Donaire questions Rigondeaux after loss to Lomachenko

Donaire questions Rigondeaux after loss to Lomachenko

Postautor: pinkpink » 13 gru 2017, o 07:51

Former world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire could not help but be disappointed after seeing Cuban standout Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool midway through a championship fight on Saturday in New York (Sunday in Manila).
Rigondeaux moved up two weight classes to challenge Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBO junior lightweight championship. However, the Cuban found himself outclassed by the Ukrainian star, and Rigondeaux proceeded to quit on his stool after the sixth round.
His decision to give up did not sit well with Donaire, who said on social media that he did not understand why Rigondeaux opted to quit.
"Incredible performance from Loma," Donaire said of the Ukrainian, who has now improved to 10-1 in his professional career. "Rigo Authentic Matt Wieters Jersey has never been in this position where he has been dominated every way."
Donaire would know: he tried and failed to beat Rigondeaux back in April 2013, only to be outboxed and outpointed by the Cuban star.Against Lomachenko, however, Rigondeaux's vaunted boxing skills were negated. "Loma" peppered Rigondeaux with jabs and he was well ahead in the scorecards Womens Stephen Strasburg Jersey when the Cuban proceeded to quit. Rigondeaux later claimed that he injured his hand in the second round, severely hampering his chances.
Even so, Donaire struggled to figure out Rigondeaux's mindset."I still can't understand how a fighter quits," Donaire said. "I fought with bloody hands, I fought with numerous fractures, and sometimes, my brain tells me to stop and tells me that I have done enough."
"But never in my life have I ever quit," he added. "You could knock me down, and I'll at least attempt to get up.""But I won't quit, ever. It is what it is."Donaire made it clear that it was not as if he wanted Rigondeaux to lose. Indeed, he wanted the Cuban to win, as much as he wished for Jamaican star Nicholas Walters to beat Lomachenko Womens T.J. Warren Jersey as well when they fought back in November 2016.
However, Walters also lost to Lomachenko, and in similar fashion: he quit on his stool at the end of the seventh round. "I wanted Walters and Rigo to win, because in doing so, it gives me the credibility of being beaten by the top pound for pound Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (boxers)," said Donaire, who lost to Walters in October 2014 via knockout.
"Staying on the stool with half the fight left, on the other hand, negates the macho image purported by going two weight divisions up," he said.Donaire is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ruben Garcia Hernandez back in September.,103853,101455
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