MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux challenged Filipino champion Nonito Donaire to stop the trash-talking and meet up inside the boxing ring instead.
Donaire, the WBO super bantamweight champion, recently announced that he is aiming to unify all the belts at the 122-pound division, and is willing to fight Rigondeaux, who holds the WBA version of the belt.
“I’m a champion at 122, and I’m the boss at 122,” Rigondeaux shot back at Donaire in an interview with Tha Boxing Voice. [http://thaboxingvoice.com/?p=1630]
“He fought for a vacant title, while I beat a reigning champion,” the Cuban added.
Donaire outpointed Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. to win the vacant belt last February, while Rigondeaux beat Rico Ramos via knockout to win his championship.
Moreover, Rigondeaux informed Donaire that he also wants to become an undisputed champion.
“He’s not the only one that wants all the belts. I do too! I’m coming after all his belts, no matter what weight class he’s in,” Rigondeaux said.
“Enough with the talking Nonito, sign up for your a** whooping, any place, any time,” he added.
Rigondeaux will return to action this September 15 against a yet-to-be-specified opponent. Donaire, meanwhile, will fight IBF super bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula in a title unification bout this July 8.