Donaire-Mares bout off for good?


Nonito Donaire Jr. and Abner Mares

All the buzz over a possible showdown between super bantamweight kings Nonito Donaire Jr. and Abner Mares fizzled out just as quickly as it raged on the Internet over the weekend.

The 30-year-old Filipino WBO champ backed out of the negotiations, accusing the Golden Boy Promotions that handles Mares of insincerity in offering Top Rank $3 million for the right to promote the fight either in late May or June 30.

Addressing his more than 80,000 followers on Twitter, Donaire said neither Top Rank nor his manager Cameron Dunkin has yet to receive a formal offer from GBP.

The fight date, he also said, runs smack with the scheduled delivery of his pregnant wife Rachel.

“As I have said two weeks before, I’m not going to take fights in May, June or July,” said Donaire, adding he will devote time to their first born.

He also chided GBP for proposing a fight date halfway through the year when “it’s only January.”

Donaire, in firing tweets to GBP and Mares’ camp, also posted ultrasound vidcaps of their baby whom they plan to name Jarel, which stands for “Jun And Rachel Everlasting Love.”

That leaves Donaire with two other possible foes for his April playdate, either against Cuban WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux or the Filipino’s previous victim Vic Darchinyan.

Rigondeaux claims he has been in training for months and is ready to fight the Filipino Flash anytime, anywhere.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum remained mum on the issue although he previously asked GBP to offer him an amount to get the WBC champ Mares to fight Donaire.

GBP CEO Richard Schaefer, however, claimed Arum only offered $1 million.

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  • kutilku

    alam din naman ni donaire na di nya kaya c mares kung matutuloy man,kaya ok lang kay donaire kung di matutuloy diba?Mares agressive and dirty fighter and undefeated,and he throw a lot of punches..

  • anthony

    publicity lang ang ginawa ng GBP,kong serious sila sa kanilang Offer,dapat direcho sila mag message sa Top Rank or sa manager ni Donaire,pero sa halip,sa Media sila nag inform,ang media ba ang mag arrange ng fight??

  • billy gunner

     “Jun And Rachel Everlasting Love.”

    now that’s anticlimactic! lol

  • ethan ralph siapuetco

    I watch mares bout ,  parang arce din ang laro, kaya malamang hahalik din ito sa lona pag nagkaharap sila ni flash

    • sondo1968

       MISMO !!! 

      nauuna ang ulo pag sumugod

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  • Danyel

    They refuse to fight Nonito because they don”t want to end Mares career this early…..tsk tsk tsk…

  • calipso_2100

    “Jun And Rachel Everlasting Love.”Ahahah da best!

  • Juan Delacruz

    GBP is in the verge of bankruptcy. All they have are egoes that they bankrolled then when they get a fight they spent the money fast. GBP is a waste of time to any boxer.

  • Twister12

    Why backed out when it’s not even final? Negotiation not even started yet. Maybe just maybe Donaire is a little scared.

  • rightist

    Huwag na niyang labanan si Darchinyan. Tinalo na niya dati at di naman nananalo si Darci sa mga huling laban niya. 

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