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No Decision Yet on Nonito Doniare's Return Opponent

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire says no decision has been made as of yet on who his opponent will be in his return to the ring from a shocking loss to former Cuban two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux last April 13 in New York.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had passed on three options to Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin which  included Rigondeaux and former three-division champion Vic Darchinyan who was knocked out in the 5th round  by Donaire in an IBF/IBO flyweight title fight on July 7, 2007 and No.1 ranked WBO featherweight Orlando Cruz, should Donaire decide to move up in weight.

Donaire told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard no decision has been made “not that I know of and I haven’t spoken to Cameron (Dunkin) as yet.”

However, Donaire did tell us that the opponent they are talking about is Darchinyan but said “I don’t know anything definite as yet” although Darchinyan has wanted a rematch since he was first knocked out.

Donaire had previously told the Standard he wanted a rematch with Rigondeaux “more than anything else” in an obvious desire to avenge what was to many an embarrassing loss for the top five pound for pound champion.

Donaire said his  therapy is coming on very well after surgery on his shoulder for removal of a bone spur and the repair of two torn ligaments.

Donaire said “my arm is a lot better, I feel stronger.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-29-2013

Usually great fighters want to redeem their losses.. Think Lewis-rahman, mosely-forrest, mosely-winky, jones-griffin

Comment by deejd on 06-29-2013

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;13515009]When Donaire's contract runs out he needs to sign with GBP. I'd love to see him fight Mares or Santa Cruz. He'll probably never be able to beat Rigondeaux, unless maybe if he gets a new trainer.[/QUOTE] Glad to see…

Comment by vacon04 on 06-29-2013

Donaire vs Arce II

Comment by Green Hornet on 06-29-2013

Agree. Donaire is better off pursuing a fight with Mares. Maybe Top Rank will be forced to negotiate as no one will ne interested in any fight between Donaire, Darchinyan or Rigo. If Donaire loses to Rigo again, Donaire might…

Comment by Light_Speed on 06-29-2013

When Donaire's contract runs out he needs to sign with GBP. I'd love to see him fight Mares or Santa Cruz. He'll probably never be able to beat Rigondeaux, unless maybe if he gets a new trainer.

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