Bob Arum confirms Nonito "The Filipino Flash Donaire" is coming to the Big Apple
By Rich Mazon
Thu, 08 Sep 2011
New York - Bob Arum told this Philboxing.com writer yesterday at the press conference for Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in Chelsea Piers that Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire's next fight is confirmed for October 22 against Argentinean Omar Andres Narvaez. The fight will take place at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
"I think it's a very good fight and it's an opportunity to show Nonito to the Big East Coast audience," the amiable head of Top Rank told me. "I think that we'll have an enormous amount of Filipinos to come out and watch him," he added when I asked if he targets the large Filipino community that lives in the East Coast. Top Rank also plans to load the card with local talents that would attract other boxing fans in the area. Arum is expecting a huge turnout for the event and hopes that the large Filipino community in the Tri State would come out and support Donaire. "I think we'll pack the theatre. I think its five to six thousand people. I think it will be filled," an optimistic Arum mentioned.
Arum expects the tickets to go on sale soon for Donaire's first fight in the Big Apple. It will also be his first fight in more than eight months after his spectacular knockout of Fernando Montiel to win the WBO and WBC bantamweight belts. "The prices will be very, very reasonable and we are looking forward to It." he added. He also confirmed that HBO has picked up the fight and will televise it live. It will be paired together with the initial offering of the Pacquiao- Marquez 24/7 series that night.
Filipino fans are excited this early about Donaire fighting here in New York. I spoke to a couple of fans who were here at Chelsea Piers attending the Pacquiao - Marquez press conference and all express eagerness to support the fight and Donaire. "We will watch it and we will be there." said one fan.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
REFEREE TONY WEEKS AND TRAINER JOE GOOSSEN JOIN MORNING KOMBAT’S BRIAN CAMPBELL AHEAD OF SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSIC REPLAY OF CORRALES vs. CASTILLO
, Fri, 10 Apr 2020The Great Wells Fargo Bank Robbery
By Eric Armit, , Fri, 10 Apr 2020Second Overtime: Waiting for Luka "Skywalker"
By Homer D. Sayson, , Fri, 10 Apr 2020A remarkable boxing journey like no other 1972 Olympic gold medalist "Sugar" Ray Seales
, Fri, 10 Apr 2020Title fights on hold
By Joaquin Henson, , Thu, 09 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART IX: FLASH ELORDE VS. SANDY SADDLER
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 09 Apr 2020Marcial likes Charly’s chances
By Joaquin Henson, , Thu, 09 Apr 2020Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz Receives Promoter’s License in Arizona; Ready to Promote WBC Super Middleweight Champion David Benavidez Homecoming Title Defense in Phoenix when Pandemic Ends
, Thu, 09 Apr 2020Boxers score ahead of drivers
By Recah Trinidad, , Wed, 08 Apr 2020Sultan home empty-handed
By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 08 Apr 2020Boxers Who Made a Difference Outside the Square Ring
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 08 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VIII: FLASH ELORDE, THE LONGEST REIGNING WORLD SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 08 Apr 2020Peñalosa cancels April fight due to Covid-19
By Lito delos Reyes, , Wed, 08 Apr 2020GAB aid under process
By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 07 Apr 2020PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS PUNCHES OUT BOREDOM!
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020TUESDAY: ESPN2 to Air Seven Hours of Classic Heavyweight Fights
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS PUNCHES OUT BOREDOM!
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020Vasiliy Lomachenko on Teofimo Lopez: “He Holds My Belt”
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO PRESENT SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS, INCLUDING THREE FIGHT OF THE YEAR WINNERS, BEGINNING APRIL 10 ON SHOWTIME®
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH 10 TIME WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPION CAITLIN FORAN AHEAD OF HER PRO BOXING DEBUT
, Tue, 07 Apr 20202020 And Philippine Boxing: Could This Be The Year That They Thrive?
, Tue, 07 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 5 of 5 Featuring Leo Espinosa
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 07 Apr 2020Column: Pacquiao, Raquinel, Zulueta, Magsayo and More. A Look at Filipino Boxers in the WBA World Rankings
By Carlos Costa, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VII: LITTLE DADO, WORLD FLYWEIGHT AND BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020Dandel Fernandez breaks 2000 barrier, earns AGM title
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 06 Apr 2020