Filipino flashes on Jackal’s radar- Donaire becomes a champ at Framptons weight

Filipino star Nonito Donaire has put himself on ‘The Jackal’s’ radar after reclaiming the WBO super bantamweight World title this weekend.

Frampton had talked about facing Guillermo Rigondeaux, who was stripped of the WBO strap for inactivity. if he overcomes Scott Quigg on February 27 in Manchester.

However, a bout with former Pound for Pound World #3 has become all the more appealing after the Flipino puncher claimed a unification hungry Frampton wants.

Donaire was previously name dropped by team Frampton, particularly after the Chris Avolas win, but more recently the undefeated IBF champ has said he wanted to beat ‘Rigo’ to prove he was the best at the weight in the World.

However, 33 year old Donaire will now certainly be an explored option after February 27.

Donaire survived what he described as the toughest fight in his career to beat Mexico’s Cesar Juarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico and regain Champion status.

Donaire eventually won what reports describe as a ‘thriller’ by scores of 116-110, 116-110 and 117-109.


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