2013

good for you nonito but cut the excuses pls.... be like pacman, atleast when he made excuses , he justified it ...:boxing:

Comment by littlemac on 04-23-2013

[IMG]http://i36.tinypic.com/16j1wlu.jpg[/IMG] Donaire open to fight Rigo at 126, but Donaire may stay at 122 for Terrazas.:D

Comment by -Kev- on 04-23-2013

Thought he could barely make weight at 122 anymore. Lol what a clown.

Comment by alembic on 04-23-2013

If Donaire's prep was lacking, then that's mostly due to Garcia's incompetence. If training camp went as planned, then Donaire has to admit that he was simply outclassed by a superior fighter. I found it less than a coincidence that…

Comment by -PBP- on 04-23-2013

[QUOTE=kiaba360;13283957]Arum/Garcia/Donaire are not on the same page.[/QUOTE] Robert doesn't want him in the same division as Mikey and Gradovich. He's looking out for himself.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico 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
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement