Guillermo Rigondeaux dismisses media and fans who think his fight with Nontio Donaire was close: “You saw the difference in my boxing and his boxing, but since I’m Cuban they don’t want to recognize the talent. I shut him out. I’m the best at 122 pounds.”
Trainer Pedro Diaz spoke with Bill Emes about Guillermo Rigondeaux’s unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire. “We weren’t surprised that Donaire was baffled,” he said. “The plan wasto frustrate him and break the distance between them.”
Bob Arum, the promoter of Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire, was not happy with the manner the Cuban counter puncher outclassed the Filipino star. “If Rigondeaux stands and fights, the (S.O.B.) has a lot of power and skill, but running as he does makes (him unwatchable).”
Cuban amateur boxing legend Guillermo Rigondeaux left family and risked his life to journey from his native island to the United States, where he pursued his pro career. The undefeated titleholder faces his biggest pro challenge in Nonito Donaire on Saturday in New York City.
HBO commentator and former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr. analyzed the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight for Bill Emes following the recent BWAA awards dinner in New York City. Jones also disscussed Paul Spadafora.
RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr spoke about his epic staredown with Guillermo Rigondeaux after Wednesday’s press conference for their showdown, about being bullied as a child and overcoming his fears.
Watch today’s live weigh-in for the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight from Madison Square Garden right here at RingTV.com, starting at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. (Donaire and Rigondeaux go to the scales at 2:15 p.m. followed by the remainder of the card.)’
This Saturday’s junior featherweight showdown between RING champ Nonito Donaire and WBA beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is the fight that fans want to see the most in April, according to a RingTV.com poll that logged more than 10,000 votes.
Guillermo Rigondeaux is clearly not intimidated by Nonito Donaire or fighting in New York City going into their anticipated HBO-televised showdown from Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.
Nonito Donaire’s trainer Robert Garcia says his fighter is “in great shape and great spirits” going into Saturday’s showdown with Guillermo Rigondeaux. Garcia says “it could be a difficult distance fight but it could be a short night.”
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.”