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Donaire to fight Walters on GGG – Rubio card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.con, Nonito Donaire will fight undefeated Nicholas Walters on October as part of the Gennady Golovkin – Marco Antonio Rubio card in Carson, California. “Even before this fight was made the response we’ve gotten to Gennady’s fight with Rubio has been incredible. There has been a great response. This just makes the show even bigger ... Read More »

Terence Crawford: Ratified with a smile

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By Bart Barry- After nine years of sitting ringside at Top Rank shows – my first media credential came from Lee Samuels, in April 2005 – one flatters himself to think he can discern the difference between a well-built fight and a well-built fighter, noting hallmarks of the promoter’s extraordinary eye for talent and talent for matchmaking in the differences ... Read More »

Donaire wins Featherweight crown by technical decision

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Nonito Donaire won the WBA Featherweight title with a unanimous technical decision over Simpiwe Vetyeka at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau, China. Donaire was cut over the left eye in round one and he did not stop bleeding throughout the fight. It was a close fight with Donaire landing the more effective blows. Vetyeka was effective in ... Read More »

Weights from Macau

Simpiwie Vetyetka 125.5 – Nonito Donaire Nicholas Walters 125.5 – Vic Darchinyan 125.5 Egveny Gradovich 125.5 – Alexander Miskirtchian 125.5 Read More »

DONAIRE READY TO REIGN SUPREME AT FEATHERWEIGHT AS HE TAKES ON WORLD CHAMPION VETYEKA LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION THIS SATURDAY

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LONDON (May 29) – Filipino hotshot Nonito Donaire is ready to begin a new era of dominance when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka in his bid to become a five-weight world champion. The 31-year-old is looking to get his career back on track following a disappointing 2013 which saw him lose to skilled Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux before scraping past Vic Darchinyan ... Read More »

NONITO DONAIRE IS BACK TO BUSINESS! The “Filipino Flash” Climbs His Biggest Mountain Yet When He Challenges WBA Featherweight Champion Simpiwe Vetyeka

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MACAU, CHINA (May 28, 2014) – It’s back to the future for four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE as he finishes off a training camp that hasn’t been this rigorous and back to basics since his stellar year in 2012. Donaire is moving up yet another weight division, this time to ... Read More »

HBO BOXING® RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE ENTHRALLING REMATCH HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II, PRESENTED SATURDAY, MAY 31, ALONG WITH THE TITLE FIGHT SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE FROM MACAU

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American boxing fans can catch a highly anticipated UK rematch and a title fight from Macau when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II AND SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE is seen SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will be calling both events, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the ... Read More »

Donaire vs. Vetyeka Title Fight on HBO, May 31, at Venetian Macao

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MACAO (April 22, 2014) – A press conference in Manila on Tuesday announced the details of Featherweight Fury – a championship event with three featherweight world title main event fights to be hosted by The Venetian® Macao on Saturday, May 31 at the Cotai Arena. The world-class event is headlined by three spectacular featherweight title matchups: four-division world champion and ... Read More »

Donaire to headline card with 3 featherweight title bouts in Macau in May 31

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Nonito Donaire will attempt to win a Featherweight title when he takes on Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31 in Macau on a card that will feature two other Featherweight title bouts according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’re going to increase the number of cards we are going to do in Asia and we can’t have Zou Shiming on every ... Read More »

Garcia gets off deck to stop Martinez in eight and claim 130 lb title

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Mikey Garcia had to climb off the canvas and come back to score an 8th round stoppage over Roman Martinez and win the WBO Jr. Lightweight championship at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Garcia boxed very well for most of the fight the exception of a brief moment in round 2 when he was caught with a ... Read More »

Weights from Corpus Christi, TX

Mikey Garcia 128 3/4 vs. Rocky Martinez 129 3/4 (WBO jr lightweight title) Nonito Donaire 125 1/4 vs. Vic Darchinyan 125 3/4 Vanes Martirosyan 153 3/4 vs. Demetrius Andrade 153 3/4 (Vacant WBO jr middleweight title) Nicholas Walters 125 vs. Alberto Garza 125 1/2 (WBA featherweight title) Oscar Valdez 127 3/4 vs. Jesus Lule 127 3/4 Alex Saucedo 145 1/4 ... Read More »

Loaded Agenda: Everybody has one on Top Rank card full of high stakes

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Affirmation and reclamation are on a loaded card Saturday night that is intriguing on several levels. There’s much to prove for Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire, Vic Darchinyan and even trainer Robert Garcia in Corpus Christi, Tex. For Mikey Garcia, there’s the chance to affirm his ascendancy at a new weight against a tough Puerto Rican, junior-lightweight champion Ramon Martinez. For ... Read More »

TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS FEATURING ROCKY MARTINEZ vs. MIKEY GARCIA VANES MARTIROSYAN vs. DEMETRIUS ANDRADE AND THE LONG-AWAITED REMATCH BETWEEN NONITO DONAIRE and VIC DARCHINYAN HIGHLIGHT TEXAS-SIZED SHOW!

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (September 18, 2013) — The Lone Star State will play host to an exciting tripleheader featuring two world championship fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that’s been building for over six years. Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion MIKEY ... Read More »

Donaire – Darchinyan rematch on November 9th

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Vic Darchinyan will look to extract revenge for his knockout defeat to Nonito Donaire in 2007 when the meet in a rematch as part of an HBO televised tripleheader on November 9th according to Dan Rafael of espn. The bout could possibly take place in Corpus Christie, Texas that will also feature two title bout. WBO Super Featherweight champion Rocky ... Read More »

HOT PROSPECT BRUNO ESCALANTE LOOKING TO CONQUER SUPER FLYWEIGHT DIVISION

SAN CARLOS, CA (July 16, 2013) – Hot prospect, Bruno Escalante (8-1-1, 4 KOs) is looking to make a name for himself in the Super flyweight division. Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Escalante now resides in Northern California where he trains with Nonito Donaire, Brian Schwartz and Mike Bazzel. Having won his last fight by knockout by way of a ... Read More »

TOP RANK ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF UNDEFEATED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER “IRISH” SEANIE MONAGHAN

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 4, 2013) — Top Rank announced today the signing of undefeated light heavyweight contender “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN. One of the top boxing gate attractions in his native New York, Monaghan (18-0, 11 KOs), of Long Beach, NY, captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas light heavyweight title on June 14, 2012, via an eighth-round TKO ... Read More »

Donaire has successful shoulder surgery

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Former four division champion Nonito Donaire had successful surgery on his right shoulder that followed his unanimous decision defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13th according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “It’s just tender, totally tender,” Donaire told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “I’m trying to stretch it and I’m in physical therapy, trying to get it stretched out and get the ... Read More »

Canelo (-Trout), and (Natalie) Merchant, and grace

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The hardest part about this thing we do is not, as novelist Philip Roth once put it, that everything must be written about, but that everything can be. Such a thought visited, Saturday, while sitting near a stage on which Natalie Merchant performed. I forwent a trip to New York City and a boxing-writers dinner and ... Read More »

Rigondeaux defeats Donaire at Radio City Music Hall

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NEW YORK–Guillermo Rigondeaux boxed his way to a twelve round unanimous decision over 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire to win the WBO and retain the WBA Super Bantamweight championship at Radio City Music Hall. In round one it looked like the fight could turn into a barn burner as the two tried to exchange with hard shots. It ... Read More »

NONITO DONAIRE vs. GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX WORLD JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIALLY SELLS OUT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL!

NEW YORK (April 12, 2013) – The last remaining ticket to Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated world title unification battle between 2012 Fighter of the Year and World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight champion NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX, which will take place on ... Read More »

DONAIRE – RIGONDEAUX PREDICTIONS FROM THE FURY CUNNINGHAM CARD

Tyson Fury -”I pick Donaire. He’s just too classy and has the pro experience to back him up. Rigondeaux may be dangerous the first few rounds, but the longer the fight goes, the more that pro experience will show. This is not really a fight that I would bet on, it could be close.” Steve “USS” Cunningham – “I think ... Read More »

Weights from New York

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Nonito Donaire 121.6 – Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.6 Felix Verdajo 131.5 – Steve Gutierrez 131 Jesse Hart 169 – Marlon Farr 171 Read More »

NONITO DONAIRE & GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX Top Rank & Caribe Promotions Conference Call Transcript Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Manhattan

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FRED STERNBURG: This is Top Rank’s fourth great boxing event in the span of five weeks. This Saturday it’s 2012 Fighter of the Year and WBO junior featherweight champn Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire taking on undefeated WBA Super Bantamweight Champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo “El Chacol” Rigondeaux in one of the most anticipated fights in many ... Read More »

Former Junior Featherweight Titlist Rico Ramos to Meet Oscar Gonzalez on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The April 12 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature former Junior Featherweight titlist Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (21-2, 11 KOs) and Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (17-2, 3 NSF, 13 KOs) in the 10-round Featherweight main event. Friday’s show from the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash., will air live at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ... Read More »

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Toka Kahn-Clary Returns on Apr. 13th Donaire-Rigondeaux card

PROVIDENCE.(April 4, 2013) – Undefeated super featherweight prospect Toka “T Nice” Kahn-Clary (4-0, 3 KOs) returns to action April 13, fighting on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux undercard, at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Liberia-native Kahn-Clary, a 20-year-old who moved to Providence 14 years ago, is coming off (Feb. 23) another impressive win by second-round technical ... Read More »

Mares and Donaire are the biggest losers in HBO’s no to Golden Boy

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It’s hard to imagine how many more times the deck chairs on the Titanic can be re-arranged, but boxing did it ad nauseam this week when Home Box Office slammed the door on doing any more business with Golden Boy Promotions. If it has really changed anything, please wake me up. It’s not as if Golden Boy and Top Rank ... Read More »