Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
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.”
Nonito Donaire will face Jorge Arce on Dec. 15, with Guillermo Rigondeaux slated for the undercard at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios is an ambassador for the non-profit organization, Padres Contra El Cancer, or, Parents Against Cancer.