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Donaire likely to fight Darchinyan in rematch in November


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Bob Arum is looking to match Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) against Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) in a fight that’ll take place in November, according to Dan Rafael. Why Arum is interested in making this match after all these years is anyone’s guess. It’s likely that he sees Darchinyan as one of the few recognizable names that he can put with Donaire. It’s also a fight that is a winnable one for Donaire, and he clearly needs a victory after getting soundly beaten by WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux last April. Donaire said he wants a rematch with Rigondeaux, but it looks like Arum is going in the direction of an easier fight. Donaire already beat Darchinyan by a 5th round TKO in 2007, and there doesn’t seem to be real reason for a rematch to take place at this point. It’s late in the game for the 37-year-old Darchinyan, and he’s lost two out of his last four fights. A better match-up would be to put Donaire in with the guys that recently beat Darchinyan, Abner Mares, Anselmo Moreno or Shinsuke Yamanaka. But none of those fights are likely to happen. Like I said, Darchinyan is a [...] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=Zez0BT_p4cw:SrJsrTMGxPU:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs

 

 

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