AS EXPECTED, Nonito Donaire Jr. came out an overwhelming odds-on favorite as betting lines opened for his world super bantamweight fight against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Sports betting site oddschecker.com listed the 30-year-old consensus Fighter of the Year for 2012 as a 10-1 favorite in the fight where he stakes his WBO belt and go for Rigondeaux***8217;s WBA version of it. That means a $100 bet on Donaire (31-1-0 with 20 knockouts) wins just $10.
Caribe CEO Boris Arencibia, whose outfit co-promotes the fight with Top Rank, also issued a statement denying that they have any links with Angel Heredia, whose alleged involvement with PEDs put a question on Juan Manuel Marquez***8217;s muscle mass and strength.
Donaire, meanwhile, plunged into training with Robert Garcia, who earlier said his ward will be ***8220;too big, too strong and should have no problem***8221; dealing with Rigondeaux.
As a new person to this forum, I wish people would be more objective. This shows that Nonito as a 10-1 favorite isn't getting more respect on this forum. It seems to me Nonito has a lot of haters that are jealous of what he was accomplished and that he was ESPN's and BoxingScene's 2012 Fighter of the Year. I just hope that after he beats Rigo, he gets the proper respect he deserves because he's getting it from all the boxing experts that actually know something about boxing unlike most of you haters. It also looks like Robert Garcia is already training Nonito.