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.
Juan Carlos Burgos on his fight with Rocky Martinez: “Our fight is a classic Mexican-Puerto Rican rivalry, and our styles are perfect for one another. Not only will we steal the show, but I’ll take the belt.”
Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly “done” for the PPV show.