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- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
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- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
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- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
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- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
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Donaire targeting Rigondeaux and Mares for his next fight in 2013
By Rob Smith: Boxing fans will be happy to know that WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (30-1, 19 KO’s) is finally stepping it up for his next fight and facing someone still relevant in WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares and WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Donaire said he wants to fight one of those guys next.
Last Saturday night, Donaire obliterated Jorge Arce (61-7-2, 46 KO’s) in a 3rd round knockout in one of Donaire’s many mismatches, expect this was considered a huge one before the fight even started. It was basic money fight match-up and little more than that, because Arce has a big Mexican fan base due to his many accomplishments over the years. However, he’s not the same fighter he once was and fighting at super bantamweight was a bad idea, although not a bad idea in terms of Arce getting a big payday.
Arce reportedly made $800,000 for the fight. I guess that made it worth it for him to take on a big super bantamweight like Donaire.
After destroying Arce, Donaire said “Bring ‘em all on. Mares is my first choice because he’s calling me out, but we have Rigondeaux ready if that fight cannot be made.”
The Donaire-Mares fight probably can’t be made because Mares fights for Golden Boy Promotions and Donaire for Top Rank. However, Donaire can definitely fight Rigondeaux because both of them are in the same Top Rank stable.
It would be a big risk on Donaire’s part to fight Rigondeaux because this guy can fight, and he’s not an old fighter like some of Donaire’s recent victims like Toshiaki Nishioka and Arce. He’s not much younger than Arce, but Rigondeaux doesn’t have a lot of miles on him because he’s only fighting as a pro for 11 fights, and he rarely gets hit.
There’s really not much left for Donaire to fight at super bantamweight unless Arum wants to match Donaire with a bad his best Christian Mijares and Rafael Marquez. Don’t laugh, Donaire was supposed to fight Mijares recently.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015