MANILA, Philippines – Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux promised to surprise “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. when they meet inside the ring on their April 13 unification title bout.
“I'm going to take [him to] the deep water and then I'll take the boat,” “The Jackal” told ESPN Deportes.
Rigondeaux will be staking his WBA super bantamweight title for Donaire’s WBO crown, when they meet at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist is also unfazed of Donaire’s much-publicized speed and agility, claiming that he can match the Filipino punch by punch.
"He talks about his speed, but still do not know how to make the slow down my speed," said Rigondeaux.
The Cuban reported that everything is going fine in his training camp in Tampa, where he’s working with his coach Pedro Luis Diaz, who has worked with Rigondeaux during the the boxer’s amateur days.
The Cuban boxer is confident that they will come out with the right strategy to beat the four-division champion from the Philippines.
"I feel very good with Pedro Luis (Diaz). He worked with me in the pre-Cuban national team and knows what to do with Donaire," Rigondeaux said.