A deal has been made for an April 27th fight in Las Vegas between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux, according to a report published on both BoxingScene and PhilBoxing. The WBO and WBA titles at 122 pounds will be on the line.
Donaire vs. Rigondeaux is a great fight, and one that fans have been wanting to see for some time. Of course, it's not as spectacular as the showdown between Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares, derailed by the ongoing idiocy between Top Rank and Golden Boy.
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
Still, we rate Donaire and Rigondeaux at #1 and #3 respectively at 122 pounds. We also have Donaire ranked as the #4 pound for pound fighter in the world, and Rigondeaux at #16. (Mares is ranked as the #2 Super Bantamweight, and the #6 pound for pound fighter).
Think back to this summer, before Mares defeated Anselmo Moreno, and most people actually had a fight against Rigondeaux listed as a higher priority for Donaire. As such, it's certainly a high quality match...