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Ed

Anon–Ghetto wanna be— the man got his ass kicked by a CUBAN/LATINO! Color is only at skin level. Don’t forget that.

Posted April 17, 2013 4:21 pm 


Boxtradamus

Nope I predicted that IF Rigo took MY advice he would WIN. And I was CORRECT. I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!

Posted April 17, 2013 3:32 pm 


Public Enemy

MCFAN – How is Canelo going to stop A Caliber Trout??? Steriods and Weight Gain… Maybe.. but I don’t see Canelo wining this fight.. He will look bad here for sure.. he couldn’t take out 43 year old tiny Mosely.. couldn’t even back him up or hurt him.. I see another loss for Mexico…

Posted April 17, 2013 12:19 pm 


mcfan

Than maybe you ould answer this avoided question miatestomper!

How is canelo(who could not KO c-class welterweight like MATTHEW HATTON) going to KO AN A-class JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT LIKE TROUT? TROUT IS BIGGEST AND FASTEST FIGHTER THAT SAUL HAS EVER FOUGHT!! SAUL WILL GET A BOXING LESSON JUST LIKE NONITO DID!!

Posted April 17, 2013 7:44 am 


Ghetto Thug

Inevitabletruth, u are right Rigo could be better since Money has slowed down in last 2 or 3 outings but he is still the beacuse of his resume, but Rigo did GREAT in his first 12 fights

Posted April 16, 2013 10:39 pm 


PILLOWFIST

Rigo is good! The thing that stood out in the fight is how he was able to get the jump on Donaire. The reason was ND wanted to land the big shot and call it a night. In order for him to do that he needed to plant his feet first and let his bombs go. Rigo knew this before the first bell rung and was ready for it. The end result was Rigo moving out of the way or throwing a lead right hook and stepping to the side. That was all it took to disrupt the Flash. ND should have thrown more jabs and not load up on the big shots as much, keep the pressure on and go to the body more to slow Rigo down. Garcia should have reeled ND in around the third round and advise ND they’re in for the long haul and jab more. PS did yall notice the bazooms on Donaires wife. goooooood lawd!!!!!!

Posted April 16, 2013 10:02 pm 


AIRBORNE

rigo the ugly monkey running boxer the most boring fighter i,ve ever seen in the history of boxing

Posted April 16, 2013 9:34 pm 


Fight Aficionado

To many historical revisionists. This is what I posted pre-fight: Fight Aficionado I feel confident Rigo’s the one who will win. But I doubt he’s letting his hands fly. Guys don’t change their style like that in big fights; when the heat is on they revert to what’s natural. I figure he counter punches Donaire enough to slow his aggression and starts banking a lot of rounds by outboxing him with his sublime skills. Could hurt him a few times in mid to late rounds but it’s a decision win. Posted April 13, 2013 11:55 am

Posted April 16, 2013 7:58 pm 


InevitableTruth

@ ghetto thug,
Rigo is better skill wise than money may,Obviously Floyd has a better overall resume but you compare their first 12 fights there’s no comparison.People can argue all they want.

Posted April 16, 2013 7:42 pm 


Miatestomper

Don’t worry MCfan you’ll get one on Saturday it will state Canelo Ko’s Trout

Posted April 16, 2013 5:08 pm 


Anonymous

Except Rigo is likable unlike Mayweather who is a fool outside the ring…

Posted April 16, 2013 1:50 pm 


Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz

Stev_’I think you find gratification in winding people up’. That is called a TROLL.

Posted April 16, 2013 1:19 pm 


malachi

ward is the man anything less than that statement is uncivilized…hollaatchaboy!!

Posted April 16, 2013 10:54 am 


Hidalgo

“I advised him to Fight VERY Defensively and only throw one ro two shots at a time. ” You DIDN’T advise Rigo to do anything. You don’t know him, he doesn’t know you, and you two have never talked to each other. Really Hissydamus, you’re such a putz.

Posted April 16, 2013 10:37 am 


Public Enemy

Alvarez will be the next Hype Job to get exposed.. just like Chavez Cheato jr.. Trout will easily out Box the typical head first Plodder….

Posted April 16, 2013 10:02 am 


Karl

I dont watch Ward’s fights becuase he’s dirty and BORING !

Posted April 16, 2013 9:17 am 


mcfan

WOW!! DOUBLE WOW!!!!!

RIGOS PERFORMANCE WAS SPECTACULAR THAT WE ARE STILL POSTING ABOUT IT, AND THE FIGHT WAS 3 DAYS AGO!!!

I STILL HAVE NOT SEEN A STORY ON TROUT VS ALVAREZ WHICH TAKES PLACE IN ONLY 4 DAYS!!!!

Posted April 16, 2013 8:11 am 


Billy

When soldiers go into battle(do)they try to avoid getting hurt and casualties or do they run into bullets to show their bravery? Do generals rely on strategies and proper troop movements or do they go into battle firing away without concern for return fire? Are pilots cowards because they avoid surface to air missiles? Rigo was a General in the Boxing ring,he avoided Donaire’s weapons and struck him without taking much in return. That is sign of a real general/warrior! Those wanting Rigo to swing away and not Box are the very same people that wouldn’t place themselves in harms way of a charging squirrel. Nonito is a limited fighter that ran into a versatile opponent he had no answers for.

Posted April 16, 2013 7:32 am 


mcfan

EXACTLY BEISBALL!!!

COULDNT AGREE MORE!!!

SHOW SOME CLASS AND GET OVER IT NONITO FANS!!!

YOUR BOY LOST!! GET OVER IT AND LETS GET READY FOR CANELO VS TROUT!!!!!

TROUT ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted April 16, 2013 7:21 am 


mcfan

EXCUSE ME.

MOUTH AND NOSE!!

Posted April 16, 2013 7:17 am 


mcfan

It is trueley sad to see that so many SO CALLED BOXING FANS do not appreciate the STYLE,GRACE and FINESSE of ONE OF THE VERY BEST BOXERS TO EVER WALK THE PLANET!!

BORING! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!

BORING DID NOT SWELL UP BOTH OF NONITOS EYES!! BORING DID NOT CAUSE BLOOD TO GUSH FROM NONITOS MOTH AND NOSE!!!

Posted April 16, 2013 6:19 am 


lvthefightgame

ward is not even close to rigo’s skill level, or mayweathers p4p is about boxing skill & people may disagree but no way ward comes close to rigo . cheers

Posted April 16, 2013 4:43 am 


Happyboy

Nice havin you back Viv, now let me go watch that fight again.

Posted April 16, 2013 2:36 am 


Ghetto Thug

Hey Chicago Hoe, Ringo just ran and ran and he F´Kd up Donaire´s face so bad, just imagine if he decided to fight and punish ur hero´s ass LMAO

Posted April 16, 2013 1:45 am 


I’m Guessing

“GOOD guess Hissydalgo ” No guessing on my part hissydamus. I posted exactly what you said. You chose Donaire to beat Rigo. He lost. Now, go cry somewhere else.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:19 pm 


The Prince

Tomato Can – Well said.

Posted April 15, 2013 9:45 pm 


Tomato Can

Hey Vivek, welcome back man. Hopefully you’re here to stay, this site is better with you here.

Posted April 15, 2013 9:23 pm 


Tomato Can

Some do like boxing purist, or ring technicians. Those type of fighters, that use thier opponents strengths against them. Many fight fans call their tactics boring or refer to them as runners… However one thing most of them won’t aknowledge is that the ring technicians, have longer careers, usually can tie there own shoes after they retire, and more than that, while their in the fight game they normally win the vast majority of their fights. Obviously, the so called boring, runners have developed a winning formula, that can make the hardest and strongest punchers in the game look like stiff robots without a plan B… The fact is, the most rounded fighters, that put in the hard work to fully develop their craft to thier full potentual, and use thier skill set to forfill thier best advantages, deserve props…. Guillermo Rigodeaux, is one of those very few fighters who honed his skills to a top notch level, well done…

Posted April 15, 2013 9:10 pm 


largo

“Rigo is top 2 P4P’ …so you think this guy is more deserving than Ward & JMM? or you are just suggesting to making #2 together with Ward?

Posted April 15, 2013 8:31 pm 


Kid Blast

Mares!

