WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has received his contract for the high-profile unification clash with WBO belt holder Nonito Donaire, his manager Gary Hyde has exclusively told WBN.
The 32 year-old double-Olympic champion is now crossing the t’s and dotting the I’s in preparation for the fight announcement, which is expected to confirm the April 13th contest for New York or Los Angeles.
“The contract for Rigo to face Donaire on April 13th has arrived,” Hyde told World Boxing News.
“I expect to send the signed contract back within the next five days and we are told the fight will be in New York or LA.”
Donaire, 30, has recently been named BWAA Fighter of the Year for his exploits in 2012 and is widely regarded as the number two fighter in the world behind Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A meeting between the Filipino and Rigondeaux is the most sought after in the division after ‘Rigo’ announced himself on the scene with some impressive performances in just eleven pro bouts.
The southpaw has a wealth of amateur experience though and is tipped to be Donaire’s toughest opponent yet as the two gear-up for what looks set to be an explosive battle in the spring.