NONITO Donaire considers himself a changed man and a better person since surviving a few trials both in his professional and personal life, including the near-death of his wife Rachel last year, entering his next fight against Zsolt Bedak with much ...
Apr 8, 2016
ONE brilliant fight deserves another and Nonito Donaire Jr., the newly-crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion, is not one to back out from a great challenge.The 33-year-old Filipino said he's willing to slug it out ...
Dec 14, 2015
IT is that time of the year when everybody is throwing the weighing scale out of the window in anticipation of all the free-flowing holiday food and booze. But don't tell Nonito Donaire, Jr. that the Yuletide season is in ...
Dec 11, 2015
CALL it a case of 'The Filipino Flash' running smack into the Incredible Jamaican Hulk.Relatively untested in the 126-pound division, Nonito Donaire, Jr. plunged into battle opposite Jamaican Nicholas 'Axe Man' Walters for the 'super&# ...
Oct 21, 2014
NONITO Donaire, Jr. looked a bit heavy on the belly when this writer recently sat down with him to talk about his May 31 showdown in Macau with World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight (126 pounds) champion Simpiwe Vetyeka. To some extent, the ...
Apr 4, 2014
HE did not look like his vintage self, even occasionally appearing a tad slow and sluggish, but in the end Filipino boxing fans heaved a collective sigh of relief when Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire Jr. stopped a stubborn Vic ' ...
Nov 12, 2013
NEW YORK - Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his WBA super bantamweight championship and added the WBO super bantamweight belt, unanimously outpointing Nonito Donaire on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) at Radio City Music Hall.Rigondeaux improved to 12-0, receiving winning scores of 114- ...
Apr 14, 2013
THREE years after, another Filipino has been extolled as the best fighter of the world.Nonito Donaire Jr. was awarded the Sugar Ray Robinson trophy as the 2012 Fighter of the Year for a remarkable campaign that saw him win all four ...
Apr 12, 2013
WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. is the least distracted with his break-up with nutritionist Victor Conte, the split coming within only three weeks before his title unification fight with World Boxing Association (WBA) counterpart Guillermo Rigondeaux ...
Mar 21, 2013
THE Filipino people served as the biggest inspiration of Nonito Donaire Jr. in his latest conquest inside the ring.The super-bantamweight champion of the world paid tribute to his countrymen upon arrival from the US early Wednesday morning, stressing he just ...
Dec 20, 2012
NONITO Donaire Jr.'s showdown with Mexican Jorge "Travieso" (Menace) Arce was supposed to be just another routine defense of the former's World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight title. Arce was not seen as a serious threat, what with the belief ...
Dec 17, 2012
HOUSTON - Guillermo Rigondeaux has all the time in the world to watch potential future opponent Nonito Donaire Jr. fight in the ring on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) against Mexican Jorge Arce.The reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) super-bantamweight champion will ...
Dec 14, 2012
HOUSTON - Rare are the fighters who train at nighttime. Count Nonito Donaire Jr. among them.In order to adapt to fight day itself, the reigning super-bantamweight champion of the world held his training sessions at night in the week leading to ...
Dec 14, 2012
HOUSTON - Nonito Donaire Jr. doesn't want the pressure to get the better of him as the hopes of the Filipino people now rest on his shoulders following the stunning loss of Manny Pacquiao to Juan Manuel Marquez.Donaire is staking his ...
Dec 12, 2012
MEXICAN Jorge Arce may yet be the most aggressive, but not necessarily the toughest opponent Nonito Donaire Jr. will be facing inside the ring."In terms of sheer aggressor, si Arce siguro `yung toughest kasi alam ninyo naman `yung mga Mexicano, they' ...
Oct 31, 2012
NONITO Donaire Jr. the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion, hopes Mexican slugger Jorge Arce won't price himself out again of a projected December 15 showdown.The boxer considered the best in the 122-lb. division said money issues ...
Oct 23, 2012
REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said he is honored to be tagged as the boxer likely to track Manny Pacquiao's path to greatness and has vowed to live up to the billing.No less ...
Oct 21, 2012
BOB Arum plans to make reigning super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. even more active in the ring by next year.Following the Filipino's remarkable ninth-round stoppage of Japanese challenger Toshiaki Nishioka to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title, ...
Oct 15, 2012
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