Posted April 15, 2013 7:31 pm 


Pain

Not that impressed with Rigo. He is yet to face an opponent who can test him. He still isn’t elite. (featherweight Pac and JMM will kick his ass IMHO). Very disappointed with the way Donaire fought. Here are some mistakes low-points on Donaire’s arsenal:

1. He depended on the left hook far too much. He was looking for the KO shot all night long (stupid).
2. He wasn’t able to adjust on the fly (should’ve replicated Guerrero’s tactics against Berto).
3. He cannot follow up his big shots (Rd 4 massive left hook to Rigo’s chin should’ve been followed up by a right straight).
4. Did not use footwork effectively.

But Nonito can bounce back. I really want to see a rematch, but with a shutout like that, it’s unlikely.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:22 pm 


Boxtradamus

Titopa- I didn’t advise Rigo to avoid getting hit. I advised him to Fight VERY Defensively and only throw one ro two shots at a time. MY advise worked to PERFECTION…other than the knockdown. Rigo is Top 2 P4P.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:15 pm 


Boxtradamus

That last post wasn’t ME. Haimat likes to use MY name from time to time because he adores ME.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:50 pm 


PEEJ

The knockdown that Rigo suffered against Donaire was nothing but an off balance Rigo. He missed his punch when they where in close and Donaire landed his which cuased Rigo to be off balance and fall backwards. That punch was nothing in my opinion. Heck Donaire landed his hook like 3 times in the whole fight and never once did Rigo looked bothered by it.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:44 pm 


Kid Blast

Some like the purist type of fighter.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:40 pm 


picolo

I don’t get why so many glorify a boxer who only throws a couple of shot landing only a couple of shot and spending the rest of the round running and refusing to engaged his opponent to a fight. Boxing is supposed to be a combat sport and fans want to see some action, not some boxer who avoids engaging his opponent and spending the rest of the time running. Any ordinary boxer is also a master boxer if he avoid fighting, throws in a couple of shot and avoid engaging his opponent and running away most of the time Anyone can be a masterful boxer like that and people glorify this? In the past when boxing champs fought, the challenger is there to take the belt from the champ away, not like in this fight. It’s so boring.The majority who watches boxing watches it to see some action, not someone who avoid engaging his opponent and throwing only a couple of punches and spend the rest of the round running away.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:11 pm 


largo

“Some say the pro-level is different than the amateur level. In a sense it is. But..” No “buts” allowed, it’s an universal recognized truth that the pro is a total different animal; just because Rigo is equally good as a pro, that doesn’t invalidate the rule.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:57 pm 


largo

“if Rigo fought so defensively, how did Nonito get so f*t up”…easy answer, Rigo is a counter-puncher & nonito did -in 95% of rounds- all the attacking.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:38 pm 


largo

“And only Floyd has shown a better balance of offense and defense…” not so, Ward is equally proven at the elite level, even more so than Rigo; don’t forget that Rigo just broke into the big league & he has to show his class more than just this time.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:35 pm 


Ted Sares

Good God bad explosions at the Bostom Marathon. What is wrong with these maniacs. Plaese pray for the injured.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:28 pm 


Kid Blast

sthomas , like old times

Posted April 15, 2013 4:19 pm 


Kid Blast

Good stuff Vivek

Posted April 15, 2013 4:18 pm 


Public Enemy

If Rigo fought so defensively, how did Nonito get so fk’d up??? Looked Like MargaCheato after Paquiao mopped the floor with him….

Posted April 15, 2013 3:41 pm 


FEARS

People act like Donaire is done over with, but he’ll be fine. He lost a fight to Rigo, and if they fight again he will lose again. Other than that, he is still The Filipino Flash, and he will still beat anyone else and possibly Mares. I always thought that Mares would be a tough fight for Donaire because of the way he makes his fights so rough and dirty which may take Donaire out of his comfort zone. All things considered, Donaire still has the goods to beat Mares, he just has to be prepared to get down rough and dirty. All in all, he didn’t get killed, he just lost a fight. He’ll be fine.

Posted April 15, 2013 3:37 pm 


Titopa

Boxtradamus – “Advising” Rigo to avoid getting HIT by someone like Donaire is being Captain Obvious. EVERYONE who picked Rigo knew that he could NOT get hit by Donaire, we saw what happened when Donaire landed flush, Rigo went down. C’mon, that was common knowledge and hardly a ground breaking prediction.

