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Old 02-10-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default Rigondeux vs Donaire = FITY candidate

It has all the ingredients. When I first looked at the fight I thought because of their styles it would be a boring chess match but when I actually look at the films of how each guy boxes there is no way they could do that for 12 rounds.

Donaire is too impatient to do that and honestly it plays right into Rigondeux's strengths. Donaire will not seek to jab his way to victory as it would end up looking a lot like DLH vs Mayweather with a similar result. A split decision victory for Rigondeux who is the best looking technical boxer I've ever watched on film.

I see this fight as a career defining fight for both fighters. I think no matter who wins there will be calls for a rematch unless one of them wins by TKO. Either fighter could win by TKO, KO, or through boxing. There hasn't been a fight this evenly matched in terms of skill in many years.

At the same time this fight favors Donaire. Donaire has the chance not only to win this fight but to win by KO. I think the only way Donaire wins is by knocking Rigondeux down and he's got enough speed and power to do this.

I see it looking similar to Pacquiao Marquez in terms of how the fight goes. Someone is going to get knocked down or perhaps both will be and the fight will be competitive every moment of the fight. The only thing HBO has to do is market this fight properly.

This is a PPV quality fight that we are getting for free. If Donaire loses there will be a rematch. If Donaire wins but doesn't look impressive then it's a boost to Rigondeux as it will look like Rigondeux was robbed.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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Will not live up to the hype.

LOTY
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
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Am I the only one who realizes that Rigo has only 11 pro fights? Career defining? Are you kidding me?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Rigondeux vs Donaire = FITY candidate

nope two counter punchers are boring, hint marquez vs floyd mayweather

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Am I the only one who realizes that Rigo has only 11 pro fights? Career defining? Are you kidding me?
not his fault he only has 11 pro fights, the guy won over 300 amateur fights since he couldn't leave cuba. Rigo won gold in the Olympics, which nonito couldn't even make since he lost to vilora.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:52 AM   #5
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Probably not.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:46 AM   #6
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I think it will more likely be a stinker and only match your thread title as a fight in the year, mate.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:40 AM   #7
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No, it'll be one sided.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:57 AM   #8
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Slow paced chess match of a fight.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:10 AM   #9
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Slow paced chess match of a fight.
That would guarantee a win for Rigo who cannot fight as anything but a counter puncher. I've seen Donaire go into slugging mode. He's a boxer puncher while Rigondeux counter punches.

However I have seen Rigondeux go aggressive in fights when he's not worried about the other fighters power. I think in this fight he will have to be defensive and if he does he will lose on points but it's possible someone of his skill level could change his style. In the Olympics he was not one dimensional and didn't fight in the style he's fighting now, if he goes back to that we might see something different and with Donaire one punch could change everything.


Actually with either of them one punch can change the fight. Rigondeux could hit Donaire to the body and down him at any time. If for sure wont be slow paced though. Donaire wont have a chance of he fights like that and has to up the tempo and try to fight his style not Rigo's. Rigo will try to slow it down and make it ugly and boring but that didn't work too well for the last few fighters who tried that against Donaire and got knocked out.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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Thread starter is correct. Cannot wait.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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Fight of the year? No way. KO of the year? Very possible.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #12
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If you're expecting a gatti vs ward then you're gonna be disappointed .
But if you enjoy skills, ring IQ and quality boxing ,yes, it could be FOTY
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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Every single move they make would be lethal. Both guys have technical striking skills that would put each other out. I see Donaire looking for a swift KO, Rigo will be waiting for an opening to take advantage of. I don't see this happening in 12 rounds. I wouldn't be surprised if this fight wouldn't get past 3-4 rds. Just my 2 cents
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #14
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No way. It'll be very one-sided, however it pans out.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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more like KO of the year, do not be shock if it ended earlier than the montiel fight
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