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Hyde confident Donaire will be sent back down the weights by Rigondeaux

Phil Jay 13/02/2013

WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde believes his fighter has destiny awaiting on April 13 when the Cuban challenges WBO title holder Nonito Donaire for the crown of the best fighter in the division.

Undefeated 32 year-old Rigondeaux, who is a double Olympic champion, inked his part of the contract on Monday and Hyde is excited that the long-drawn out process is complete and ‘Rigo’ can now focus on the task at hand this spring.

“I do believe that Donaire will move weight classes after this fight, but not to 126. I am convinced he will go back down to 118 where he belongs,” Hyde told World Boxing News.

“Guillermo is a natural 122lb fighter and he will show Donaire who is the boss at 122 on April 13th. ‘Rigo’ ‘The Boxing Master’ wants to show the world just how good he is by taking him to school.”

A venue for the clash is currently being sought for what will be one of the highlights on 2013 and the first notch on ‘WBN’s seventeen fights for 2013’ which were published in the New Year.

Rigondeaux has bulldozed his way through the division in just eleven fights since turning pro on the back his successes in Athens and Beijing and now has the chance to prove Hyde’s words when promoter Bob Arum makes the official announcement soon.