Team Rigondeaux: No more excuses from Donaire

WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manger Gary Hyde has revealed to WBN that his fighter has now signed up to Nonito Donaire’s stipulated drug testing so their contest can go ahead as planned.

There had been rumours that the fight was in jeopardy as talk of a row of the VADA testing festered, although Hyde stated that Rigondeaux had agreed everything and both should now be able to concentrate on preparing for the April 13 bout.

“Rigo has entered the VADA screening programme so there can be no more excuses,” Hyde told World Boxing News.

“Although I can only comment on Team Rigondeaux, you never know what can happen where Donaire is concered.”

The pair of champions at 122lbs will meet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in what is an eagerly-awaited battle between two of the best fighters around at the lower weights.

Donaire, 30, will be looking to win a seventh world title on the night, whilst former double Olympic champion Rigondeaux is out to become a unified title holder for the first time.