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Donaire’s planned bout with Rigondeaux in jeopardy

By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:01am
THE unification title fight between Fighter of the Year and reigning World Boxing Organization/Ring Magazine and World Boxing Council Diamond Belt super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and World Boxing Association titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux is in jeopardy.

Donaire told the Manila Standard they found out that the signature on the contract supposedly signed by the two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist was not even his, further complicating a testy situation.

The Filipino Flash said the Volunteer Anti Doping Association people, who will conduct the random drug tests on both fighters, “can’t get a hold of Rigo because there’s no location where he’s at.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum appeared a little peeved over the back-and-forth exchange between the camps of the two fighters, but told the Manila Standard “it will all get straightened out.”

Arum said he had no idea about what’s going on, pointing out that Rigondeaux signed the application (for drug testing) in front of him.

“But now they say he’s not given them addresses,” said Arum. “These people are crazy.”

Rigondeaux, in his contract, had no telephone number and no location, which makes it impossible for the VADA to conduct the random drug tests agreed upon earlier.

“I find out he’s working with Angel Heredia, who is a known peddler of performance-enhancing drugs. Makes you think. This is fishy,” said Donaire, the four-division world champion, who insisted: “I won’t stand for anybody who mocks boxing or mocks testing.”

He made it clear he had given Rigondeaux’s camp an ultimatum  by 12 noon today.

“If they don’t sign it and give us his whereabouts, we are pulling out. I don’t need them, this is my date,” said Donaire.
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