LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nonito Donaire will soon get his turn on boxing's biggest stages after the IBF flyweight champion signed a promotional contract with Top Rank.

Promoter Bob Arum announced the deal Thursday alongside Donaire, a Filipino-born fighter who grew up in San Leandro, Calif., a Bay Area suburb. Long a promising prospect with no big-name victories, Donaire leaped into prominence last year with a fifth-round knockout victory over Vic Darchinyan to win the 112-pound title.