Advertisement
Advertisement

Donaire Confused Over WBA's Order For Vetyeka-Walters

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
2012 “Fighter of the Year” Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is confused over the WBA Championship Committee decision to order negotiations for a mandatory fight between featherweight super champion, Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16KOs) and the regular champion Nicholas Walters (23-0, 19KOs).
 
Boxingscene.com reported that both parties were notified and were given 120 days to fight, meaning before April 5, 2014 - which upsets Donaire’s plans to face Walters in a title fight in late April or early May.

Vetyeka, who is also the IBO champion ended the longest reign in boxing when he scored 6th round TKO over Indonesia’s Chris John who decided to quit before the start of the seventh round.

Walters won the WBA title with a 7th round TKO over Daulis Prescott  on December 8, 2012 and retained the title with a 4th round TKO of Alberto Garza in his first title defense last November 9 to remain undefeated with a record of 23-0 with 19 knockouts.
 
While his fractured cheekbone is “healing well but it takes time because its not the muscle, it’s the bone." Donaire told us he would be “ready in late April but it would be better in May.”
 
Informed of the WBA decision Donaire told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard - “I don’t understand. If they have as super champion and a regular champion (Walters) why do they have to fight each other instead of the No.1 contender? I don’t understand but I guess they’ll open up the regular championship if that’s the case.”
 
Donaire said he will “try to get back into training next week and be more active now unlike before when I would only train when the contract is there. This time I want to train all year round starting next year and keep training and be always in the gym rather that show up when the fight is there.”
 
At the same time Donaire said he hopes the family including wife Rachel and son Jarel could visit the Philippines sometime in January next year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=zamuxolomaneli;14020700]Vetyeka is a South African from East London so nobody cares about him. Believe me he may be ill-disciplined but he is talented. I think he is realizing that time is not on his side. He can beat all these…

Comment by wiz1030 on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=zamuxolomaneli;14020700]Vetyeka is a South African from East London so nobody cares about him. Believe me he may be ill-disciplined but he is talented. I think he is realizing that time is not on his side. He can beat all these…

Comment by zamuxolomaneli on 12-12-2013

Vetyeka is a South African from East London so nobody cares about him. Believe me he may be ill-disciplined but he is talented. I think he is realizing that time is not on his side. He can beat all these…

Comment by giacomino on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=Black Barty;14020593]This is the issue here. So far the WBA has had no problem with having super and regular champs simultaneously in several weight classes. Why mandate a fight between them now? Do they even have rules concerning this? Is…

Comment by Black Barty on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=giacomino;14020493]Classic thing is Chris John never would have fought either Donaire or Walters, and the WBA never would have made him. Now he loses and the guy who beat him has to fight who they say.[/QUOTE] This is the issue…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement