Boxing: Donaire open to fight Rigondeaux again at 118 lbs


Posted at Jun 05 2020 01:09 AM

Former 4-weight division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said he is intrigued by the possibility of facing Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux in a rematch.

If that happens, it will take place at the bantamweight divison, which Donaire considers his true weight class.

“You know me, man, I’m a fighter. I’ll fight anybody,” Donaire said in an article posted on

“But mainly, [bantamweight] is my territory. So, I’m excited with that one as well, the thought of it.”

Donaire first fought Rigondeaux in the 122-pound division 7 years ago. Despite dropping the Cuban in the 10th, Donaire still lost on points.

But Donaire must first take care of Nordine Oubaali of France.

They were tentatively scheduled to meet May 16 for Oubaali’s WBC bantamweight title, but the bout was temporarily shelved because of the pandemic.

"Nothing is really clear at this time. It was for May 16th, and it just went out the window. And, you know, they’re trying to figure out what’s going on with boxing, and how they’re gonna go on in the next phase and doing it," Donaire said.

"So, I’m hoping that it’s still the same thing and I’m still kinda training for that.”

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