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Donaire, Rigondeaux make weight for unification bout in New York

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Official Weights: Nonito Donaire 121.6 lbs vs Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 lbs Photo Credit: Chris Farina / Top Rank

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino bet Nonito  Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondeaux made weight Saturday morning (Manila time) for their WBO and WBA super bantamweight unification bout set on Sunday.

Donaire tipped the scales at 121.6 pounds while Rigondeaux at 121.5, both under the 122-pound limit. The two champions clash before an expected sell-out crowd at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs), voted Fighter of the Year for 2012, tries to add the WBA crown of Cuban Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist.


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  • regd

    Ingat lang Nonito, fight smart. You have excellent footwork much better than boy tulog (pacman) Wag lagi sulong ng sulong. Wag masyado expose sa uppercut sa kaliwa mamya matulad ka ni tulog boy. All the best!

    • patukar

      Reqd@ Di ka pa sikat maging corner boy nanaginip kang mas sikat ka sa handler at team Donaire! Good luck Nonito makes Filipino proud again!

    • sanjuan683

      Di kaya paitimin muna ng negro si Donaire bago patulugin ang bata mo. kumuha ka na ng unan sigurado semplan yan bata mo.

  • bill gates

    Nonito’s going down. Won’t know what hit him.

  • tarikan

    We support you all out, Nonito. I know you are a class act. You don’t go for showbiz, tv game show host, politics, religious mambo-jamboo. Just be true to yourself, iho.

    • George

      hijo, the way to spell it, bro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/billy.reyes.984 Billy Reyes

    good luck Nonito

  • pening_garcia

    Yeah Donaire, beat your enemy as Ms Claudine beat Mon Tulfo to the pulp!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/billy.reyes.984 Billy Reyes

      bakit di mo nalang sabihin good luck, pati ba naman dito makikitsismis ka pa rin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rudy-L-Bellen/1579969473 Rudy L Bellen

    Go Donaire!

  • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

    Go go go Donaire we know you can do it and become a great world champion as our very own hero and world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.



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