Donaire counters better than rival


Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. AP File Photo

It will be a fight between counterpunchers when Nonito Donaire Jr. squares off with Guillermo Rigondeaux in their unification clash for the  world super bantamweight title on April 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Taking time from his rigid training in San Carlos, California, the WBO champion Donaire told website that the Cuban Olympic double-gold winner,  the WBA titlist, is an efficient counterpuncher.

“I think that he’s a pure counterpuncher,” Donaire, 31-1-0 with 20 knockouts, told the website. “If he gets aggressive, that’s when it gets dangerous for him. I’m a counterpuncher too. But I think I’m a better counterpuncher than he is.”

Rigondeaux owns an 11-0 record with eight KOS as a pro after a stellar career in the amateur ranks.

Listed at  5-foot-4½, Rigondeaux also boasts a finesse fighting style with stinging shots in his armory.

But Donaire is expected to pull a lot of other things from his bag of tricks on fight night.

“It’s going to be a tactical game plan,” Donaire was quoted as saying. “But I’m going to make the fight as exciting as I can.”

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  • Reynaldo Lopez

    Please get ready for darkness.

    Drained by, Rigo’s punches.

    On April 13, Nonito’s batteries will run
    out of juice.

    It will be called, extinction of the flash.

  • pasaway008ako

    No doubt in my mind, Donaire will win this fight easy. He got the experience advantage.

  • 2loving

    Magiging maganda ang laban pag makikipag bakbakan talaga si Regondeux, pero pag umiral nanaman ang takbo2x mode nya, sigurado ang kakalabasan , BOoOoOoOoO! from the crowd. 

  • Edwin

    This is the fight that I want to see comes April 13. Im a boxing fan and this could be war.Nonito is a tactical and smart fighter. Before he know it Rigondeaux may sleep soundly in the mat. Fighting in the amateur and fighting in professional boxing are two different things. While Rigondeaux may brag of his long experience in the amateur he cannot safely say that he will easily beat Donaire. In amateur boxing it is only three (3) rounds. He may be good in three rounds but he may falter in the succeeding rounds. Well, we dont need to discuss in here how great Donaire is in the field of boxing but just try to remember those who fell victims on his hands, the likes of Darchinyan,montiel,arce to name a few. This is not amateur boxing this is professional boxing in the highest level. Amateur is nothing except that it is just an experience but it has no weight in boxing. One strong punch will totally change the tempo of the fight. Comes April 13 we will see who will sleep soundly in the mat.

  • Karabkatab

    Medyo cocky lang itong si Rigondeaux pero maganda mag laro.  I’m sure mainit ang bakbakan dito comes April 13.  Goodluck nonito.

  • pathfinder093

    ..fight!fight Nonito.!.

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