Nonito Donaire Boxing News

Donaire to start training for Simpiwe Vetyeka fight next week

By Chris Williams: Former three division world champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) will start training for his May 31st title challenge against IBO/WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Donaire will be looking to capture his 4th division world title, and […]

Donaire to face Vetyeka on May 10th in Macao, China

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) will be getting a title shot against IBO/WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) on May 10th at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Donaire, 31, hasn’t done much to deserve the title shot considering he has never fought an actual […]

Donaire to fight Vetyeka in April or May for WBA featherweight title

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) will be back in the ring in April or May and will be challenging newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) in attempt to capture a 4th division World title. Donaire has already won World titles at flyweight, bantamweight and super bantamweight. Donaire finally […]

WBA orders Walters-Vetyeka fight; Donaire not happy about it

By Chris Williams: The World Boxing Association has ordered WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (23-0, 19 KO’s) to face WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) next, and Nonito Donaire reportedly isn’t happy about it. Although he’s injured with a fractured orbital bone and unable to fight until May of next year, […]

Donaire must agree to rehydration limit for Rigondeaux rematch

By Chris Williams: If Nonito Donaire wants a chance to avenge his loss to WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2014, then he’s going to need to agree to a rehydration limit of 135 lbs. Rigondeaux is willing to come up and fight Donaire in his own weight class at featherweight, but he doesn’t […]

Rigondeaux: Poor Nonito, he’s still traumatized about the beating I gave him

By Chris Williams: WBO/WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KO’s) enjoyed poking fun at the expense of Nonito Donaire last night following Rigondeaux’s easy 12 round unanimous decision win over 33-year-old Joseph Agbeko (29-5, 22 KO’s) at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. In being interview by HBO’s Max Kellerman […]

Rigondeaux willing to fight Donaire at a catch-weight

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) says he’ll fight featherweight Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) in a rematch at a catch-weight of 123 lbs. if Donaire doesn’t rehydrate 10 pounds above that weight and come into the fight as a lightweight at 133 lbs. to fight him. Rigondeaux wants […]

The week in Boxing

By Rachel Aylett: Last Saturday’s Top Rank show at the American Bank Center in Texas was excellent. It featured three championship fights and a long-gestating 10-round rematch. Three of the victors on the night either were, are, or will be elite fighters. The star of the show and one of the stars of the sport […]

Rigondeaux challenges Donaire to rematch

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO’s) isn’t going to let Nonito Donaire (31-2, 21 KO’s) off the hook after hearing Donaire say on HBO last Saturday night that he wants to face Rigondeaux next. It made for a good sound bite at the time, but then Donaire’s promoter Bob […]

Donaire with fractured orbital bone, won’t fight until April or May

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire’s 9th round knockout win over Vic Darchinyan has come at a huge price for Donaire, as he suffered a hairline fracture in his right orbital bone in the fight, according to Dan Rafael. The fracture was confirmed with an MRI. Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) saw two doctors about the problem […]

Donaire out of action until May with injured orbital bone

By Chris Williams: Former three division world champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) won’t be back in the ring until May due to injured orbital be he suffered in his 9th round KO win over Vic Darchinyan last Saturday night, according to Steve Kim. There’s still no official word as to whether it’s a fracture […]

Nonito leaves more doubts than answers with win over Darchinyan

By Gerardo Granados: Last Saturday night at Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A.; Former champion Nonito Donaire failed to impress against the Armenian Raging Bull Vic Darchinyan, who once again fell short of victory when got over confident and undermined Nonito´s big left. Entering the ninth round I had it scored 78 – 74 for Vic, Darchinyan […]

Arum wants Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters next

By Chris Williams: While Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) may have been talking last Saturday night after his win over Vic Darchinyan about wanting to avenge his loss to Cuban WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux next, Donaire’s promoter Bob Arum is reportedly targeting WBA featherweight title holder Nicholas Walkers (23-0, 19 KO’s) for Donaire’s […]

Rigondeaux is Ready For Donaire!

By Alon Calinao Dy: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8KOs) was not impressed by the performance of the Filipino boxer icon Nonito Donaire, Jr. the other night. Rigondeaux is very confident he could pull it off once again, when a rematch with Donaire Jr. would happen early next year. At this moment, he […]

Donaire should NOT fight in featherweight division

By Chris Williams: If Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) wants to save himself a lot of pain and suffering he’ll forget all about fighting in the featherweight division and opt to stay at super bantamweight where he at least has a chance to still be a world champion as long as he steers away from […]

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