Golden Boy lands Nonito Donaire from Top Rank

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Top Rank couldn't get any more interesting, comes word today from Golden Boy that bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire has joined the stable, from Top Rank.
Nonito Donaire earned both the WBC and WBO titles after his second-round stoppage of Fernando Montiel, Feb. 19.
Nonito Donaire signed "an exclusive, multi-year agreement."
"Nonito Donaire is one of the top boxers in the world today and we're going to make sure he gets the chance to defend his world titles and stays as active as possible," Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions said.  "The bantamweight division is becoming one of the most competitive and exciting divisions in boxing and we look forward to promoting Nonito in great fights in the coming years."
Or will he?

Top Rank's Bob Arum, told that Donaire is still under contract with Top Rank.
Donaire said in a statement that he's eager for his new home.
"I'm honored to be joining so many great fighters and champions on the Golden Boy Promotions team, with," Donaire said. "I'm going to fight my heart out every time I'm in the ring and will give fans the fights they want to see."

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