Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux

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Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux
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3
Average: 3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Location: 
New York, NY
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Referee: 
Benjy Esteves Jr.

Official Judging
Julie Lederman 111 - 116
Tom Schreck 112 - 115
John Stewart 113 - 114

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Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Nonito Donaire
                                                                    
9.04
9.18
9.18
9.18
9.04
9.04
9.54
9.09
9.09
10
9.13
9
Guillermo Rigondeaux
                                                                    
9.95
9.86
9.81
9.81
9.95
9.95
9.45
9.95
9.90
8
9.86
10


Fan Cards: Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
117


scorecard by PILLOWFISTS98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
112
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
8
10
10
115


scorecard by ITESTR
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
112
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
9
10
115


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
112
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
8
10
10
115


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
111
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
116


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
110
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
117


scorecard by RUET
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
110
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
117


scorecard by LEFT EYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
111
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
117


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
112
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
8
10
10
115


scorecard by ANTLARGAR
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
111
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
9
10
116


scorecard by CBMTMM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
112
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
116


scorecard by JMARTZ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8
10
10
118


scorecard by 667SAUL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
111
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
116


scorecard by EREVOLVER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
110
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
10
117


scorecard by PACQUIAOSBEARDMUSCLE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
NONITO DONAIRE
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
116
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
8
9
10
111


Comments

Champion97's picture

What a masterful performance from Guillermo Rigondeaux! Guillermo Rigondeaux may not have the most exciting style of fighter, but he is an absolutely all round boxer, he is extremely skilful, he is extremely intelligent, he is very mature in the ring, he is a bit of a stereotypical Cuban in my opinion, and they are many things an ordinary fan could have a good old moan about, but Rigondeaux is an absolute class act, and he should be respected for his style. I thought the tactics from Rigondeaux were pretty much perfect throughout the fight, the fight was resembled a long, amateur boxing fight, but what really impressed me, was the way Rigondeaux was able to control the fight to the extent that it looked like just that, his lateral movement was never something Donaire could negate, it was key for Rigondeaux, I loved the way Rigondeaux used his lateral movement very often, but not quite so often that he kept himself out of range for so long that he was unable to have any success, I liked the economy in his work. I think athleticism is to thank for the quality in the success for Rigondeaux, I think he is the kind of fighter who likes to go through the real pain in the gym, and make the fight about intelligence, the evidence of this is his conditioning, and the approach he took to this fight. Rigondeaux was very intelligent to focus on quality rather than quantity, he would keep switched on in his mission to have success, he was so intelligent not to commit to anything until he found an opening, Donaire was never clumsy, he didn't let desperation get the better of him, but Rigondeaux is such a technical mastermind, and his skills are so fantastic, that he would only need the tiniest opening, and he would land something sharp, telling, extremely accurate, and perfectly timed, single pucnhes were the best way for him to be successful in the early rounds, (being such a strong single punch point scorer is a sign of amateur experience), once he had put a few points in the bank, he knew all he had to do was use his lateral movement which prevented Donaire from pinning him down, and evade all the punches from Donaire when on occasion, Donaire did manage to get himself into range. I do think there were times in this fight when the openings were there for Rigondeaux, and he let the openings slip away, but that wasn't really an issue, because he was still picking up enough points to be winning the fight. I think Rigondeaux did show some vulnerabilities in this fight, Donaire is a very powerful puncher, and Rigondeaux was aware of this from the start, he was always making defence his priority which is so sensible, I think he was surprised and impressed by the physical ability to fight from Donaire, Nonito went put for round 10 with the perfect attitude, he knew he had to take some risks, he was willing to take punches to land punches, he was never hurt by Rigondeaux, and he knew he could absorb the power of his opponent, so the only ramification of these risks backfiring was falling even further behind in the scorecards than he really was, so he took the gamble, and managed to connect, I think with each of those power shots he was able to land, he was able to get closer, I think each shot bothered Rigondeaux a little bit more, he was hurt just before he was caught clean with that shot that knocked him down, he was in quite a lot of trouble, so it was very intelligent of him to surrender the round, for him to stay 100% defensive for the rest of the round, if he had taken the gamble of trying to rescue a point and lose the round 10-9 rather than 10-8, then this probably wouldn't have been wise given the fact that an unlikely best case scenario for him would have been losing the round by half the amount he would have lost had he not taken over the round, but not only denying himself recovery time, but also putting himself at risk of being caught and hurt again by Donaire would have been unwise, so he was intelligent to use the round as recovery time, his recuperation skills were brilliant, and him winning the championship rounds in such brilliant fashion really showed this.

In terms of scoring, this was a one sided fight in my opinion, it wasn't what I would call a boxing lesson over all, but I wouldn't argue with somebody who disagreed, there isn't a case that it was so one sided that you could say Donaire wasn't in the fight. I think rounds 3, 7, and 9 were disputable, (round 2 could have been an even round) this could be the subjective difference between this fight being one sided, and possibly even fairly close, obviously, if you give all of them to Rigondeaux, you have a very one sided 11-1, which creates 118-109, and if you give them all Donaire, then you have a still comfortable and conclusive 7-4-1 which creates 115-113, these two scores are within the bounds of legitimacy for scoring this fight, but I think the fairest scores are 117-110, 117-111, and 116-111. I think John Stewart judged this fight very poorly, there is no way you can justify having Rigondeaux only one point, I think the reason we see illegitimate scorecards in fights like this, is because some judges are fooled by the presence of one fighter simply going forward, a judge is justified if they reward a boxer for being on the front foot in a controlled way, and more importantly, because their style and ability to do this effectively gives their opponent no choice but to box on the back foot, but if one boxer chooses to use the ring, circle around his opponent, and his opponent merely follows him in an attempt to get himself into range to land punches, it is applied pressure, but that is what the opponent wants, then this should mean nothing in terms of any contribution to a fighter winning a round.

This was a great performance from Guillermo Rigondeaux, he made a massive statement, I think this fight will always be remembered as a closer fight than it than the comfortable victory for Rigondeaux that it really was, Guillermo Rigondeaux does have a very technical, 'hit and don't get hit', 'boring' style, but whether his fights enthral you, or put you to sleep, you can't deny him respect, respect he deserves for out pointing a fighter of the calibre of Nonito Donaire.