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Donaire, Top Rank Dispute Could Be Ending Very Soon

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

There appears to be an end in sight to the contractual dispute between WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash’ Donaire and Top Rank Promotions.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who was in Puerto Rico for the title fight between featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Orlando Salido on Saturday, told BoxingScene.com/Inquirer that Donaire had asked to go before the arbitrator, former judge Daniel Weinstein, and “have the arbitrator adjudicate the validity of their contract.”

Arum said he consented to that and “they agreed that they would abide by the decision.”

The renowned promoter said it was “a step forward and in a way that the thing finally gets resolved.”

He said that as a result of the litigation the previously planned unification title fight between Donaire and Anselmo Moreno set for May 28 was out.

Top Rank won an initial battle with Golden Boy Promotions over the right to promote Donaire who is ranked No. 4 in the pound-for-pound roster of the prestigious Ring Magazine. Golden Boy Promotions signed up Donaire after he claimed Top Rank was guilty of “breach of contract” by not getting him three fights a year as provided in his contract.

However, Top Rank lawyer Daniel Petrocelli argued that the fights couldn’t take place because of injuries suffered by Donaire.

Retired judge Weinstein ruled that Golden Boy had violated a previous agreement reached during the controversy over the promotional rights for Manny Pacquiao where he also ruled in favor of Top Rank.

Top Rank lawyer Daniel Petrocelli in an interview with boxingscene.com said that judge Weinstein ruled Golden Boy had “violated the agreement (reached during the Pacquiao case) and issued an injunction restricting and restraining Golden Boy from proceeding under its purpoted agreement with Donaire or otherwise promoting Donaire given Top Rank’s pre-existing agreement.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jlgonzalez07 on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;10379294]That's what happens whe simple minded fighters get caught in the "Golden" clutches of Unscrupulous promoters' enticements. Oscar has a bad reputation for this and that's how the original dispute with Manny P. occurred, the very same way. Oscar thought…

Comment by edgarg on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=Sugar Q;10378971]So all you want is for Nonito to keep fighting for a slave master who thinks he's stupid and jealous and thinks his wife is a slut? Wow some of you guys have serious issues. I wanna see Nonite…

Comment by JoeDaWg on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=Sugar Q;10378971]So all you want is for Nonito to keep fighting for a slave master who thinks he's stupid and jealous and thinks his wife is a slut? Wow some of you guys have serious issues. I wanna see Nonite…

Comment by edgarg on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=BritishBoxing92;10377805]so this all happened because donaire is complaining to not having his three fights a year contract being breached or fulfilled but arums defence lawyer daniel petrocelli is arguing that due to donaire injuries he is not able to have…

Comment by jlgonzalez07 on 04-15-2011

Who gives a f#ck about his personal life. You guys are pretty [email protected]!!!! I don't care if his wife is a b!tch, how much money he makes, if he is liked by the fillipino community, who his promoter is.... all…

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