Agence France-PresseApril 14, 2013 02:45
Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux beat Nonito Donaire by a unanimous decision Saturday to retain his WBA junior featherweight world title and hand the Filipino his first loss in 12 years.
Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Rigondeaux recovered from an earlier knockdown to win the 12-round bout at Radio City Music Hall on all three judges' scorecards, 114-113, 115-112 and 116-111.
The 32-year-old Rigondeaux remained undefeated as a pro, improving to 12-0 with eight knockouts. He also took Donaire's WBO version of the belt.