Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherwieght championship bout: “I see Nonito winning by knockout. I estimate a seven-round knockout by Nonito if Rigondeaux doesn’t just run and box all night.”
RING 122-pound champion Nonito Donaire will meet undefeated WBA counterpart Guillermo Rigondeaux in a highly-anticipated clash on April 13 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Nonito Donaire on vulnerability: “You can be the best guy in a sport or the best athlete or whoever it is. We’re still human, and that’s what it all comes down to is that we’re human.”
RING and WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire weighed in at 121.5 compared to the division limit of 122 for challenger Jorge Arce on Friday.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire vows that “no way” will Saturday night’s defense against Jorge Arce go the full 12 rounds.