Lem Satterfield

Bradley, Donaire deals close

Separate deals are close to being completed for WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley and RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire to return to ring on March 16, and, April 13, respectively, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

“Bradley’s about to be done, but it isn’t done yet,” said Arum. “And Donaire’s about to be done, and it isn’t done yet, but it’s coming close to being done.”

For Donaire (31-1, 20 knockouts), Arum confirmed that the likely opponent is WBA counterpart Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs).

But Arum would not reveal the potential opponent for Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs), who is coming off June’s split-decision victory that dethroned Manny Pacquiao.



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