Sources in Britain have informed us that the proposed clash between WBA "regular" Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23) and multi-weight world champion Nonito Donaire (35-3, 23) is looking unlikely following a change of plans from Quigg and his team.
The bout, which was eyed for November, was thought to be close to a done deal with Donaire looking to make his US debut though from what we under-stand Quiggs team have looked at other options, which may include a fighter with Quigg's promotional stablemate Jamie McDonnell (27-2-1, 12) who has hinted that he may be moving to Super Bantamweight in the imminent future.
Whilst no word on the situation has been made from Quigg's team Donaire seems to have said told the Englishman's promoter to get a deal sorted or forget about it, rather than continue to wait. With November just a few weeks away we can fully understand why Donaire will look elsewhere if a deal cannot be struck in the next day or two.
For Quigg the opportunity to face Donaire was a chance to face a second known "name" following his very impressive 2nd round TKO win over Kiko Martinez back in May. If the bout falls through it would seem very unlikely the Quigg would get someone with the name value that Donaire has, even if the bout does come against McDonnell, a 2-time world champion at Bantamweight.
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