Donaire is Ready To Help Rios Defeat Yuriorkis Gamboa

By Ryan Burton recently caught up with three-division world champion Nonito Donaire.  The Las Vegas resident is in the final stages of his training camp for his upcoming HBO televised fight against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO super bantanweight title, which takes place this coming Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Donaire has recently stated that he would like to face former two-time featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa when he moves up in weight. He also said that he is excited about the possibility of his stablemate, Brandon Rios, facing Gamboa in April.
"That is a great fight. If that fight happens then I am definitely going to help Brandon get ready for him. I am fast and have power like Gamboa. I can help him get ready for Gamboa's speed," Donaire told

In a story reported earlier on BoxingScene, Top Rank President Todd DuBoef said that he is looking to propose the April 14th Rios-Gamboa showdown to HBO. The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV has already been placed on hold to host the event.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by _original_ on 01-31-2012

Rios is going to club Gamboa down and break him, gonna be fun to watch.

Comment by [email protected] on 01-31-2012

rios-gamboa is a great match...nothing more nothing less... though i pick gamboa over rios, donaire would certainly will make mincemeat of gamboa... that's for sure.... donaire is so skilled, and intelligent for gamboa to overcome..

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 01-30-2012

What boxing has come to. If you can't beat him, try and help someone else do it.

Comment by Mr E Mann on 01-30-2012

[QUOTE=Hayehammer;11720017]This fight is building up just nicely! lets go make it happen! I would rather see gamboa vs rios then may vs pac! Im done with this bull****[/QUOTE] Damn right! I think Gamboa has the edge on Rios but it'll…

Comment by definido7 on 01-30-2012

gamboa will beat rios and if he ever fights juan manuel marquez he would beat him too gamboa is super fast and super skilled

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