Donaire and Rigondeaux Lock Stares Ahead of Fight

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For close to two minutes, Nonito Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondeaux stared one another down, unwilling to concede one iota of trepidation ahead of their WBO/WBA junior featherweight title unification fight this Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. What is usually a perfunctory photo opportunity turned into a test of manhood between Donaire (32-1, 20 knockouts) and Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs) at Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) press conference, raising the stakes to suggest that looking away would be tantamount to a mental lapse in what is expected to be a high stakes game of speed chess.

Finally, the two broke away to speak with the press, but it left "The Filipino Flash" Donaire with a good feeling about what most expect to be his most difficult trial to date.

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