Posted April 15, 2013 3:19 pm 


sthomas

Good to see you back with 2 articles in the last week. Keep em coming. ESB needs your input.

Posted April 15, 2013 2:39 pm 


PEEJ

Problem to me was that Mathubala or whatever his name is really didn’t show any power so Donaire really just took his punches to land his. When I saw him fight it seemed like he was throwing nothing but arm punches. But in reality Donaire was never challenged so he never improved and that’s what happens with these fighters. I got to say Top Rank is constantly trying to make all there fighters look good and then when they step in with someone with the same amount if skill they end up looking normal and not elite like they had previously

Posted April 15, 2013 2:26 pm 


malachi

Hidalgo`i really don’t care who gets a prediction right it’s no big deal my man it’s all in guessing and predicting why has it become so serious i thought it was all in fun but each his own i guess

Posted April 15, 2013 2:01 pm 


malachi

Chicago guy stop frontin my man rigo came and went to work saturday night please stop hating on him cause your making yourself look bad,real bad he came and dissected my man donaire who most thought wasn’t going to be that big a deal for the flash but it turned out that Rigo is a better fighter period…..yuup!

Posted April 15, 2013 1:57 pm 


Boxtradamus

GOOD guess Hissydalgo but HERE are MY famous last words before the Fight….

“IF Rigo takes MY advice and Fights very Defensively he could out point Donaire. I TOLD Donaire to get rid of Garcia because he doesn’t teach Defense TOO well. Move ON to Virgil Hunter or the Mayweathers and you’ll be Top 3 P4P instead of Top 5.”

WOW!! MY advice is SO GREAT that it can even Trump MY predictions!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!

Hey Adrian!! I TOLD you that Rigo would WIN IF he followed MY advice!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!

Posted April 15, 2013 1:48 pm 


Chicago guy

Rigon the joke style of fighting will give a hard time to promote his next fight. His running style of fighting will not bring him to the status that boxing fans will clamor to see.

Posted April 15, 2013 1:47 pm 


Stark

Folks that enjoy the art of boxing are excited to see rigo box again. U others can watch street fights/bar fights on YouTube.

Posted April 15, 2013 1:23 pm 


Hidalgo

“Top notch posts Hidalgo.” Funny thing Tark, just as the principles were being introduced on Saturday night, I told my wife–after watching a few clips of Rigo’s fights–that the fight might go 12 rounds. LMAO, waddya know! I had no idea Rigondeaux was such a beast!

Posted April 15, 2013 1:22 pm 


Hidalgo

“Always makes me laugh when people get on their high horse and lambast others for getting a pick wrong.. ” Me too, Gonzo, but Braggadamus deserves every molecule of horse dung that’s slung at him. You, me, everyone knows why that is. Otherwise, yer right.

Posted April 15, 2013 1:19 pm 


Chicago guy

Rigon the joke is still a big loser. No one will like to see his next fight. waste of money. This joker has nothing special in him.

Posted April 15, 2013 1:08 pm 


Tark

Top notch posts Hidalgo. It’s great to see someone admit when their predictions didn’t come to fruition. You’ll notice I NEVER give a solid opinion BEFORE a match, but I carefully type a bunch of words to make me look like I am in the know.

Posted April 15, 2013 12:58 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – Gonzo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Tesla, Newton, Aristotle, Shakespeare

Always makes me laugh when people get on their high horse and lambast others for getting a pick wrong.. like they haven’t got any wrong before, and countless times too, or will do so in the future too. lol. It’s nearly as funny as when people say certain fighters are overrated and don’t deserve their P4P ranking because they haven’t fought against a certain style of fighter but oddly enough these same imbeciles don’t have a problem fast tracking certain other fighters up the P4P rankings and proclaiming them the greatest thing since sliced bread even though they’ve never fought or beaten opponents of that style either… *cough Andre Ward.. cough Adrien Broner .. cough*

Posted April 15, 2013 12:57 pm 


BEARS

Viveks back baby!!!! Sredmond talk your smack now son. I seen vivek has been writing stuff at other places. Its been awhile vivek!!! How’s it going man? Where have you been?

