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Nonito Donaire-Jeffrey Mathebula set

Updated: May 22, 2012, 9:22 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire, one of the top fighters in the world pound-for-pound, told manager Cameron Dunkin and promoter Top Rank that for his next fight he wanted an opponent who would motivate him.

That is what it seems he has gotten after a deal was agreed to Tuesday to match Donaire in a 122-pound title unification match with Jeffrey Mathebula of South Africa.

They will meet in the headline fight of a "Boxing After Dark" card on HBO at the Home Depot Center ...

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