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What drives Nonito Donaire in title race

It’s the prospect of unifying the world bantamweight championship that’s fueling Nonito Donaire’s mission to top the World Boxing Super Series and the first step is to dethrone WBA titlist Ryan Burnett at the 13,000-seat SSE Hyrdo in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 3......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Nonito Donaire Jr., Mark Magsayo join forces

Former IBF/IBO flyweight, interim WBA superflyweight, WBC bantamweight, IBF/WBO superbantamweight and WBA featherweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. is now training with WBO/WBC No. 1 featherweight Mark Magsayo in Las Vegas as they prepare for big fights before the year ends......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Donnie Nietes not too keen on Palicte rematch or Pinoy-versus-Pinoy title bouts

Following last weekend’s controversial Split Draw decision at the end of the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, at SuperFly 3 in Los Angeles, California, the WBO’s 115-pound strap remains, well, vacant. Nietes and Palicte battled for twelve rounds, ending with one judge scoring it for the former, 118-110, the other judge scoring it 116-112 for the latter, and the third judge scoring it 114-114 for the Split Draw. Many thought that Nietes had done more than enough to earn a fourth-division world championship, so obviously, the Split Draw left a bitter taste in the mouth of the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion. As such, the most-likely scenario is that Nietes and Palicte lock horns once again, with the hopes of finally determining a new WBO Super Flyweight king. While no official announcement or decision has been made regarding the matter, Nietes isn’t exactly chomping at the bit to get back in there with his fellow Negrense. For Nietes, who was one scorecard away from joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipino four-division world champions, he feels that a rematch isn’t necessary given that many-including himself- believe that he won the 12-round affair. “Para sa akin siguro, sa akin lang ah, siguro wala na yung rematch dapat, kasi alam naman ng mga tao na ako talaga yung panalo,” Nietes told ABS-CBN Sports. “Siguro mas better na maghanap na kami ng ibang makakalaban, rated diyan sa WBO.” Obviously, there’s no shortage in contenders in the WBO’s 115-pound shark tank. Nietes and Palicte are 1 and 2 respectively. Still, Nietes has never been one to back down from any challenge, and the 36-year old Murcia, Negros-native says that he’s down for anyone. “Depende sa WBO tsaka sa manager ko kung sino gusto nila ipa-laban sa akin. Ako, open naman ako kahit sinong lalabanan.” Nietes says he’s targeting a return to the ring in February, but with rumours of a WBO title bout against Japan's Kazuto Ioka also swirling around, the Filipino boxing star says he has no problem coming back earlier. Ioka defeated WBO-ranked McWilliams Arroyo at SuperFly 3. Another name that’s being mentioned is compatriot Jerwin Ancajas, the IBF’s reigning 115-pound king. Ancajas defeated Nietes’ teammate Jonas Sultan earlier this year in what was the first all-Filipino world championship bout in 92 years. With Nietes’ jump to super flyweight, fans and pundits alike all salivated at the prospect of another high-level all-Filipino world championship clash between Nietes and Ancajas. While that would definitely be a must-see matchup, Nietes says he’d rather not have to share the ring against a fellow Pinoy, unless completely necessary. “For me, siguro hindi lang muna ako [lalaban] sa mga Pinoy siguro,” Nietes shared. “Much better kung mga ibang lahi lang muna. Kung sakali namang wala na talagang makakalaban kami na ibang lahi, okay ako mag-unify ng Pinoy against Pinoy.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds

BELFAST, Northern Ireland --- Belfast's Carl Frampton stopped Luke Jackson in nine rounds to secure another shot at the world featherweight title on Saturday. Having successfully defended the interim WBO title, Frampton will be confirmed as mandatory challenger to full champion Oscar Valdez but will next fight IBF titlist Josh Warrington, who travelled to Windsor Park to be ringside. Against Australia's Jackson, the 31-year-old Frampton had long been a significant favorite in a fight that essentially served as a celebration of his popularity in his home city, where he may have fought for the final time. With Jackson increasingly struggling to defend himself and remain on his feet ha...Keep on reading: Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 19th, 2018Related News

Nonito Donaire Jr. back to Belfast

Nonito Donaire, Jr. returns to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a shot at the WBA unified bantamweight title held by Ryan Burnett, tentatively in September, and is now training under Brandon Woods at Bones Adams’ gym in Las Vegas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2018Related News

Donaire fights Burnett in World Boxing Series inaugurals

Filipino four-division world champion Nonito Donaire will be facing No. 1 seed and world titleholder Ryan Burnett in the bantamweight division side of the coming World Boxing Series. The undefeated Burnett, 26 of Northern Ireland (10-0 with 9 KOs), chose Donaire (38-5 with 24 KOs) as his quarterfinal opponent in the 118-pound level of the [...] The post Donaire fights Burnett in World Boxing Series inaugurals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 23rd, 2018Related News

Donaires in reunion for Super Series?