Posted April 15, 2013 12:54 pm 


Dan the Man

Boxtradum dum is on the losers list. Boxtra WHERE ARE YOU ? Admit you lost

Posted April 15, 2013 12:38 pm 


Hidalgo

“Problem is Donaire never fought a fighter with the skills Rigo had” Peej, I thought Mathebula was giving Donaire a boxing lesson in their fight until Mathebula’s heart started waning. But hey, I should have watched more Rigondeaux fights before I picked Donaire to win. So should everyone who picked Donaire to win. LMAO! Oh well!

Posted April 15, 2013 12:22 pm 


Hidalgo

Braggadamus’s famous last words: “I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.”

Oh, let me paste that again:

I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.

One more time:

I picked Donaire a YEAR before the Fight was even announced and I STAND by MY pick. Donaire is Top 5 P4P. Rigo is #0. Its a LONG jump from Top Amateur to Top PRO. The History of Boxing agrees with ME on that. And Rigo will soon agree with ME TOO.

Posted April 15, 2013 12:20 pm 


Mike

Donaire was hanging on for dear life in 12th round. Next fight Nonito gets KOd.

Posted April 15, 2013 12:02 pm 


PEEJ

Problem is Donaire never fought a fighter with the skills Rigo had. They either walked straight to him with no defense and he looked great, or they stood in front and covered up in which he looked barely average. When he actually fought someone who had defense and fired back and could take his punch he looked terrible. Never been high on Donaire, he should of never one fighter of the year and now you see why he never wanted to fight Rigo in the first place

Posted April 15, 2013 11:52 am 


Hidalgo

Ridondeaux did run, literally, in three rounds. But he also outboxed, outpunched, and out-classed Donaire. That’s why he won the fight. But the boy did do some serious running, hopping, ducking and dodging.

Posted April 15, 2013 11:49 am 


Hidalgo

“Vivek agrees with ME that Rigo is #2 P4P” LMAO! You picked Donaire to win, you were wrong and now you think that there’s some fool out there who will put any credence in your #2 P4P choice? LMAO! It’s obvious you didn’t know squat about Donaire’s P4P ranking but now you think you do about Rigo’s? LMAO! Geezuz, the fool drives a car once then claims he designed it. LMAO!

Posted April 15, 2013 11:47 am 


Hidalgo

mbuyiseli, most everyone thought Donaire would win. He has been demolishing his opponents since he fought Vic Darchinyan years ago. And, since Rigo had limited professional experience, most people thought that would work against Rigo as well. Those who were wrong, like me, now know better. Much better. It’s no big deal. Not for me at least. Now I have a new fighter to admire and follow. But there should be no surprise that Donaire would have problems with a boxer of Rigo’s skill level. Mathebula was giving Donaire fits for much of their fight until Donaire’s toughness and Mathebula’s inexperience started to tilt the fight in Donaire’s favor. Donaire is still an elite level boxer. But Rigo is better.

Posted April 15, 2013 11:44 am 


Hidalgo

“good job Boxtra you did it again, you d man !!” Malachi, Boxtra picked Donaire to win the fight. You only have to go back to a couple of articles before the fight to see that. I regularly state what I think one fighter has to do against another in order to win a fight, but that doesn’t mean I predicted the outcome of a fight correctly. Braggadamus picked Donaire to win. Donaire lost. Braggy lost. Period. Give accolades where they are due, but they aren’t due to Braggadamus in any way for this fight.

Posted April 15, 2013 11:35 am 


Anonymous

what?? no fred cass list on this one? as a resident poster, i confess i never seen this heckler post before. he’s making a name on truly faithful posters on ESB but his heckling is getting old. who did you pick? show us that you’re not a “loser” & copy your pick. if you can’t, go away, stupid moron.

Posted April 15, 2013 11:10 am 


malachi

for anyone that knows boxing rigo made donaire uncomfortable from his punches you can clearly see that my man the flash didn’t take those punches too well and i believe that’s when the confidence took affect because Rigo knew he had em after certain landed punches anybody that boxed or boxes knows exactly wht im talking about….yezzzir!

Posted April 15, 2013 10:25 am 


malachi

good job Boxtra you did it again, you d man !!

