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  1. Source: Donaire to fight at Radio City

    Michael Woods

    Filipino-American superstar Nonito Donaire will glove up at Radio City Music Hall in his next bout, April 13 against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, said a source with promoter Top Rank. Texas and California were in contention, the source said, but th...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  2. Donaire-Rigondeaux may land in NY

    Michael Woods

    NYC fight fans are hoping that the April 13 clash between Filipino-American superstar Nonito Donaire, who holds the WBO super bantam crown, and WBA super bantam champ Guillermo Rigondeaux will land in The City, perhaps at Radio City Music Hall. But a...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  3. Donaire likely to fight in April

    Michael Woods

    Cameron Dunkin, the Las Vegas-based manager of Nonito Donaire, said the Filipino-American will likely next fight in April, the exact date to be determined. He'll tangle in California, Nevada or Texas. Guillermo Rigondeaux, a crafty Cuban, Vic Darc...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Sun. PM update: Fishgold says he will cut Ayi Bruce loose

    Michael Woods

    Manager Gunther Fishgold was so displeased with what he perceived was a distinct lack of passion on Ayi Bruce's part in his Saturday fight with Filipino Dennis Laurente on the Pacquiao-Marquez undercard, he told NYFightBlog he will no longer work wit...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  5. Update: Ayi Bruce loses on Pacman undercard

    Michael Woods

    The best laid plans of Ghana-born Albany resident Ayi Bruce went off the rails at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday night. We chatted with Bruce's manager, Gunther Fishgold, on Friday. He seemed confident his kid would handle Filipino vet Dennis La...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  6. Contest winners Viray and St. Ana rocked

    Michael Woods

    Tiffany Viray and Liahna Sta. Ana, who were picked by Nonito Donaire to sing the Filipino and US anthems, respectively, rocked the house at the WaMu Theater on Saturday night. They sang after a fella whose name I didn't get sang Argentina's anthem, w...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  7. Final Donaire-Narvaez presser report

    Michael Woods

    The last presser before the Saturday card at the MSG WaMu Theater unfolded at Gallagher's in midtown today. Promoter Bob Arum, bearing down on 80 but still exhibiting ample energy and work ethic, held court, building up The Filipino Flash, Nonito Don...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  8. UPDATED: Donaire picks two belters; meet Tiffany Viray

    Michael Woods

    Nonito Donaire offered a chance for a regular Joe or Jane to sing both the Filipino and American national anthems prior to his Oct. 22 fight at Madison Square Garden's Theater against Omar Narvaez. The bantamweight champ received hundreds of audi...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  9. Could Donaire be looking past Narvaez?

    Michael Woods

    It's hard in our supersized society for littler guys to get respect. A bantamweight has to be darned special to make it on to pound-for-pound lists, but Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire, all 118 pounds of him, has done just that. Pundits are lu...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  10. Wanted: Anthem singer for Oct. 22 Donaire fight

    Michael Woods

    Maybe you washed out in the "American Idol" tryouts. Maybe you're a graybeard who made it on to "Star Search" but got the boot in the semifinals, and you still have nightmares about Ed McMahon chortling while announcing your ouster. Well, don't ditc...

    Blog | October 03, 2011