Saturday night, Nonito Donaire suffered his first lost in 12 years, via a unanimous decision slick undefeated fighter Guillermo Rigondeaux. It was a fight where Donaire was outclassed, as a boxer, as he was unable to hit Rigondeaux for most of the fight, unable to make the needed adjustments to turn the fight around. Donaire knocked down Rigondeaux with a vicious left but Rigondeaux recovered and boxed beautifully throughout the fight.
During the post-fight, Donaire’s comments were interesting as he mentioned a desire for Donaire vs. Rigondeaux 2, a plan to move up to 126 pounds, the need for shoulder surgery, and, perhaps most interesting of all, the fact that he did not watch any tape of Rigondeaux to prepare for this fight leaving us wondering if he overlook Rigondeaux.
Rigondeaux defeats Doniare viaUnanimous Decision