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Donaire is Already Down To 128 in Camp For Vazquez Jr.

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com was on hand for one of Nonito Donaire's recent sparring sessions. Donaire is training in Las Vegas for his super bantamweight debut against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. The fight takes place on February 4th in San Antonio, Texas and will be televised by HBO.

Donaire struggled to make the 118 pound bantamweight limit in his previous fight against Omar Narvaez this past October. He attributed part of his struggles to his extended hiatus from the ring while he resolved issues with his promotional company, Top Rank.

"I went into camp (for Narvaez) weighing 140 pounds. I was heavier than I like to be. I went into this camp at 128 pounds which is where I should be. I only need to get down to 122 so I will be fine," explained Donaire. 

The Filipino Flash previously stated that he would eventually like to move up to the featherweight division at some point in 2012 where big fights against Yuriorkis Gamboa and Juan Manuel Lopez could possibly take place. Donaire said that he needs to see how he performs at 122 pounds before he can speculate on when he will be ready to make the jump.

"I can't really say when I will move up. I need to see how this fight goes first and see how I feel. I want to clean out the division," Donaire stated.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 12-31-2011

Maybe he should stay at BW then and fight one of the excellent boxers there rather than someone 1 fight removed from a loss to Jorge Arce.

Comment by Yessum on 12-31-2011

[QUOTE=johncods;11615207]I think 130 lbs. is the highest division Donaire can go. People forget that he is already 29 yrs. old. He isn't really as big as some here make him out to be. Plus I don't think it would ever…

Comment by gibo on 12-31-2011

Donaire beats WVjr. WV will get caught and get KO'D. IMO

Comment by mushahadeen on 12-30-2011

Too big for 122. I mean that's like some anorexic chicks.

Comment by xcaret v4 on 12-30-2011

having trouble making weight? no fuken shi*.. ur fighting at a weight class you dont even belong in

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