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Donaire Hints Unification Could Be Next After Vetyeka

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Determined to use every opportunity to train while waiting for his father/trainer Nonito “Dodong” Donaire Sr to arrive on April 12, to officially begin his training camp,  Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire worked out at the Elorde Gym at Home Depot in Ortigas after an interview with ABS-CBN for a pre-fight primer on his WBA world title fight against South African champion Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau on May 31.

Donaire shadow-boxed and then hammered the heavy bag with vicious combinations during which he demonstrated remarkable hand-speed which is expected to be a key factor in his title fight against Vetyeka.

Donaire told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that the fight against Veyteka ”is never easy because he is a world champion for a reason and its going to be a very important fight to mark the fifth division I am fighting in and on top of that its a world championship.”

Donaire said he is motivated by the fact that should he win against Vetyeka, then there is a strong possibility for a unification title fight against the winner of the separate championship showdowns featuring WBA champion Nicholas Walters and IBF champion  Evgeny Gradovich on the same card.

He said “there is definitely a possibility of the winners meeting and that is why they are putting all the featherweights in this card. You know me, I seek to fight everyone and always want to unify (the titles) because I believe there should only be one champion. That’s the goal.”

Donaire said he is sure “his spirits will be lifted when he trains at the Elorde Gym along Sucat Road in Paranaque with  all the fans having a chance to watch him” as they did on Sunday at the Home Depot workout, posing for photos and getting his autograph.

The four division champion recalled that when nobody really knew him he trained in the Philippines but it is different now after he earned recognition as a four division world champion and 2012 “Fighter of the Year.”

Donaire said “I am really happy because I finally get to train here at this level.  It’s so much easier here besides there are so many good sparring partners. The whole training camp package is complete.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 03-31-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14382486]I ranked Nonito pretty high. That's why I went ape **** when I saw what Rigo did to him. And the way he fought vs Vic was like wow, this guy might be having serious problems.[/QUOTE] The Darchinyan fight…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 03-31-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14382389]The montiel win, multiple weight class belts and that unification run really put him up there. Really depends on what you base your P4P on I guess[/QUOTE] I ranked Nonito pretty high. That's why I went ape **** when I…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 03-31-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14381991]I'd love to see him unify against Gradovich. And even a fight with Nicholas Walters isn't bad, although the [B]WBA having two world champions is stupid as hell.[/QUOTE][/B] It's bad enough that there's 4 legit title per weight class. Then…

Comment by Hougigo on 03-31-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14382382]Crazy to see how Nonito has fallen from grace after getting schooled by Rigo. Went from just as good as Floyd and Andre Ward. To struggling with a super blown up bantamweight in Darchinyan. On top of all that…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 03-31-2014

Crazy to see how Nonito has fallen from grace after getting schooled by Rigo. Went from just as good as Floyd and Andre Ward. To struggling with a super blown up bantamweight in Darchinyan. On top of all that I…

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