Nonito Donaire (31-1-0, 20 KOs) is scheduled to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s) in a 12-round WBA Super World and WBO super bantamweight title fight at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Donaire is the reigning WBO super-bantamweight while Rigondeaux, the two-time Olympic champion, is holder of the WBA belt, and is undefeated in 11 fights. Rigondeaux defected to the US in 2007 and settled in Miami, a known haven of Cuban boxers who decide to turn professional. Of his 11 victories, eight of them were knockouts.
Donaire has never been in with a body puncher or a counter puncher like Rigondeaux, and it’s going to be a while new experience for the Filipino when he suddenly starts getting his liver stabbed by Rigondeaux’s knife-like left hands and right hooks when Donaire is attempting to throw a wild power shot.
Rigondeaux is like one of those types of fighters turn your aggression against you by taking advantage of every punch you attempt to throw. For a fighter like Donaire who loads up with everything he throws, he’s going to be in for a rude awakening on April 13th when Rigondeaux hits him in the midsection with shots he doesn’t see coming.
Rigondeaux expressed confidence in his match-up with Donaire, who is coming off a banner year having been named 2012 Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America and some media organizations like ESPN and Yahoo! Sports. Boxing fans if you want to see this fight live and feel the excitement then buy Donaire vs Rigondeaux Tickets.