NONITO Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondeaux easily made the 122 lbs. limit Friday (early Saturday Manila time) and formally declared themselves ready against each other for their world super-bantamweight unification title match at the Radio Music City Hall in New York City.
The 30-year-old Donaire tipped the scale at 121.6 lbs.,while the Cuban came in a pound lighter at 121.5 lbs during the official weigh-in at the Madison Square Garden.
The highly-anticipated match scheduled Saturday (Sunday Manila time) is set for 12 rounds where Donaire’s World Boxing Organization title and Rigondeaux’s World Boxing Association crown will be both at stake.
Shortly after making the weight, the two again had another intense stare down at the center of the stage just like they did during the final press conference for the match Wednesday.
“You feel the intensity with me and Guillermo. You guys are gonna enjoy this fight,” said the `Filipino Flash’ afterwards.
Donaire holds a ring record of 31-1, with 20 KOs, while Rigondeaux, a former Olympic gold medalist, is 11-0, with eight KOs.