Boxing body warns Donaire

Boxing body warns Donaire

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has officially notified Filipino bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire to comply with their rules and regulations that require all champions to make a title defense every four months as failure to do so within six months will led to the declaration of the title vacant.

A statement issued by WBC from its Mexico City headquarters said they have not yet received a reply from Donaire who in turn indicated that he will soon make an announcement about his return to the ring.

Donaire has not fought since knocking out Fernando Montiel of Mexico on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas.

Currently, promotional rights to of his fights are being contested by Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum and Golden Boy Promotions’ owner Oscar de la Hoya.

A string of impressive fights has made Donaire among the world’s best fighters and boxing analysts said he is a likely successor to Manny Pacquiao.