Team Donaire Considering Fighting Vic Darchinyan, Again

Nonito Donaire


The rumor mill has it that Nontio Donaire and Vic Darchinyan will meet once again sometime towards the end of 2013. Ever since his fifth round knockout loss to Donaire in July of 2007, Darchinyan has been seeking revenge. Of course for Donaire, after the spectacular performance on that night in 2007, the road ahead was paved with international exposure and money galore. Vic Darchinyan was of no more interest, as Donaire aimed to keep plowing through the rest competition, trying to line up bigger championship fights.

It was a good run, but it all came to an end when Guillermo Rigoneaux outboxed and outclassed Donaire in April of this year. Whether it was an underestimation on Donaire’s side, or overwhelming ability of Rigo, the Filipino Flash looked faded, and his punches no longer fast as lightning.

At this point in time, Donaire needs a crowd pleasing victory over an opponent with a name and a story. Darchinyan had voiced his willingness and preference to face Doanire on too many occasions, and at times has been verbally aggressive in calling him out. Donaire didn’t listen nor care for that fight, but now, it seems that it is one of his best options available.

In a recent interview, Donaire stated that while there are few fighters on their list, they are currently talking about Darchnyan. I assume that we should hear of more updates in the coming week, and I hope that if a rematch against Rigo is not an option (and I hope that it isn’t), that team Donaire and team Darchinyan come to an agreement and sign the contract. It would be a tremendous fight, with fireworks before and during the fight.


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