Donaire and Rigondeaux to clash on April 13

For a few hours it appeared that the proposed April 13 inferior featherweight affinity bout amid Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux would be in accident when Rigondeaux had on Tuesday bootless to assurance the arrangement

Donaire who has subjected himself to VADA accidental drug testing had agreed to action Rigondeaux if he would aswell subject to the testing who had been calling him out and said he was accommodating to do whatever it took to accomplish the action

However accepting learned on Tuesday that Rigondeaux had not active Donaire threatened to not appearance up to the columnist conference but luckily the affair was taken affliction of According to Bob Arum Rigondeaux had not active the arrangement only because he capital the VADA arrangement translated in Spanish

On Thursday afternoon both fighters were in appearance in New York City to clearly announce the action which takes abode at Radio City Music Hall which marks alone the additional time that a pro battle card has taken abode at that area Roy Jones Jr vs David Telesco in 2000 was the aboriginal

“I’d like to acknowledge the promoters and HBO for putting this action together I anticipate this is what the apple wants to see the Top Two boxers in the apple in this weight chic ” said Rigondeaux who won his aboriginal world appellation in January of 2012 if he agape out Rico Ramos “This is what I came to America for I absitively to go with my old Donaire vs Rigondeaux  edro Luis Diaz who helped me win two Olympic gold medals Jorge Rubio is a abundant trainer he did annihilation wrong I just thought for this action I would go aback to do the blazon of training that I’ve never done in this country I feel stronger than anytime I anticipate this will be a abundant battle Nonito is one of the top boxers in the apple and a admirer I’m searching forward to accepting in the ring with him We are both at the aiguille of our careers On April 13th the apple will attestant one of the greatest battle exhibitions they’ve anytime seen ”

In acknowledgment Donaire kept things simple adage ”See you on April 13 Rigondeaux ”

Donaire was 3MoreRound’s 2012 Fighter of the Year and won the account from assorted publications as able-bodied Donaire and Rigondeaux to clash on April 13 4 0 2 KOs adjoin Jorge Arce Toshiaki Nishioka Jeffrey Mathebula and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr

“Coming off a amazing year Donaire capital to accumulate the drive rolling in 2013 ” said Top Rank admiral Todd duBoef “Fighting Rigondeaux at Radio City is the absolute combination We are admiring that two of the a lot of skilled athletes in the action are extensive for their better challenges on April 13 ”

HBO will televise the action at 11 p m ET/PT while tickets will go on auction on Feb 23 at apex for 300 150 75 and 35