Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
To me it seems obvious. Rigondeaux's defense is built to last against hawk-like counter-punchers, but shaky against relentless pressure & raw strength. Meanwhile, Mares would get absolutely schooled trying those very same tactics on Donaire.
Given the direction of todays judging Rigo won't win a decision against Donaire if he doesn't initiate some of the action and I don't see him KO'ing Nontito. We saw in his last fight what happens if he tries to open up offensively. That is why I see this going the way of the Donaire/Nish fight. Donaire baits him and closes the trap. If Rigo doesn't take the bait he loses the decision. I don't see Rigo getting a lot of good clean countering opportunities because Nonito will know he has to bring the A game and not screw around just like when he fought Nish.