There’s a possibility that the father-and-son team of Nonito Donaire, Sr. and Jr. may get together again for the World Boxing Super Series where eight of the world’s top bantamweights will compete in a knockout format to determine the undisputed champion and the winner of a $10 Million grand prize......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Donaire signs up for Super Series

Former five-time world boxing champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. is chasing a new dream to become the undisputed bantamweight titleholder with his inclusion in the eight-man Super Series, a knockout tournament where the ultimate prize is a $10 Million reward......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Donaire says Matthysse can’t be taken lightly

Former world flyweight, interim superflyweight, bantamweight, superbantamweight and featherweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. warned Manny Pacquiao not to take WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina lightly when they clash in the Fight of Champions at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Better this way: No father-son boxing reunion for Donaires soon

Nonito Donaire Sr. is part of Manny Pacquiao's corner versus Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mark Giongco KUALA LUMPUR--Don't expect a father-son boxing reunion between the Donaires happening a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

2 dead, 1 hurt in Olongapo road accident

OLONGAPO CITY -- A tricycle driver and one of his passengers were killed at dawn on Monday when they were hit by a truck along the national highway in Barangay (village) New Cabalan here. Arlan Magtibay, 33, and his 41-year-old passenger Randy Donaire died on the spot following the 4:58 a.m. collision. The police are searching for the truck driver who fled. The tricycle was headed north but had swerved to the other lane, crashing into the incoming truck. Jessa Palad, 21, the tricycle's other passenger, was rushed to the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital for treatment. /je...Keep on reading: 2 dead, 1 hurt in Olongapo road accident.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 25th, 2018Related News

Nietes in pound-for-pound breakthrough

Former WBO minimumweight, WBO lightflyweight and IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes became only the third Filipino ever after Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, Jr. to make it to the top 10 Ring Magazine pound-for-pound honor roll as he was ranked No. 9 in the latest ratings......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2018Related News

Donaire Sr. now in Pacman corner

Nonito Donaire Sr. has been named to the team of Manny Pacquiao to help the Filipino ring icon wrest Argentine Lucas Matthysse's WBA welterweight title in their clash at Axiata Arena in Malays.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2018Related News

Nonito Donaire’s father joins Pacquiao camp for Matthysse fight

  MANILA, Philippines – A week after opening training camp, Manny Pacquiao tapped the father of a former world champion as assistant coach for his bout against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia.  Pacquiao invited Nonito Donaire Sr., the father of former 4-division world ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao adds Nonito Donaire Sr. to team of trainers for Mathysse fight

Nonito Donaire Sr., father of multi-time boxing world champion Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire Jr. was tapped to lend his expertise and beef up Manny Pacquiao's think-tank in preparation for the Filipino's title bid against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia. A week after opening training camp, Pacquiao added Donaire to help out in plotting tactical plans against Matthysse, the reigning WBA welterweight champion from Argentina. "Donaire will serve as one of the assistant coaches," said Pacquiao, who did two trial rounds with the mitts with the father of former world champion Nonito Donaire (Junior). It was Donaire Sr. who trained and honed his son, who later won multiple former world championships in three weight divisions. "So far, so good. I am happy with my current team," said Pacquiao, who took two days off on Saturday and Sunday to rest and relax, coming off a controversial loss last year in Australia against local brawler Jeff Horn. Pacquiao went scuba diving Sunday and was refreshed to do his road work the morning after. Pacquiao is trying to have an all-Filipino line-up in his bid to win his 11th world title against a formidable opponent who has knocked out 36 of his 39 wins or a whopping 92 percent ratio. Matthysse has only lost four times in his career. Long time friend and confidant Buboy Fernandez would still act as head coach along with assistant trainer Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Pacquiao is still about to name another team member soon, the person who will help him in his strength and conditioning. - RELEASE.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 8th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao hires Donaire Sr. as assistant trainer

A week after opening training camp, Manny Pacquiao added Nonito Donaire Sr. to help out in plotting tactical plans against Lucas Matthysse......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 8th, 2018Related News

Donaire joins Team Pacquiao staff

FORMER General Santos City native Nonito Donaire Sr. was tapped to lend his expertise and beef up Manny Pacquiao’s think-tank in preparation for the Filipino’s title bid against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia. A week after opening training camp, Pacquiao added Donaire to help….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2018Related News

Qualities of an elite fighter

When an up-and-coming fighter beats an elite fighter who is no longer in his prime, does that guarantee him of achieving an elite status in the future? From what I have observed, the usual answer is “no.” And just over the weekend, Jessie Magdaleno, who beat Nonito Donaire in November 2016, was stopped out by [...] The post Qualities of an elite fighter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 2nd, 2018Related News

Nonito Donaire, Jr. speaks out on loss

Nonito Donaire, Jr. gave no excuses for his loss to Carl Frampton and said yesterday size made the difference as the Irishman used his physical advantage to enable a tactical gameplan in blunting the Filipino Flash’s power to hurt his opponent......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2018Related News

Late rally fails for Nonito Donaire Jr.

Nonito Donaire Jr. staged a bold assault in the homestretch but failed to overcome Carl Frampton who held on to win the interim WBO featherweight crown via a unanimous 12-round decision at the jam-packed SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 23rd, 2018Related News