MANILA — Nonito “The Flash” Donaire is now eyeing to rip victory for the country once more on his much-waited March 28 bout at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“You always want to be willing to fight,” he said.
“We’ve been wanting to fight in the Philippines for a long time,” Donaire said. “It’s just that it never happened because of the promotion that I’m in and the fights that are coming up beforehand. We’ve been trying to get this fight, and this time we have the opportunity to fight in the Philippines which is very good and exciting [though] we’re still finalizing everything.”
Following his loss against Nicholas Walters, Donaire is now training at his father’s gym in Oakland.
“The Flash” is getting ready ahead of his scheduled fight with his own father, Nonito Sr. as his trainer.
Donaire has won in four weight classes: flyweight; bantamweight; junior featherweight and featherweight.
Meanwhile, the World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman also announced that they have approved a match between Donaire and any of the Top 10 contenders for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super-bantamweight title.
The promoter, however, has yet to name Donaire’s opponent for the said match.