Posted April 15, 2013 10:22 am 


Boxtradamus

“Height, weight, and Reach aren’t the main Factors anyway. IF they WERE then Donaire would have LOST to Mathebula who had a 6 inch Height advantage and 4 inch Reach advantage. The main Factors are SKILLS and Boxing IQ…Both guys are highly SKILLED and both guys have High Boxing IQ’s. Where Donaire is going to run into problems is when it turns into a pure Boxing Match because he’s EASIER to hit. Rigondeaux does have the ability to out point him IF he Fights VERY Defensively. But where Rigo will go wrong is when he starts letting his hands go too MUCH. Donaire is an elite level Boxer but he’s a DEADLY Brawler and counter puncher. IF you try to start letting your hands go TOO much and get into a trading match with him you’ll find yourself riding OFF in an AMBULANCE….IF Rigo takes MY advice he WINS. IF he doesn’t he’ll LOSE”

I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!

Posted April 15, 2013 10:15 am 


malachi

WOW! I’ll admit that Rigo is definitely nothing to play with and i underestimated him big time.He made the flash look extremely uncomfortable the whole fight even in the round that the flash knocked him down i didn’t really see donaire feeling like he was in control.Say what you want but Rigo neutralized donaires skill i don’t want to hear any excuses at all no weight problem no needing surgery nothing i wish donaire would have just said the better man won but every chance he got he threw out a diffrent excuse that was embarrassing. donaire is a great boxer its just that Rigo is better and that’s coming from a 100% Donaire fan…Chicago Guy let it go man your a groupie not a fan…eazy!

Posted April 15, 2013 10:13 am 


Gwite

Great to see you’re back in full force Viv!

Great column, and love your new show too.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:12 am 


srminimo

Boxtra- He agrees with you now, last week he was picking Donaire to win. Pure revisionist skills on the part of Vivek. Come to think of it, look who I’m talking to.

Posted April 15, 2013 10:11 am 


Boxtradamus

Vivek agrees with ME that Rigo is #2 P4P. All of the SISSYFIED crying stuff is irrelevant. WELL done to Rigo!!

Posted April 15, 2013 9:55 am 


jcwangel

good article

Posted April 15, 2013 8:26 am 


Pantsula4life

That’s what happens when you feed a fighter over-the-hill fighters – Donaire fought the near retirement Japanese guy and Arce (who found a way out in his previous fight)- coz he wanted none of Rigo. I thought it was a 50/50 fight but was rooting for Rigo. Brain over brawn; skills over brawls….. go figure. Some numbnuts know no s**t about boxing. They think it’s all about trading shots. Boxing not about testing each other’s chin…..

Posted April 15, 2013 8:25 am 


Junior

Has anyone seen Boxtradamus? I want a word with that tit

Posted April 15, 2013 8:17 am 


Mbuyiseli

To turn around and say Mares gets KO’ed easily by Donaire is pretty much dumb since your ilk thought Rigo was gonna get starched too. Fights are founght inside the ring, not here on blogs/forums.

Posted April 15, 2013 7:33 am 


Haimat

Mbuyiseli, Donaire would beat Mares easily. Walk in the park. Mares is about as skillfull as Rios and Donaire would land that left hook at will. Listen, I’d much rather see the fight we saw Saturday night than Donaire knock Mares out. So why do you criticize Top Rank this time?
Do you think Top Rank is any worse than Golden Boy or any other promotional entity as far as bad match-ups go? I don’t. Look at Floyd fighting guys like Baldomir, Ortiz, and what not and he’s the p4p #1

Posted April 15, 2013 7:22 am 


Mbuyiseli

Haimat Top Rank boxers tend to shoot themselves in the foot. Margarito turned down $4 mil to fight P. Willie then he fights Mosley for $2.5 mil who rapes him after discovering he has plaster in his gloves. Pacquaio should have taken the $40 mil from Mayweather now he will never see half of that money. Donaire should’ve taken the GBP offer Mares is far less skilled than Rigo, plus he is rugged meaning that it would suit Donaire more and I still believe that would be a winnable fight for him.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:34 am 


Mbuyiseli

Donaire didn’t want this fight initially. Now we all know why. That’s what happens when you fed 3 gimmie fights. Then you meet someone who is more skilled/faster/athletic than you. The only disappointment is when Rigo didn’t go for the kill. I thought he had it in him. Well I was not the taking punches from Donaire easy to ridicule someone who risks his life.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:27 am 


