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Back In The Ring: NBC's Next Boxing Telecast Set For April 20
Published February 20, 2013
ROCKETTES BEWARE: ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael noted Top Rank yesterday announced that junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire will face fellow titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13 in the main event of HBO's "World Championship Boxing" at Radio City Music Hall in N.Y. The fight will be “just the second in the 82-year history of Radio City Music Hall,” after Roy Jones Jr. “defended the light heavyweight world title there” against David Telesco in January '00. Top Rank Chair Bob Arum said he "couldn't get" the Theater at Madison Square Garden, so MSG Exec VP/Sports & Arena Renovation Joel Fisher "said maybe he could get Radio City, because the Garden owns it. We said that was a great idea. It's expensive to do a fight there, but it's worth it" (ESPN.com, 2/19).