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Guillermo Rigondeaux Off Donaire vs. Arce card; Kratingdaenggym fails physical?
The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux and former world champion Poonsawat Kartingdaenggym has been canceled from this Saturday's card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to be televised live on HBO® as the co-main event to the Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title fight.
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"The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation notified us today that they would not issue a license to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym," said Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank®. "I feel very badly for both fighters who trained very hard. Top Rank's matchmakers are working with HBO to returning Guillermo back to the ring as soon as possible."
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On Saturday from Houston, pound-for-pound entrant Nonito Donaire looks to cap off a productive 2012 with a win over longtime standout Jorge Arce. In the main supporting bout, fellow-122-pound titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux takes on former WBA champion--Thailand’s Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym.
The final press conference for this weekend's Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce bout on HBO was held this afternoon in Houston. On the undercard of course is Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym. Right here, you can view a collection of photos from the final Donaire vs. Arce press conference, as well as some video and other notes. Take a look.
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The WBA super bantamweight title fight between undefeated defending champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym has been canceled from this Saturday's Nonita Donaire-Jorge Arce card in Houston, Texas.
"The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation notified us today that they would not issue a license to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym,"...
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