MANILA, Philippines – Guillermo Rigondeaux has already signed the contract for his unification title bout against Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. amid legal dispute between his co-promoters.
Caribe Promotions CEO Boris Arencibia told Boxing Scene that they have agreed to set aside their legal dispute with Top Rank Inc. so that they could iron out the Donaire-Rigondeaux bout.
“For the time being we have come to a partial agreement on this fight, after several hours in the office of our lawyer. We could reach [a full] agreement - but it won't be until Saturday when we are able to confirm that the fight is a fact,” said Arencibia.
He added that Caribe promotions wouldn’t want to distract Rigondeaux with the hassles of the negotiations.
They prefer the Cuban boxer to concentrate on his preparations for the biggest fight of his career.
“Rigondeaux has to be fully prepared and focused for this fight. The distractions that were generated by the negotiations to make the fight, they were overcome to a great extent, and we are sure that without this extra pressure and the stress that the [legal dispute] produced - Rigondeaux will return to training with more motivation because these are the kind of fights which made him decide to enter prizefighting."
Rigondeaux, the WBA super bantamweight champion, will stake his title for Donaire’s WBO crown.
The bout is scheduled to take place on April 13.