Donaire: All my future opponents must agree to drug testing before I’ll fight them
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) has decided that all of his future opponent must agree to be drug tested before he’ll fight them. If they don’t agree, then they won’t be allowed to fight him.
Donaire previously had made the extra drug testing optional, but he’s suddenly changed his mind about this stance and now everyone that faces Donaire will have to agree.
Donaire said to Doghouseboxing.com “I have decided from this point on, I will mandate my opponents to enroll in drug testing before I agree to any fights.”
Something Donaire may be forgetting about this stance is he’s going to limit opportunities once he’s no longer a world champion. Can you imagine Donaire playing hardball like this when he’s no longer a world champion and he’s trying to dictate to a world champion that he has to agree to the extra drug testing that he wants. It won’t work.
Donaire can only use his power while he’s a title holder and fighting guys that want big payday. Donaire may have to scrap this whole extra drug testing thing once he gets knocked out and loses his title. It could happen in his next fight on April 13th against WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
If Donaire loses that fight, he can insist until he’s blue in the face that Rigondeaux agree to his extra drug testing for a rematch to occur, but Rigondeaux will be the one with the titles, and he’ll likely laugh at Donaire and move on. That’s the problem with Donaire setting up hurdles for his opponents to jump through. It only works while he’s on top because once he’s been knocked out, he’s likely not going to be able to get his way when trying to get a title shot against Rigondeaux or one of the other champions.
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