By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic Darchinyan spoke to Fightnews and ripped into multi-divsion world champion Nonito Donaire, whom he says is afraid to give him a rematch. Darchinyan is convinced Donaire was lucky in 2007 when he scored the KO win over him.
“Nonito Donaire has shown that he will not give me a rematch and has selected to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13. I don’t think that fight will happen. I scored a good win over former unbeaten Luis Del Valle in my last fight and I will do the same to Donaire. Fight fans around the world ask me on a regular basis ‘when is Donaire going to fight you again?’ Nonito got lucky in 2007 but it would be a different result in 2013. Prove me you are not scared of me. I fought Donaire nearly 6 years ago and since then I want a rematch to prove everyone that he got really lucky. After I became undisputed world champion I told him ‘Let’s fight!’ and the answer was ‘I have already beaten you, why do I have to fight you?’ Three major belts are not enough to fight? He is scared of me that’s why! It looks like he can’t decide who he’s scared of more. Me or Rigo! Lets fight and prove to me you aren’t chicken! I have no problem to take VADA drug testing.”