Five keys for Nonito Donaire

Plotting a path to victory for Saturday's title fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux

Originally Published: April 9, 2013
By Bernardo Pilatti |

Considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire will face Guillermo Rigondeaux in a title unification bout Saturday in New York.

Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) is the more powerful puncher of the two fighters and has more professional experience. Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs), considered one of the best amateur boxers in history, is looking to become the first fighter to defeat Donaire in 12 years.

Here are five keys to victory for Donaire against Rigondeaux: