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Donaire Won't Have His Conditioning Coach in Macau

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

American strength and conditioning coach Nick Curson won’t be with Nonito “The Filipino Flash" Donaire when he travels to Macau on May 24 for his WBA title fight against tough South African world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka at the Cotai Arena of the plush Venetian Resort Hoteland Casino on May 31.

Curson, who spent three days in hospital apparently with a virus, is still recovering and told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard he doesn’t wish to contaminate the four division world champion at a crucial stage of his preparation for what could be a war in the ring.

Curson said - “Nonito knows what he needs to do and is perfectly fine. He will be okay. His old trainer Mike Bassel will be there for the last week. I’ll give him instructions and Mike and I have talked plenty of times. He’s a good guy who knows what he’s doing and he will keep Nonito going, that’s for sure.”

Donaire who is chasing a world title in a fifth weight division has trained rigorously and gone through a demanding plyometrics regimen under the watchful eye of Curson.

Curson was responsible for getting WBO light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes in superb shape for his mandatory title defense against Interim champion Moises Fuentes of Mexico, who Nietes dropped three times en route to a spectacular 9th round TKO at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 10.

Donaire told us his weight “is no problem” and his training in the sweltering heat at the Elorde Gym of brothers Johnny and “Bebot” Elorde has been a great help.

He also said the sparring with Lopez was particularly good and that the former WBC Silver super bantamweight champion “had a great jab, was a good boxer and tough” and that overall “the sparring was good.”

Donaire will wind up his sparring at 8:00 p.m. today at the Johnny Elorde Gym along Sucat Road in Paranaque and is likely to go twelve rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chicano box on 05-21-2014

There goes Ronnie making up excuses for nonita just in case he loses.

Comment by Beercules on 05-21-2014

Is Donaire an idiot or what? He's probably drinking eggs, Rocky style.

Comment by shadow-boxer on 05-21-2014

[QUOTE=Luilun;14574303]Nonito found a new steroid pusher ? hell those roods didn't help with Rigo[/QUOTE] The arrogance of this imp. Who are you to accuse others of using steroids without even a shred of evidence? He is doing OSDT whole year…

Comment by Evol on 05-21-2014

donaire keeping it old skool.. sticking to the books and not actual hands on training LOL.

Comment by Evol on 05-21-2014

[QUOTE=CLUNG3-TANK;14574134]ahhh the old Donaire "telecommunication" training, that worked well last time.[/QUOTE] donaire has the worst team ever LOL!!

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