Filipino-American superstar Nonito Donaire will glove up at Radio City Music Hall in his next bout, April 13 against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, said a source with promoter Top Rank.
Texas and California were in contention, the source said, but the fight lands in New York. (Donaire will now have an easier time picking up his Boxing Writers Association of America award as 2012 Fighter of the Year at the BWAA awards dinner on April 11).
Donaire, 31-1, is among the top boxers in the world, pound for pound, and hasn't lost since 2001, in his second pro bout. He holds the WBO super bantam crown. Rigondeaux holds the WBA super bantam title, and owns an 11-0 record, but he has hundreds of amateur bouts under his belt.