In this Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated world title unification battle between 2012 Fighter of the Year and World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight champion NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX, which will take place on New York’s biggest stage — Radio City Music Hall. The fight will be witnessed by Donaire vs. Rigondeaux will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“What a great achievement for this world championship fight to sell out this iconic venue,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank. “This validates everything that is right about boxing — great fights between great champions, produces great events.”
For Top Rank, this will complete its New York Promotional Triple Crown, having already promoted world title fights at the old and the new Yankee Stadiums and numerous events at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. This also marks only the second time Radio City Music Hall has ever hosted professional boxing in its 82-year history.