Anonymous

Someone must have sent him a e-mail or two…

Posted April 15, 2013 6:21 am 


Haimat

Why is Vivek back on ESB? The dude is full of himself like no other boxing scribe. He resembles the poster Boxtradamus in more ways than one.
In this article he attacks Top Rank, as usual, and ridicules Donaire for actually taking the toughest fight out there and fighting a beast with 400 plus fights and arguably the best footwork in boxing. Vivek argues that Donaire should have taken the fight with a much lesser fighter in Mares simply because of money.
Vivek is part of the problem boxing is having today with bad match-ups over and over again. He is a first class Floyd nut-hugger and writes bad articles. Nuff said

Posted April 15, 2013 6:17 am 


KOrnerman

CG*

Posted April 15, 2013 6:01 am 


KOrnerman

I hope that’s not directed at me buddy,im unbiased if you can read you’l see that but going by how you spell that’s not likely,He fought like a typical Cuban, he don’t care how many punches he lands as long as he dont get hit he will wait for the perfect chance to strike, nothing unusual its how they teach them in Cuba, Doniare should have set about him earlier like he did in the 10th, I think he tried to in the first but got smashed by a good shot and went into a bit of a shell.

Posted April 15, 2013 6:01 am 


Anonymous

You guys might feel that he should stand and trade with Donaire in a corner of the ring…To see who could take most power-punches….But that would be outright suicide against someone as skilled as Donaire(which btw hasn’t lost any respect from me…Rigo is just that good) You fight to your advantages and if the people thought this would be that kinda fight….They had no idea what they where going to see in the first place…Hence shouldn’t really comment that much….Rigo is a master who forces people to fight to his strenghts and people just have to acknowledge that….

Posted April 15, 2013 6:01 am 


Chicago guy

Giving too much credit to this joker is just laughable and doesn’t know what kind of performanced of certain fighter that need to be reccognized, rewarded accordingly based on his effort, performance. or how he achieved it.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:57 am 


KOrnerman

and he hits a lot harde than I thought, and Nonito lol

Posted April 15, 2013 5:54 am 


KOrnerman

I must admit the punch he messed Donaires eye up with was a peach.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:53 am 


KOrnerman

Mbuyiseli how was he no match? do you think Rigo thought that when he was climbing off the seat of his pants after being bludgeoned to the canvas? I don’t think so bud, it was close enough for a rematch it could have gone the other way the commentator had Donaire winning.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:52 am 


Anonymous

He sure ran all over Donaire….Just look at his face after the fight.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:52 am 


Chicago guy

Rigon the joke proves nothing that he was a better fighter than Nonito. This joker only proves that he is elusive to avoid the contact. Hit and don’t get hit doesn’t prove that you are an elite fighter. You are just an elite runner.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:50 am 


Chicago guy

I hate runner who don’t want to fight. Runner inside the ring in my opinion is cheater. He cheat the paying boxing fans of just running inside the the ring. Fans who expecct a good entertaining fight. Winning a belt or belts of just running is cowardice. A fighter with skilled feet to run.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:44 am 


KOrnerman

Great boxer but not exiting to watch, it is after all an entertainment sport and if you don’t know boxing then that was far from entertaining, the Flash made the fight from start to finish, its hard to hit someone so negative and unwilling to exchange.

Posted April 15, 2013 5:37 am 


Anonymous

Honestly Floyd isn’t as pretty as Rigo in the ring…Nobody is….Thing of beauty really…Not one thing is done without purpose….Floyd is a better infigher though and has a better chin ….But for boxing-perfection Rigo is the dude…Doesn’t hurt that his amateur-pedigree makes his punches so easy to score for the judges either…Everything he does in a ring I as a Boxing-fan is in awe of…Simply the prettiest thing in the ring we’ll see for many many years to come.

Posted April 15, 2013 4:20 am 


drx

rigondeaux vs lomachenko would be AWESOME.
Both are 2 time Olympic gold medal winners. Lomachenko in 2 weight classes and val barker trofy. He’s ready

Posted April 15, 2013 3:27 am 



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