Advertisement
Advertisement

Rigondeaux is Concerned as Donaire Talks Play Out

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8KOs) is in the dark regarding a potential April unification against WBO king Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20KOs). Rigondeaux was under the impression that everything was in motion to face Donaire in April, but recently other names have been mentioned for Donaire - like Abner Mares and Vic Darchinyan - and now Rigondeaux is no longer confident the unification will happen.

Rigondeaux has been training and continues to wait for his team to give him confirmation about his next fight. At the moment, the two-time Olympic gold medal winner is more concerned with sitting on the sidelines and being inactive. Rigondeaux has not fought since September 15th, when he defeated Roberto Marroquin.

"In all honesty, I do not know what is happening and there is a lot of misinformation. I am doing my part, I am preparing at my best to fight him tomorrow. I can not do anything more. My manager [Gary Hyde] is not here [in the United States] and I do not know a lot of the details, but I do not want to be surprised with a last minute change, so I'm preparing,' Rigondeaux said.

"There are many things that are going on beyond my comprehension. At first everything seemed to be plain sailing to that fight, but now everything is the opposite. My concern is that time is passing. The worst thing for a fighter and a champion is to remain inactive."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChewLeather on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12957256]Another moron comes on the scene. PPV numbers is what matters? Neither Mares or Rigo have headlined a PPV. If you wanna talk about PPVs then Rigo has been on more PPVs than Mares and Donaire. And who said Mares-Donaire…

Comment by Boxing1706 on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=pigsfly;12955765]wv2 got ko'd by arce? better then anyone rigo has fought? no.............[/QUOTE] Im sorry but even Arce himself as old and shot as he is is better than anyone Rigo has fought.. His 11 fight resume though very short consists…

Comment by Eddymarin22 on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12955436]Donaire's next fight needs to be either Rigo or Mares. Otherwise, he has a ****storm heading his way of fan backlash.[/QUOTE] Rigo is def gonna be left out and wait till the thruth about his age comes out word is…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=ChewLeather;12957159]Whether it's Mares is a more competitive fight or not, its the PPV numbers that matters these days. Rigo can't dictate Nonito to fight him. He is not the draw, Nonito is. So Rigo fans can't accuse Nonito of "Ducknairing"…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-26-2013

[quote=ChewLeather] Quote: Originally Posted by Cubanborn87 more competitive fight? you must be kidding Whether it's Mares is a more competitive fight or not, its the PPV numbers that matters these days. Rigo can't dictate Nonito to fight him. He is…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement