Judge Says Donaire Cannot Jump Ship To Golden Boy, Must Stay With Top Rank

BY The Sweet Science ON March 29, 2011
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Golden Boy Poached Top Rank Boxer Nonito Donaire,
Ordered to Stop Promoting "The Filipino Flash"

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2011) -- Today, the Honorable Daniel Weinstein (ret.) enjoined Golden Boy Promotions from promoting Top Rank boxer Nonito Donaire for the duration of Top Rank's exclusive promotional agreement with Donaire.  Golden Boy wrongfully signed Donaire to a four-year promotional agreement in the face of Top Rank's agreement with the up-and-coming star.  The Arbitrator's ruling paves the way for Top Rank to promote Donaire's next bout and continued career, something the Las Vegas-based company had started arranging last month before Golden Boy signed Donaire. 

Top Rank's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles stated, "We are pleased with Judge Weinstein's carefully considered decision.  Top Rank hopes it can put the lawyers and legal fight behind it and return to doing what it does best -- promoting the most talented boxers and the most entertaining boxing matches in the world today."

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Radam G says:

I just hope that JunJun doesn't play dat GBP crooked game. It would be a shame. The next thing GBP will try to do is to advise The Filipino Flash to sit out for a year until his contract with Bobfather ends. You see, OMG! Big Money O has become self-righteous, full of himself, full of bull and is now about pridefighting, instead of PRIZEfighting. TFF better go for d prize, you can be rich and full of pride when you cannot rumble anymore at 35 or 40 years old. But right now this is the time to RUMBLE, YOUNG MAN, RUMBLE! Make da MOOLA! Let not dat darn proud make you stumble. From what you got going, you don't want to tumble. Get PAID! And PAID! And PAID! Later for the GBP poison koolaid. Holla!

FighterforJC says:

GBP=PWNED. LOL. I wonder what Donaire's little skanky ho is going to say now. LOL. The best thing about this whole thing is that Nonito himself managed to keep his mouth shut, or at least none of it came out to the public.

Radam G says:

I'm not sure of the meaning of "little shanky ho," so I'm moving on. Holla!

FighterforJC says:

"Skanky," not "shanky." I think we all know exactly who we're talking about.

At any rate, BAD career move on Donaire's part for attempting to ditch Arum. It almost reminds me of The Great White Hype, where towards the end Jeff Goldblum's character boldly declared his departure from Samuel Jackson's character, only for it to backfire on Jeff Goldblum. I know it's not an exact parallel, but Donaire is looking stupid right now. It's one thing to go to another promoter, it's a whole other thing when you're acting like a jealous primadonna not getting the spotlight she feels she deserves. Donaire's side took shots at Pacquiao and Kinkee, bad move.

Radam G says:

All RIGHT! FJC, you should never assume for "we all know exactly." I was clueless about what you meant. [It goes to show that we can all learn from each other.] Now I have learned the meaning of a new term. According to what I found, "Skanky ho," means "One who over-flaunts what they may or may not have..." This fit the GBP characters and lowlives to the letter. I must admit that Big Money Oscar is my boy, but he has sunk and is going to straight-up smelly. Holla!

Radam G says:

By the way, Da Manny's wife is nicknamed Jinkee, not Kinkee! A Freudian slip there. But it is all good. Pinays got it going on and ON! Holla!

FighterforJC says:

By the way, Da Manny's wife is nicknamed Jinkee, not Kinkee! A Freudian slip there. But it is all good. Pinays got it going on and ON! Holla!


That was no slip. lol.

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