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    Final Presser Report For #DonaireRigondeaux


    Nonito Donaire admitted to me that people who are thinking he might be vulnerable at the hands of Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night in New York City have a point. He's at a high point, ready to accept the Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Year award at the BWAA dinner on Thursday night in NYC, and he and the wife are expecting their first child in July. So he's got things on his mind, apart from ring matters, and he's done the ascent of a monumental mountain.
    His foe, though, has enjoyed amateur accolades, but desires to get that same acclaim as a professional. Nevertheless, Donaire (seen in above Chris Farina-Top Rank photo, with Rigo) told TSS at the Wednesday press conference held at Madison Square Garden to hype his Saturday clash, which will run on HBO (11 PM ET start) that he isn't distracted.
    No, he told me, leaving camp to go check on my wife, and hear the baby's heart beat will not keep him from doing what he needs to do against Rigondeaux.
    The Filipino born 122 pound champ said he achieved a "moral victory" during the staredown at MSG. He noted that Rigo broke eye contact, and sent signals that he wanted to interrupt the staring contest. Round one went to Donaire, the favorite implied.
    Donaire has said he owed NYC fight fans a good showing and told me he thinks Rigo will not be in run or clutch or overt avoidance mode. "It could end early, in the first couple rounds," Donaire told me.
    Rigo, not a long winded type, said he expected to become a world champ on Saturday, and his manager, Irishman Gary Hyde, said there would be a "Rigolution" unfolding at Radio City this weekend.
    Promoter Bob Arum showed no effects from jet lag, half a week after his Macau promotion, which ran on HBO2. At the mike, he lauded both fighters for doing PED testing, with VADA, and said he'd push for all headliners in bouts of this magnitude to do VADA testing, to insure a clean sport.
    The promoter always impresses me with his ability to shift with the moods and rhythms of the times. He spoke of a recent meal in Beijing, at which he was shocked to learn that nobody in the room had heard of Frank Sinatra, or Elvis Presley. Then he brought up "50 Cent" and all the young uns knew what he was talking about. And guess who Arum has been doing co-promotions with, of late? The rapper-headphone maker-fight promoter, 50 Cent. He said jet lag is for sissies, during a post-presser chat with a few writers, and that, "if you're jet lagged it's your own effin fault."
    The promoter said he expects the venue to be sold out, and reminded all that HBO, who he complimented for a recent shift toward superlative decision-making ie announcing they'd no longer buy Golden Boy fights, will start their show at 11 PM Eastern.

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    Re: Final Presser Report For #DonaireRigondeaux

    KeyWORD was with VADA! BOTH pugilists are clean and seriously mean. And "The Filipino Flash" is going crush "Rigolution" like a jelly bean.

    The only upset, that there be, will be haters with upset stomachs. Because they cannot handle TFF Time, Pinoy Time, Asian TIme!

    Nothing remains the same. Haters! Get use to who are now running the pound-4-pound whup-an-@$$ game. Holla!

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    Re: Final Presser Report For #DonaireRigondeaux

    Donaire don't get too crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali View Post
    Donaire don't get too crazy
    most fighter say fighting for the gold is the epitome of glory...

    to showcase your talents in the largest sports venue in the world is like an extensive college education.

    I can and will prepare you for anything.

    So we know that Rigo will be Ready to produce his best work.

    Donaire, a very very special fighter himself gets an A+ for taking this assignment and is 2 to 1 on paper to school Rigo on what it means to fight at the top level in the pros.

    The left hook, is lethal... and El Chakal must pit his extensive boxing prowess against one of the most dangerous boxers ever to submit to a VADA test.

    The fighters are Ready... the Fans are Ready...

    The Spring thaw is here,... yes even my coconut grease has finally melted so I'm ready.

    truthfully either one of these champions can win this fight in the blink of an eye.

    I'm going way out on a thin slippery elm branch and say I think we'll see and upset.

    Oh Snap!... please RG,.. don't call me a Hater,... anything but that.... lol

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    Both of these fighters present the biggest challenge of the other's career. To me its a pick 'em fight, i'm a fan of both and just anxious to see how this matchup plays out in the ring!
    Courage is not the absence of fear, it's action in the face of fear.

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    me too,... Donaire is one of my favorites.. and Rigo is hard to know because of the language barrier..but I like the way he creeps and dances around the ring... mesmerizing his opponets, and then dishing out the pain (but in this fight, the pain can and probably will flow both ways)

    Floyd Mayweather Jr says Donaire will win by crushing KO.

    Basically I feel privileged to see of fight of this magnitude... and they are both winners in my eyes for stepping up to the challenge.

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    To each his own. A lot of people believe what they believe because the way that they were reared or something that they went through with a certain ethnicity. This is not the first time you pick against "The Filipino Flash." Check out some of your posts. And it is all right to be a hater. Just man up! Call a spade a spade. If it is a Pinoy, OUT you want him laid. But he will just win and get paid. Hehehe! Holla!
    Last edited by Radam G; 04-11-2013 at 12:26 AM.

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    This isn't one of GP's, but I love the vintage style this guy went with and had to share.
    Last edited by ultimoshogun; 04-11-2013 at 12:48 AM.
    Courage is not the absence of fear, it's action in the face of fear.

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    Re: Final Presser Report For #DonaireRigondeaux

    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    To each his own. A lot of people believe what they believe because the way that they were reared or something that they went through with a certain ethnicity. This is not the first time you pick against "The Filipino Flash." Check out some of your posts. And it is all right to be a hater. Just man up! Call a spade a spade. If it is a Pinoy, OUT you want him laid. But he will just win and get paid. Hehehe! Holla!
    That's not exactly true RG,... Donaire has yet to fight anyone that's had a chance to win against his talent.... from Montiel to the present, except Rigo.

    It's not always about the Pinoy or you,

    those are superficial circumstances that can't be changed.

    the outcome will be decided by who the better boxer is.

    BTW I prefer chess or dominoes to spades and bid wiz.

    Lets hope we can get Mr Lee back to serve crow after the fight.

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    Re: Final Presser Report For #DonaireRigondeaux

    I don't know. Call me crazy but I'm feeling Donaire by one punch KO in round 1. Remember Nunn-Kalambay? '89ish? That's whats up.

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